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I will try my best to provide detailed info on various cars and what is like to live with them, I have already produced a few for Jaguar-car-forums, I will do my best to be unbiased, but it will be hard for some cars. I will re-produce press releases and copy from other motoring news.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

USA SALES MARCH - KIA - The brand has dropped a significant number of units this month.

  • Forte Family of Compact Cars Leads March Sales
Kia Motors America today announced March sales of 49,429 units, led by the Forte family of compact cars with 10,289 units sold. The month also saw sales of the all-new Niro** climb to 2,704 units in the crossover’s second full month of availability.
The Rio has dropped a large amount due in part to the all new model due imminently, the other sedans were also all, in the main down in sales, the all-new Niro has produced a significant amount of sales with the second month sales tipping 2,700. 
We then have the Crossover and SUV side of the brand, unfortunately, these are all down too, meaning that the brand for the month was down around 9,000 units, to a low figure of 48,429 units in the month.
MONTH OF MARCH
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2017
2016
2017
2016
Rio
1,246
2,475
3,072
5,366
Forte
10,289
10,406
25,062
23,922
Optima
10,204
11,725
26,945
29,768
Cadenza
437
593
1,125
1,552
K900
43
95
108
246
Niro
2,704
N/A
4,889
N/A
Sportage
5,560
6,804
15,414
17,467
Sorento
7,751
9,897
20,775
24,693
Sedona
2,769
4,241
6,418
10,231
Soul
8,426
12,043
23,920
33,076
Total
49,429
58,279
127,728
146,321
* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
** Quantities are limited.