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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.

Monday, 8 May 2017

USA SALES APRIL - KIA - The Korean brand has taken a massive drop in sales for the month.

Kia Motors America today announced April sales of 53,358 units, led by the Forte nameplate with 10,496 units sold, the highest monthly sales total in company history for the family of compact cars, going through each model, starting with the Rio which took a huge nose dive on the same month a year ago, yes the Forte did grow but only slightly.
The Optima, Cadenza and K900 all took dips, but the sales drop was helped with nearly 3000 (2939) units being sold by the all new NIRO hybrid car, The Sportage sook a huge drop, losing 2,000 units, 1,000 units down on the Sorento, and another over 2,300 drop on the Soul model.
The Sedona grew, but only slightly, so for the month for Kia, the Forte, NIRO and Sedona were the only positive points with all other models losing sales over the same month one year ago, which is really not great news for the brand.
MONTH OF APRIL
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2017
2016
2017
2016
Rio
1,463
2,523
4,535
7,889
Forte
10,496
9,740
35,558
33,662
Optima
10,731
11,224
37,676
40,992
Cadenza
500
533
1,625
2,085
K900
39
77
147
323
Niro
2,939
N/A
7,828
N/A
Sportage
5,672
7,645
21,086
25,112
Sorento
9,317
10,353
30,092
35,046
Sedona
3,019
2,896
9,437
13,127
Soul
9,182
11,517
33,102
44,593
Total