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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.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

USA SALES MAY - KIA - The Budget brand has seens sales really fall off the cliff.

  • Forte Nameplate Sets New Monthly Sales Record for Second Straight Month
Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced May sales of 58,507 vehicles, led by the popular Forte family of compact cars with an all-time monthly high of 11,801 units, up 19-percent over May 2016.
The Rio dropped sales by about half in May, with the Forte growing by nearly 2,000 units, Optima, cadenza and K900 all remained on a par with a year earlier, the NIRO, the new hybrid car helped the bottom line with 2,660 units making the brands downturn not as bad as it could have been.
The Sportage and Sorento both saw sales drop off, which considering that the SUV/Crossover segment is running at a high throught all brands, the Sedona was another model that dropped 1,609 units to a 3,261 total in the month, and lastly the Kia Soul, the funky small crossover dropped by about a quarter, even the year to date figures for the range are significantly lower than at the same point a year earlier.
MONTH OF MAY
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2017
2016
2017
2016
Rio
1,187
2,241
5,722
10,130
Forte
11,801
9,910
47,359
43,572
Optima
10,789
10,895
48,465
51,887
Cadenza
528
468
2,153
2,553
K900
46
54
193
377
Niro
2,660
N/A
10,488
N/A
Sportage
7,001
8,568
28,087
33,680
Sorento
10,413
11,914
40,505
46,960
Sedona
3,561
5,170
12,998
18,297
Soul
10,521
13,706
43,623
58,299
Total
58,507
62,926
239,593
265,755

* 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.