KIA MOTORS AMERICA POSTS LARGEST MONTHLY SALES TOTAL IN COMPANY HISTORY
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2015 Sedona SX Limited

May Sales Surpass 60,000 Units for Second Straight Year;
CUV and Minivan Momentum Drive Annual Sales Up 4.1 Percent

 

IRVINE, Calif., June 2, 2015 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced all-time best monthly sales of 62,433 vehicles in May, marking the second time Kia has surpassed 60,000 units in a single month.  The historic May was led by strong performances from the Optima midsize sedan and Soul urban passenger vehicle, as well as increased demand for the Sorento and Sportage crossovers. As part of the “Summer’s On Us” sales event, which began in May, sales of the Sedona minivan reached new heights since being completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, and the family of Forte compacts recorded its best-ever monthly sales total.

“Kia is never afraid to challenge conventional thinking, and the latest example is our launch of the ‘Summer’s On Us’ sales event in May rather than a traditional Memorial Day promotion, and the record-setting results show it clearly resonated with consumers,” said Michael Sprague, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, KMA.

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea, and in 2014 was the #1 ranked mainstream brand according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index.  KMA proudly serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona minivan, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.  Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.

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MONTH OF MAY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2015

2014

2015

2014

Rio

3,615

3,929

12,415

16,709

Forte

8,584

7,196

35,275

32,105

Optima

16,349

16,843

66,478

68,947

Cadenza

526

990

2,930

4,380

K900

133

227

542

592

Sportage

4,487

4,009

20,405

16,366

Sorento

10,743

10,548

47,454

42,090

Sedona

4,110

739

15,174

2,903

Soul

13,886

15,606

56,142

62,677

Total

62,433

60,087

256,815

246,769

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* 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.

** 2015 K900 V8 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.

*** 2015 Soul EV in select markets with limited availability.

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