KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD SEPTEMBER SALES
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Kia Motors America|Models|Front 3/4|2017 Forte|EX
2017 Forte Sedan EX

Best-Ever September Sales for the Forte Family of Compact Cars

IRVINE, Calif., October 3, 2017 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced best-ever September sales of 52,468 vehicles, up 6.6 percent over the same period last year. The brand’s first monthly sales record of the year included:

  • The highest September sales total in company history for the Forte nameplate, up 28.8 percent year-over-year
  • Double digit increases for the Optima and Cadenza sedans over the same period last year


In addition to record September sales, Kia was once again ranked among the highest valued brands in the world according to Interbrand’s 2017 Best Global Brands report, marking the second consecutive year the automaker was named among the top 70 consumer brands globally.

“Despite industry-wide challenges, Kia’s world-class offerings, from subcompact to luxury, drew shoppers at an increasing rate with sales picking up throughout the month and leading to the best September sales performance in company history,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales, KMA. “After seeing a six percent increase in brand value over the last 12 months, according to Interbrand, Kia is poised to close the year strong with the arrival of the all-new Stinger and Rio models, which demonstrate all that our global R&D and production teams are capable of.”
 

 

MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2017

2016

2017

2016

Rio

2,037

2,141

11,952

24,165

Forte

10,631

8,256

92,092

79,608

Optima

9,982

9,010

84,704

89,327

Cadenza

774

390

4,443

3,753

K900

31

68

352

621

Niro

2,554

N/A

20,670

N/A

Sportage

6,002

6,282

55,757

63,510

Sorento

8,389

8,137

77,313

85,602

Sedona

1,569

3,051

19,920

37,355

Soul

10,499

11,885

90,727

107,823

Total

52,468

49,220

457,930

491,764


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About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly built in West Point, Georgia.*

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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.

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