KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES DECEMBER SALES
01/03/18 | ID: 13385

Forte, Optima and Soul Models Pass the 100,000 Unit Mark for the Second Consecutive Year

IRVINE, Calif., January 3, 2018 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced December sales of 43,039 vehicles. Kia’s 2017 sales total of 589,668 units featured several standout performances, including:

  • The expansion of Kia’s EcoDynamics footprint with 27,237 Niro hybrid vehicles sold in less than 12 full months in showrooms, making Niro the third best-selling hybrid vehicle in the U.S.1
  • Best-ever annual sales for the Forte family of compact cars
  • A 52.9-percent increase in sales of the Cadenza premium sedan to the highest annual total since arriving in the U.S. in 2013
  • Three nameplates – Soul, Forte and Optima – surpassing the 100,000-unit mark for the second straight year


“2017 was an important year in the ongoing maturation of the Kia brand as we ranked number one in the entire industry in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study for the second consecutive year and saw two nameplates reach new sales heights,” said Justin Sohn, president and CEO, KMA. “With the highly anticipated Stinger now arriving in showrooms and a host of new and refreshed products scheduled to debut this year, including the all-new Niro PHEV, Kia will continue to strengthen its position as today’s world-class automaker.”

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.



 

MONTH OF DECEMBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2017

2016

2017

2016

Rio

1,618

1,269

16,760

28,700

Forte

7,922

7,560

117,596

103,292

Optima

7,081

12,572

107,493

124,203

Cadenza

896

428

7,249

4,738

K900

35

80

455

834

Niro

2,397

N/A

27,237

N/A

Sportage

5,585

6,207

72,824

81,066

Sorento

7,740

11,782

99,684

114,733

Sedona

1,329

2,028

23,815

44,264

Soul

7,610

12,427

115,712

145,768

Stinger

826

N/A

843

N/A

Total

43,039

54,353

589,668

647,598


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