KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES JANUARY SALES
02/01/18 | ID: 13506
07/27/17 | ID: 12704
Kia Motors America|Models|Front 3/4|2018 Sportage
2018 Sportage

Best-Ever January Sales for the Sportage CUV and Forte Family of Compact Cars

IRVINE, Calif., February 1, 2018 – Powered by an 11.8-percent rise in retail sales compared to the same period last year, Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced January sales of 35,628 vehicles. The month saw best-ever January performances by the Sportage CUV and Forte family of compact cars as Kia’s year-over-year sales edged up despite a 58.8-percent decrease in fleet sales.

“Kia is off to a strong start in 2018 with Rio, Forte, Cadenza and Sportage experiencing big gains as our long-term strategy for growth delivered a double-digit retail sales increase in January,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales, KMA. “We have an aggressive slate of product launches scheduled over the next 18 months, and innovative vehicles such as the Stinger sportback sedan and Niro Plug-In Hybrid are attracting new customers who are discovering Kia’s world-class offerings for the first time.”

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 JANUARY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2018

2017

2018

2017

Rio

1,339

986

1,339

986

Forte

6,688

6,267

6,688

6,267

Optima

5,198

7,849

5,198

7,849

Cadenza

760

316

760

316

Stinger

1,021

N/A

1,021

N/A

K900

22

34

22

34

Soul

5,938

7,792

5,938

7,792

Niro

1,785

42

1,785

42

Sportage

5,712

4,623

5,712

4,623

Sorento

6,123

6,179

6,123

6,179

Sedona

1,042

1,538

1,042

1,538

Total

35,628

35,626

35,628

35,626


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