KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES AUGUST SALES
09/04/18 | ID: 14044

Three Kia Models Post Double-Digit Gains Over the Same Period Last Year

IRVINE, Calif., September 4, 2018 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced August sales of 53,864 vehicles, with the brand’s popular Rio, Optima and Sorento models each posting double-digit gains of 44-, 57- and 34-percent respectively, over the same period last year.

“The Rio, Optima and Sorento each closed the Summer sales period with impressive year-over-year gains,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America. “The enduring popularity of these models coupled with the much-anticipated all-new 2019 Forte starting to arrive in showrooms will keep Kia’s sales momentum strong through the end of the year and into 2019.”

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 AUGUST

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2018

2017

2018

2017

Rio

2,367

1,643

15,282

9,915

Forte

6,472

10,693

68,418

81,461

Optima

11,074

7,072

68,869

74,722

Cadenza

249

491

3,750

3,669

Stinger

1,480

N/A

11,624

N/A

K900

27

35

230

321

Niro

2,698

2,677

19,211

18,116

Sportage

6,538

6,014

55,264

49,755

Sorento

11,995

8,934

76,737

68,924

Sedona

1,851

1,613

13,806

18,351

Soul

9,113

14,151

67,348

80,228

Total

53,864

53,323

400,539

405,462

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