11/01/19 ID: 15509

Sorento and Sportage Models Post Double-Digit Year-Over-Year Gains

IRVINE, Calif., November 1, 2019 – Kia Motors America today announced October sales of 50,007 units, led by the Sorento and Sportage models, which realized 30- and 15-percent increases in sales year-over-year, respectively. Overall, Kia’s year-over-year sales are up 3.3-percent.

 “Double-digit growth for Sportage and Sorento coupled with another strong performance by Telluride illustrates the enduring popularity of our full line of SUVs,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America. “We’re confident that the continued interest in Telluride and the added exposure Kia’s full model lineup will receive at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month will contribute to a strong close to 2019.”

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America has been the highest ranked mass market brand in initial quality for five consecutive years according to J.D. Power**, and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands by Interbrand.  Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*

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*The Telluride, Sorento and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

** Kia received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners’ experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit for more details.




 Model 2019 2018 2019 2018
 Rio 1,939 2,405 21,125 19,696
 Forte 6,980 9,537 80,265 84,425
 Optima 7,248 7,280 82,914 87,125
 Cadenza 153 207 1,209 4,158
 Stinger 1,354 1,345 11,770 14,344
 K900 17 17 328 277
 Soul 6,761 7,951 84,388 85,839
 Niro 1,983 2,164 19,945 24,264
 Sportage 7,623 6,626 72,727 68,898
 Sorento 8,533 6,560 80,733 92,252
 Telluride 6,075 N/A 45,284 N/A
 Sedona 1,341 1,010 12,917 15,866
 Total 50,007 45,102 513,605 497,144


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