12/03/19 ID: 15792

Best-Ever Monthly Sales Total for Telluride; Strongest November Performance for Sportage in Company History

IRVINE, Calif., December 3, 2019 – Kia Motors America today announced November sales of 50,504 units, a 12-percent increase over the same period last year, with year-to-date sales up 4-percent. November marked the highest monthly sales for the Telluride SUV with 6,824 units sold and the best-ever November performance for Sportage, with 8,125 units sold, a 17-percent increase over the same period last year. In addition, sales of the Sorento SUV were up 11-percent over the same period last year.

“On the strength of best-ever monthly sales for Telluride and the strongest November sales performance for Sportage, Kia continues to grow in a down market,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America. “With the Telluride racking up awards and the all-new Seltos SUV arriving in a few short months, we expect Kia’s momentum to continue well into the new year.”

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 1,692 1,671 22,817 21,367
Forte 7,709 9,756 87,974 94,181
Optima 6,568 6,669 89,482 93,794
Cadenza 184 151 1,393 4,309
Stinger 1,057 1,173 12,827 15,517
K900 32 22 360 299
Soul 6,713 8,742 91,101 94,581
Niro 2,238 1,962 22,183 26,226
Sportage 8,125 6,927 80,852 75,825
Sorento 7,899 7,092 88,632 99,344
Telluride 6,824 N/A 52,108 N/A
Sedona 1,463 936 14,380 16,802
Total 50,504 45,101 564,109 542,245


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