KIA AMERICA ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 2021 SALES

11/02/21 ID: 18092

IRVINE, Calif., November 1, 2021 – Kia America today announced October sales of 52,067 units, led by Telluride and Forte. Kia has now surpassed 2020’s total annual volume with two months of the year remaining. In October, Kia sold 82-percent of available inventory and continued to see an increase in sales of its hybrid and battery-electric vehicles, including the all-new Sorento PHEV. Year-over-year sales of Kia’s hybrid and battery-electric vehicles increased 91-percent. 

“Demand for new Kia vehicles remains strong as evidenced by selling more vehicles in the first ten months of 2021 compared to all of 2020,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America. “Despite ongoing supply chain issues and chip shortages, we expect our available supply and robust customer interest will help us have a strong finish to the year.”

In addition to sales, last month saw a number of significant announcements coming from the brand, including:

  • The fifth generation Sportage SUV – Kia’s longest running nameplate – was introduced. The larger and more capable next generation Sportage will be powered by a stronger yet more efficient engine. It will also offer many premium features, including advanced safety technology and more interior room.  It will arrive in showrooms during the first quarter of 2022.
  • The Kia EV6 named among the finalists for the Green Car Journal’s signature Green Car of the Year Award™. The publication also named the Kia Seltos a finalist for the 2022 Urban Green Carof the Year™ Award.
  • The 2022 Forte compact sedan was updated with new front and rear styling, six Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) now standard, a 10.25” widescreen navigation display, and an available GT Trim, offering 200+ horsepower.
  • Kia America and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced the multiyear extension of their exclusive marketing partnership, tipping off the 15thseason of the relationship between the league and the automaker.

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including the Telluride, Sorento and K5 proudly assembled in America.*

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MONTH OF OCTOBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2021

2020

2021

2020

Rio

2,310

2,104

26,205

20,147

Forte

7,523

8,107

100,549

71,018

K5/Optima

7,427

7,783

80,899

66,546

Cadenza

N/A

115

249

1,037

Stinger

1,274

1,013

11,651

10,805

K900

2

41

85

250

Soul

6,289

6,318

66,634

61,649

Niro

2,727

1,524

21,798

14,756

Seltos

3,274

5,542

45,626

35,051

Sportage

5,459

6,989

84,237

69,389

Sorento

6,195

5,832

68,450

66,324

Telluride

7,695

9,697

78,419

56,312

Sedona/Carnival

1,892

1,029

22,790

11,160

Total

52,067

56,094

607,592

484,444

 

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