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Kia Motors America Announces Record July Sales


  • Year-to-Date Sales Up 5.7 Percent


IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the best first half performance in company history, Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported best-ever July sales of 59,969 units, up 6.5 percent over the same period last year. The brand's sixth monthly sales record in seven months included:


  • The highest July sales totals for the Forte family of compact cars and Sportage compact CUV in company history

  • Double digit increases for Rio, Forte, Sportage and Sedona over July 2015


"Showroom traffic and sales have shot up over the last six weeks since J.D. Power recognized Kia as the highest scoring nameplate in the industry for initial quality and bestowed four APEAL awards to our world-class offerings in some of the largest and most competitive segments," said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. "With the market cooling and customers looking for smart choices, these recent accolades reflect the satisfaction of our owners – many of whom are new to the Kia brand – and help strengthen our position as so much more than simply a value leader."

 



























































































 

MONTH OF JULY



YEAR-TO-DATE



Model



2016



2015



2016



2015



Rio



3,331



2,227



18,699



17,062



Forte



10,303



7,868



63,045



51,050



Optima



9,780



12,638



70,847



92,604



Cadenza



335



410



3,091



3,699



K900



61



480



500



1,190



Sportage



8,111



5,292



50,340



29,247



Sorento



9,854



9,749



68,932



66,170



Sedona



5,037



3,672



29,157



24,280



Soul



13,157



13,975



83,685



81,961



Total



59,969



56,311



388,296



 


367,263







 

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