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September 2016: Kia Motors America

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September Caps Best-Ever Sales Through the First Nine Months Of The Year For Kia Motors America

  • Sportage CUV Surpasses Previous All-Time Annual Sales Total; Year-to-Date Sales Up 3.3%

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With 49,220 units sold last month – including best-ever September performances by the Forte family of compact cars and the Sportage CUV – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced the highest sales total through the first three quarters in company history. Year-to-date sales are up 3.3 percent as demand for the Sportage, Kia's longest-running nameplate in the U.S., has surged to new heights.

"On the strength of double digit gains for the Rio, Forte, Sportage and Sedona nameplates through the first nine months of the year, Kia's upward trajectory continues despite the industry showing signs of little growth," said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA.

 

MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2016

2015

2016

2015

Rio

2,141

1,480

24,165

20,276

Forte

8,256

5,388

79,608

63,300

Optima

9,010

11,719

89,327

118,303

Cadenza

390

859

3,753

4,880

K900

68

329

621

1,905

Sportage

6,282

4,012

63,510

39,008

Sorento

8,137

9,380

85,602

85,761

Sedona

3,051

3,039

37,355

29,864

Soul

11,885

13,614

107,823

112,683

Total

49,220

49,820

491,764

475,980

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