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October 2016: Kia Motors America

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Kia Motors America Announces October Sales

  • Soul and Forte Post Best-Ever October Totals;
  • Year-to-Date Sales Up 2.8%

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In a month that saw Kia Motors ranked in the top five in the U.S. auto industry for reliability in the largest independent survey of its kind – and rise five spots to become the world's 69th most valuable brand in Interbrand's 17th annual Best Global Brands report – Kia Motors America (KMA) sold 48,977 units, highlighted by best-ever October sales for the Soul urban passenger vehicle and the Forte family of compact cars.

"Despite industry-wide challenges, the second-best October performance in company history helped Kia outpace the overall industry once again," said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. "Over the last ten years the 'New Kia' has transformed into a recognized leader in design, quality and technology, and Interbrand's recent report details the 'spectacular growth' that has led to a seven-fold increase in Kia's estimated brand value since 2006."

 

MONTH OF OCTOBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2016

2015

2016

2015

Rio

1,826

1,571

25,991

21,847

Forte

8,013

5,198

87,621

68,498

Optima

9,974

14,381

99,301

132,684

Cadenza

289

1,018

4,042

5,898

K900

81

229

702

2,134

Sportage

5,741

4,476

69,251

43,484

Sorento

7,651

8,593

93,253

94,354

Sedona

2,366

2,332

39,721

32,196

Soul

13,036

12,246

120,859

124,929

Total

48,977

50,044

540,741

526,024

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