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January 2017: Kia Motors America

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Kia Motors America Announces January Sales

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IRVINE, Calif., February 1, 2017 – Kia Motors America today announced January sales of 35,626 units, led by the Optima and Soul with 7,849 and 7,792 units sold, respectively. The first month of the year also marks the first retail deliveries of the all-new Niro crossover.

 

MONTH OF JANUARY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2017

2016

2017

2016

Rio

986

1,430

986

1,430

Forte

6,267

5,329

6,267

5,329

Optima

7,849

8,413

7,849

8,413

Cadenza

316

374

316

374

K900

34

68

34

68

Niro

42

N/A

42

N?A

Sportage

4,623

4,803

4,623

4,803

Sorento

6,179

6,695

6,179

6,695

Sedona

1,538

2,002

1,538

2,002

Soul

7,792

9,191

7,792

9,191

Total

35,626

38,305

35,626

38,305

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