2018 March Marks Best Sales Month of Certified, Pre-Owned Vehicles for Kia
Thanks in part to the Kia Forte’s popularity, the month of March recorded the highest sales for Certified, Pre-Owned Vehicles for Kia Motors America. A total of 7,698 CPO vehicles hit the streets with the Forte registering a 20.2% increase. March’s CPO total sales also means Kia has earned a 2.5% increase this year over its sales of CPO vehicles in 2017.
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“Kia’s Certified Pre-Owned program proves to be popular with consumers looking for world-class vehicles,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America. “The recent expansion of the Quality Assurance inspection, incorporating an additional 14 points of review, provides consumers added confidence when buying pre-owned and strengthens the value Kia vehicles provide.”
To qualify for Kia’s CPO program, vehicles must have less than 60,000 miles on them, be no more than five years old, and be vetted by certified Kia technicians who put the vehicles through a stringent 164-point Quality Assurance inspection.
“CPO vehicles also come with a 10-year /100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and 12-month /12,000 mile-Platinum Coverage. Whether it’s the midsize Optima sedan, iconic Soul or the Sorento SUV that drivers dream of, customers get a great price matched with superb quality, bypassing the stress, risk and uncertainty that typically comes with buying a previously owned vehicle,” according to Kia.
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The 2018 Kia Forte is available at three trim levels: LX, S, and EX. The Forte LX is equipped with a 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve I-4 Atkinson Cycle engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The S and EX trims feature an Electronically Controlled six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic®.