Compared to 2017 July, Three Kia Models Earn Double-Digit Gains in 2018
What a difference a year can make, and for Kia it means impressive numbers. From last July to 2018 July, three models — the Rio, Optima, and Sorento — have earned double-digit gains in sales.
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“Rio and Sorento were up by double-digits year-over-year for the second consecutive month and Optima made a big move as new customers continue to discover Kia’s world-class vehicles and the brand’s award-winning combination of design, quality, reliability and technology,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America.
In July 2017, the Kia Rio sold 1,587 compared to 2018 July totals of 1,844. The Kia Optima sold 10,919 units this July, a major increase over last July’s tally of 7,933. A total of 9,734 units of the Kia Sorento sold in July 2017, which is a significant difference compared to the 2018 total, which is 11,982.
“Along with the Rio and Stinger earning J.D. Power APEAL awards, our ‘America’s Best Value Summer Event’ continuing and an all-new Forte on the horizon, Kia will continue building momentum through the end of the summer selling period and beyond.”
The 2018 Kia Rio is available at three trim levels: LX, S, and EX. The standard 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine can be paired to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with Sportmatic® to generate 130 horsepower and 119 lb-ft of torque. The EX trim is equipped with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, Autonomous Emergency Braking, and Forward Collision Warning System.
The 2018 Kia Optima is available at five trim levels: LX, LX 1.6T, EX, S, and SX Limited. It features three engine choices and standard driver assist technologies such as Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert.
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The 2018 Kia Sorento is available at seven trim levels: L, LX, LX V6, EX 2.0T, EX V6, SX, and SX Limited. It features three engine choices. The 3.3-liter V6 earns a horsepower rating of 290 and 252 lb-ft of torque.