Kia Motors America September Sales Continue Winning Streak
Over and over again, it seems like The News Wheel has to publish an article about Kia’s increasingly awesome sales—and the South Korean carmaker’s September 2016 sales are no different. For the ninth month in a row, Kia Motors America has posted a sales gain.
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This September sales increase means that Kia has officially posted its highest sales total through the first three quarters in company history. With a total of 49,220 units sold in September, Kia saw a 3.3% year-to-date increase.
“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 for Kia Motors America.
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While the Rio, Forte, Sportage, and Sedona all saw double-digit gains last month, the true heroes of Kia’s September sales were the Forte and Sportage. With a total of 8,256 units, the Kia Forte subcompact saw an increase over last year’s total sales of 5,388. The Kia Sportage crossover sold a total of 6,282 units, which was also a significant increase over last year’s total sales of 4,012.
As for the year-to-date sales, Kia continues to come out on top. At this time last year, the carmaker had sold a total of 475,980 units in the United States. This year, it has sold a total of 491,764. It looks like Kia won’t be stopping its upwards trajectory anytime soon.