KIA AMERICA POSTS HIGHEST OCTOBER SALES IN COMPANY HISTORY

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October marks Kia’s fifteenth consecutive month of year-over-year gross sales progress

  • Gross sales of the all-electric EV6 up 30-percent year-over-year; gross sales of Kia’s whole lineup of EV fashions elevated 83-percent year-over-year

IRVINE, Calif., October 31, 2023 – Kia America, persevering with its streak of year-over-year progress for 15 consecutive months, achieved an all-time excessive October gross sales document with 59,164 items bought, regardless of a lower in enterprise days in comparison with the earlier yr. Kia’s EV fashions noticed a year-over-year improve of 83-percent, with the EV6, specifically, setting an all-time October gross sales document, surging by 30-percent in comparison with the identical month the earlier yr.

Eric Watson, vice chairman, gross sales operations, Kia America, commented, “Kia’s capability to constantly improve year-over-year month-to-month gross sales for 15 months in a row is a testomony to our capability to supply shoppers with a world-class lineup that caters not solely to sedans and SUVs but additionally electrical fashions. The upcoming 2024 EV9, set for launch quickly, has already garnered vital client curiosity with pre-orders, establishing its presence within the aggressive electrical SUV phase from the beginning.” He added, “We anticipate surpassing our 2022 full-year gross sales by mid-November, placing us on observe to attain a record-breaking annual gross sales efficiency for 2023.

In October, six fashions, together with Carnival (+172-percent); Rio (+44-percent); EV6 (+30-percent); K5 (+7-percent); Forte (+5-percent) and Telluride (+4-percent), recorded elevated gross sales in comparison with the identical month the earlier yr. Carnival and EV6, specifically achieved their highest October gross sales data and Kia’s SUV lineup accounted for 71-percent of October gross sales, main the way in which in general gross sales.

Along with the month-to-month gross sales efficiency, Kia America introduced a number of initiatives, together with:

  • A brand new inventive marketing campaign for Kia America’s most-awarded car ever, the Telluride SUV, debuted throughout the opening sport of the 2023-2024 NBA season. The 30-second spot “Unfastened Ball,” developed by Kia’s latest expertise and artistic accomplice Opus, options Golden State Warriors energy ahead Draymond Inexperienced and his daughter, Olive. Kia America has been the “Official Automotive Associate” of the NBA for 16 years
  • Kia America introduced that its electrical car prospects[1] can have entry to 12,000 Tesla Superchargers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.  Ranging from This fall 2024, Kia plans to construct the North American Charging Commonplace (NACS) port into new electrical automobiles bought within the U.S., Canada and Mexico to allow EV homeowners to make use of a considerably higher variety of high-speed chargers than presently obtainable to them. Additional, the corporate expects to make obtainable *CCS1-to-NACS (Mixed Charging System)[2] adapters to allow almost all Kia EVs1 to cost on Tesla’s community. Adapters are anticipated to be made obtainable by Kia sellers beginning in Q1 2025
  •  The forthcoming Kia EV9 three-row SUV was rated an EPA-estimated 304 miles[3] within the Gentle Lengthy Vary RWD trim, besting an inner AER goal of 300 miles. All 5 EV9 variants have been rated larger than preliminary goal estimates. Prospects could make a reservation request[4] for an EV9 by November 27 at www.kia.com
  •  The 2024 Kia Seltos SX was named the winner of the 2023 Reasonably priced SUV Problem by Vehicles.com, the place it beat 5 different fashionable subcompact SUVs priced round $30,000. The Seltos SX stood out among the many pack with its zippy efficiency and obtained reward for its upscale inside and options that weren’t discovered within the different challengers


















 

MONTH OF OCTOBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Mannequin

2023

2022

2023

2022

EV6

1,542

1,186

16,340

18,750

Rio

2,544

1,767

23,740

22,047

Forte

9,393

8,942

104,528

91,006

K5

5,200

4,863

54,794

58,426

Stinger

49

430

5,421

7,073

Soul

4,192

4,782

54,263

49,227

Niro

2,408

3,166

31,493

21,877

Seltos

4,355

4,473

51,414

36,655

Sportage

11,053

11,877

118,637

101,616

Sorento

6,388

7,320

74,014

71,920

Telluride

8,533

8,179

92,514

80,475

Carnival

3,507

1,291

36,680

17,351

Whole

59,164

58,276

663,838

576,424

 

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to prime automotive high quality surveys. Kia is acknowledged as one of many TIME100 Most Influential Firms of 2023. Kia serves because the “Official Automotive Associate” of the NBA and affords a spread of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electrical automobiles bought by a community of over 775 sellers within the U.S., together with a number of vehicles and SUVs proudly assembled in America*. 

 

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* The K5, Sportage, Sorento, and Telluride (excludes HEV and PHEV fashions) are assembled in america from U.S. and globally sourced components.  

 

 

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[1] Excludes 2015-2019 MY Soul EV – CHAdeMO.

[2] Extra value might apply.

[3] Primarily based on EPA estimates on a full battery cost. Precise vary will differ with choices, driving situations, driving habits, car upkeep, charging follow, battery age, climate, temperature and your car’s situation. Battery capability will lower with time and use. For extra info on vary, please see www.fueleconomy.gov.

[4] Reservation requests obtainable on a limited-time, first-come, first-served, whereas provides final foundation. You aren’t really ordering, buying, or leasing an EV9. Topic to seller participation. Portions restricted. Phrases and situations apply.

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