IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Kia America announced best-ever August sales of 66,089 units, marking a 22-percent increase year-over-year. Kia’s SUVs continue to shine with the Sportage as Kia’s top-selling model for the fifth consecutive month with 12,986 units sold, representing a 59-percent increase year-over-year. Sales of the Sorento SUV increased by 114-percent year-over-year; and sales of the current generation Telluride continued strong increasing 18-percent year-over-year and just months before the highly anticipated 2023 version arrives in dealers. In addition, August sales of Kia’s all-electric and hybrid models increased an astonishing 151-percent year-over-year.
“In light of ongoing supply challenges across the industry, achieving a best-ever August sales performance is a testament to the strength of our product lineup, our dealers and our employees,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America. “We are optimistic that production through the end of the year will improve and further the success of our all-new Sportage, EV6, upcoming redesigned Telluride and more.”
In addition to sales, August saw several significant announcements from Kia, including:
- The North American debut of the 576-hp Kia EV6 GT performance crossover at The Quail, a motorsports gathering, during Monterey Car Week
- The launch of an all-new creative campaign for the Sportage Hybrid SUV and a partnership with One Warm Coat, a non-profit that provides coats to those in need nationwide, as part of the brand’s Accelerate The Good charitable initiatives
- Pricing for the all-new 2023 Sportage Hybrid SUV and K5 midsize sedan