Kia America achieved record-breaking sales in July with 70,930 units sold, a 14% increase compared to last year. Retail sales also saw a significant rise, reaching 66,485 units, a 13% year-over-year growth.
Kia had a great month with sales growth in various models, including Niro (+384%), Carnival (+136%), Seltos (+39%), Rio (+18%), Telluride (+17%), and EV6 (+13%). Five Kia models achieved their best-ever sales in July: Carnival (+40%), Seltos (+17%), Niro, Telluride, and EV6 (all +13%). Kia’s electric models saw a 72% increase in sales compared to last year, and utility vehicles made up 72% of Kia’s total sales for July.
Kia has achieved a full year of consecutive sales growth. This success can be attributed to their wide range of models, including SUVs, sedans, and electric vehicles. Kia expects this momentum to continue with the upcoming launch of their flagship all-electric three-row SUV, the EV9.
Kia America announced some new initiatives and important awards for their lineup of cars.
- Kia was proud to announce inclusion in a very special new joint venture designed to create an unprecedented new charging network that will significantly expand access to high-powered charging in North America. Kia, BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Stellantis are partnering to install at least 30,000 high-powered charge points in urban and highway locations across the country to ensure that current and future EV owners can charge whenever and wherever they need with a clear focus on an elevated customer experience, reliability, and use of renewable energy.
- Kia America setting the record for the highest total number of awards ever earned in a single year by a brand in the J.D. Power 2023 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study as seven Kia models ranked number one in their segments – the most awarded to a single manufacturer in the APEAL Study’s 28-year history. These awards were announced shortly after Kia took home the highest number of awards in the J.D. Power 2023 Initial Quality Study (IQS) which were announced in June.
- SlashGear named two Kia vehicles to its list of “Best Cars of 2023 – 10 of the Top Rated Picks.” The list is comprised of a wide number of categories, with the EV6 recognized as the “Best EV,” and the Telluride as the “Best Family SUV.” SlashGear selected its top picks based on key factors specific to each category including range (for the EV category), as well as general attributes including pricing and value, aftercare support, performance, the availability of active safety features, cabin technology and equipment, and style and design.
- Kia Georgia’s West Point manufacturing plant will undergo a $200 million expansion to allow for the assembly of the all-electric 2024 EV9 three-row SUV in the second quarter of 2024. The expansion is expected to create nearly 200 additional jobs and increase the number of Kia models assembled at the Georgia facility to five as the Telluride, Sorento and Sportage SUVs as well as the K5 mid-size sedan are already assembled at Kia Georgia*.
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