Kia Motors’ U.S. subsidiary announced its best-ever November sales of 37,007 units, a 39.1 percent increase over the same period last year.
It is also the company’s 15th straight monthly sales record. Kia has already eclipsed 400,000 vehicles sold for the first time in company history in October, and its year-to-date sales are up 35.7 percent. Following the recent start of Optima production at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG), the brand’s U.S.-built products – Sorento and Optima – were the top performers for the second consecutive month with 9,660 and 9,533 vehicles sold, respectively.
“Kia’s growth has far outpaced the industry all year and the brand’s design-led transformation has raised awareness for the brand and attracted new customers to our showrooms to experience our diverse lineup that offers world-class style, performance, technology and safety features,” said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and KMMG.
Kia’s model year 2012 vehicle line includes the Sorento CUV, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Forte compact sedan, Forte 5-door compact hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, all-new Rio and Rio5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.