Kia Motors America’s August sales of 57,015 vehicles were led by the Forte and Sorento models with 8,414 and 7,809 units sold, respectively. Retail sales of 56,015 accounted for 98 percent of Kia’s August volume, and represents the second highest monthly retail sales total in company history. Additional August sales highlights included:

  • Telluride sales increasing 11.2 percent over July 2020 and setting an all-time monthly sales record with 7,588 units sold.
  • Seltos delivering its highest monthly total for the second straight month at 5,314 vehicles.
  • Despite segment volatility, sales of the all-new K5 nearly tripling over last month.

“Despite fewer selling days year-over-year, retail sales made up the overwhelming majority of our August business and will continue to do so moving forward,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America. “With record-setting performances from Telluride and Seltos and a significant ramp up of up our sedan business with the all-new K5 and our popular Forte compact sedan, Kia continues to outperform the industry and our upward trajectory is primed to continue through the end of the third quarter and beyond.”

Kia Motors America’s June sales total of 47,870 vehicles featured retail-only sales within one percent of the June 2019 mark despite a shortage of the award-winning Telluride SUV and other select models. In the month that saw Kia rank number one in the industry in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study, the Sorento SUV led the way while the Sportage SUV delivered its best-ever retail performance in June.

“Despite the pandemic, demand for Kia’s world-class offerings such as the Telluride remains extraordinarily high. In fact, on a selling day adjusted basis, Kia’s retail sales were up nearly 6-percent year-over-year,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America. “Kia has once again topped the industry in initial quality and we are ready to begin the next chapter of our product story with the arrival of the all-new 2021 K5, which has been very well received by the media thus far, and consumers are already reaching out for details on future availability.”

Kia Motors America announced May sales of 45,817 vehicles. Demand for Kia’s lineup of SUVs remained strong as Sportage and Sorento topped the sales chart and the all-new Seltos SUV delivered its best performance since going on sale in January.

“With our expanded lineup of award-winning SUVs leading the way, Kia continues to defy expectations and outperform the industry. In fact, Sportage set a new retail sales record for the month of May,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America. “And with several exciting new products debuting in the months ahead and our dealers implementing touchless shopping and servicing practices, we continue to focus not only on exceeding the needs of our customers but also on their health and well-being.”

 

 

MONTH OF MAY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2020

2019

2020

2019

Rio

1,760

2,482

10,041

10,408

Forte

6,603

10,366

33,184

39,076

Optima

5,854

8,300

33,093

39,379

Cadenza

70

105

605

633

Stinger

1,393

1,410

4,824

5,576

K900

25

29

102

174

Soul

6,324

10,713

26,602

46,697

Niro

1,318

2,557

7,067

9,742

Seltos

3,551

N/A

10,442

N/A

Sportage

7,576

8,011

31,597

33,286

Sorento

7,262

8,356

29,603

39,448

Telluride

2,599

6,273

22,512

17,238

Sedona

1,482

1,460

5,795

6,386

Total

45,817

60,062

215,467

248,043

 

 

 

 

 

In response to a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) caused by the pandemic, Kia Motors has delivered an initial supply of 15,000 face shields to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

“Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia asked how they could help, and then stepped up to provide life-saving equipment for the heroes on the front lines in the battle against COVID-19,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner, Pat Wilson. “We thank Kia once again for being such a strong partner in our Georgia-made family.”  

Face shields are being assembled by paid volunteers from KMMG, which has implemented a series of safety measures to protect team members, including facial temperature scans, providing face masks and gloves, and staggering workstations. Kia will gradually increase its face-shield production, ultimately reaching a capacity of 200,000 units per month, in support of donations the company has scheduled over the next several weeks to medical facilities in Southern California and New York. Face-shield production is the latest extension of Kia's Accelerate the Good.

Kia Motors announced that production of face shields has begun at its manufacturing plant in West Point, Ga. Initial donations of medical use face shields assembled at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) will be made in Georgia, Alabama, New York and California.

With a monthly capacity of 200,000 units, the face shields are being assembled by paid volunteers from KMMG, which has implemented a series of safety measures to protect team members, including: conducting temperature scans, providing face masks and gloves, and staggering workstations. Materials are being sourced from vendors such as 3-Dimensional Services Group, a Michigan-based rapid response manufacturer supporting prototype and low volume production applications.

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