Several automakers reported sales results from October.
Continuing to shatter records, Kia Motors America posted October sales of 56,094 units, marking both the best-ever total October sales volume and the best-ever October retail sales volume in company history.
Kia's total volume sales posted a 12.2% increase and retail sales grew by 18.9% over the same period last year.
Sales were led by the award-winning Telluride SUV, which set an all-time monthly record of 9,697 units sold. The all new K5 midsize sedan also reached new heights as sales increased for the fourth consecutive month to a best-ever 7,528 units.
Kia's range of light trucks---Soul, Seltos, Sportage, Sorento, Telluride and Sedona---accounted for 64% of sales in October, marking a 9.6% increase over the same period last year.
Subaru of America
Subaru of America, Inc. reported 61,411 vehicle sales for October 2020, an 11% increase compared with October 2019. October also marked the sixth consecutive month of 50,000-plus vehicle sales for the automaker in 2020.
As the top performing carline by volume, Outback sales increased 46% in October 2020 compared with the same month a year ago. Crosstrek achieved its best October ever with 14,994 sales, a 24% increase over the same month in 2019. BRZ posted a 97% increase, while WRX/STI posted 46% increase in October.
In addition, the three-row Ascent and Forester SUVs posted 4% and 8% decreases over October 2019, respectively.