Wednesday, 02 June 2021 18:31

Automakers Report Strong May Sales


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Kia America announced its third-successive best-ever monthly sales total of 80,298 units, surpassing the previous mark set in April 2021.


Four Kia nameplates---Forte, K5, Sportage and Carnival MPV---enjoyed their strongest months ever. Through May, Kia sales are up 43.9% over 2020.


Standout performances included the best-ever May totals for the Forte compact sedan, the Seltos, Sportage and Telluride SUVs and the Carnival MPV; and sales of plug-in Niro models reached an all-time high of 40% of the Niro family in advance of the all-new, all-electric EV6 crossover which opens for pre-order June 3.


Kia retailers observed significantly accelerated showroom traffic over the Memorial Day weekend due in part to the increased opening up of the country, the company noted.


Complementing May record-breaking sales, the month also saw Kia recognized with prestigious awards and accolades. Autotrader named the 2021 Kia Soul one of the "10 Best Cars for College Graduates," and the 2021 Sorento SUV was included on the list of winners of the Popular Mechanics "Automotive Excellence Awards."



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