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Wednesday, 06 October 2021 15:45

Automakers Report September, 3Q 2021 Sales

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Automakers reported sales results for the month of September and the third quarter of 2021, which ended Sept. 30.

Kia

 

Kia America announced September sales of 52,906 units, led by Forte and Telluride models, which accelerated Kia to its best-ever third quarter sales in company history for a total of 177,014 units sold.

 

This result has contributed to Kia's highest ever sales performance for the first nine months of a calendar year---a total of 555,525 units---a 9% increase over the previous first three-quarter sales record of 491,764 units.

 

In September, Kia sold 77% of available inventory and saw a marked increase in sales of its hybrid and battery-electric vehicles, with year-over-year sales up more than 81%. Telluride realized record September sales with 9,278 units and throughout the month anticipation for the all-new EV6---Kia's first dedicated battery electric vehicle---continued to grow with the model expected to arrive at dealerships in early 2022.

 

Hyundai

 

Hyundai Motor America reported total September sales of 53,800 units, a 2% decrease compared with September 2020. Hyundai's monthly sales results were significantly better than industry predictions that forecasted a 25% decline in September.

 

Hyundai also set new September total sales records for Palisade, Ioniq HEV, Kona EV and Nexo.

 

Hyundai sold 49,439 retail units in September, a decline of 5%. Hyundai eco-friendly vehicle retail sales continued to grow substantially, increasing 348% on the month. New retail September sales records were established for Palisade, Ioniq PHEV, Kona EV and Nexo.

 

In the third quarter, Hyundai sold 178,500 total (+4%) and 162,616 retail (+1%) units. Total sales gains were achieved across the lineup during the quarter, including Accent (+18%), Elantra (+20%), Ioniq (+17%), Nexo (+139%), Sonata (+15%) and Venue (+52%).

 

Toyota

 

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) reported September sales of 152,916 vehicles, a decrease of 22.4% on a volume and daily selling rate (DSR) basis versus September 2020.  

 

September sales of alternative powered vehicles (APVs), including hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fuel cells, totaled 42,945 vehicles, up 36% on a volume and DSR basis, representing 28.1% of total monthly sales. 

 

For the third quarter of 2021, TMNA reported U.S. sales of 566,005 vehicles, an increase of 1.4% on a volume and DSR basis. Third quarter APV sales totaled 150,311 vehicles, up 62.5% on a volume and DSR basis, representing...


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