Kia Motors America Announces All-Time Best Full-Year Sales and Market Share

Posted on 04. Jan, 2011 by in Kia Canada

KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES ALL-TIME BEST FULL-YEAR SALES AND MARKET SHARE

Record Dec Sales Contribute to 18.7 Percent Year-Over-Year Sales Increase; Kia Exceeds Annual Sales of 350,000 Vehicles
for First Time in Company History

IRVINE, Calif., Jan 4, 2011 – Kia Motors America (KMA), that formerly announced it had surpassed a best-ever full-year sales sum in only 11 months, currently reported all-time record sales in 2010 of 356,268 units, adult 18.7-percent over 2009 and a 16.6-percent boost over a annual symbol set in 2007. Nine monthly sales records, including a company’s best-ever Dec sales of 30,444 units, led to KMA’s 16th uninterrupted year of increasing marketplace share in a U.S.

KMA’s sales were led via 2010 by a U.S.-built1 2011 Sorento, a brand’s best-selling car any month and a initial Kia nameplate to obscure 100,000 units in a U.S. in one year. Kia Motors’ design-led mutation has delivered a fast of new and recently introduced products Soul, Forte, Forte Koup, Sorento, Sportage and a all-new Optima that accounted for 86.3 percent of a Dec sales volume.

“Kia has gifted rare enlargement in a U.S., including a 48-percent marketplace share boost given 2008 to a stream position of some-more than 3-percent, and a fast enlargement is a approach outcome of a joining to delivering vehicles with world-class pattern that consolidate a core beliefs of quality, safety, record and value,” pronounced Byung Mo Ahn, organisation boss and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG). “Kia has invested heavily in a U.S., including a initial North American production trickery in West Point, Georgia, and with a initial turbocharged and hybrid vehicles set to arrive in showrooms early this year we pattern to continue a movement and growth.”

2011 Kia Motors America Product Line

Kia’s indication year 2011 car line includes a Sorento CUV and Sportage CUV, a all-new Optima midsize sedan, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio sub-compact sedan, Rio5 sub-compact hatchback and Sedona minivan.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation, formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 725 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2010, KMA accessible a best-ever U.S. sales and 16th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve facilities and new technologies.

Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

Note to a media: For editorial references, greatfully note that Kia Motors is a member of a Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, not a auxiliary of Hyundai Motor Company.

MONTH OF DECEMBER
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2010
2009
2010
2009
Rio
944
3,932

24,619

34,666

Spectra
1
65

272
47,114
Forte
5,694
4,903

68,500
26,328
Optima
1,226
1,978

25,367
37,527
MY 11′ Optima
1,880
n/a

2,015
n/a
Amanti
1
62

281
3,704
Sportage
33
1,127

11,776
42,509
MY’11 Sportage
2,527
n/a

12,097
n/a
Sorento
2
3,136

783
24,460
MY’11 Sorento
9,801
n/a

108,202
n/a
Sedona
1,672
773

21,823
27,398
Rondo
64
1,236

3,588
14,206
Borrego
232
1,020

9,835
10,530
Soul
6,367
2,816

67,110
31,621
Total
30,444
21,048

356,268
300,063

1 The 2011 Sorento is fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant with U.S. and globally sourced parts.

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