Kia America announced April sales of 59,063 units, marking the brand’s best-ever April sales total for EV models and pushing the total number of Kia vehicles sold in the U.S. past the 10 million mark. In addition, the Sportage SUV, now in its fifth generation as the brand’s longest-running nameplate, achieved its best-ever April sales total with 11,380 units sold, according to the company.
Overall electrified models recorded fourth consecutive same-month sales record, with EV sales reaching 14th consecutive same-month sales record and surpassing the April 2021 mark by over 480%.
“Kia’s proud history and exciting future are both on display this month as we mark the 10 millionth Kia vehicle sold in the U.S. at the same time that we are experiencing an increase in sales of our electrified vehicles — all in spite of the challenges facing the industry overall,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America. “Our enduring success with electrified models, coupled with a strong start of sales for the all-new fifth generation Sportage SUV, solidifies Kia’s leadership position in two of the most popular and important segments in today’s market.”
In addition to sales, April saw several significant announcements coming from the brand, including:
- Debut of the refreshed Telluride SUV and all-new hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery electric Niro models at the New York International Auto Show.
- Decured naming rights and official automotive partner of the Kia Forum, an arena-sized venue in the U.S. dedicated to music and entertainment.
- Kia Carnival MPV named “Family Vehicle of the Year” by AutoGuide. Carnival MPV was recognized as the top family vehicle due to its interior capacity, extensive safety features, and modern design.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet