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IRVINE, Calif., February 1, 2019 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced January sales of 37,376 vehicles, led by the Soul which posted a 19.5-percent increase over the same period last year. Overall, Kia sales are up 4.9-percent year-over-year.

“Not surprisingly, the SUV-centered market continues in the New Year with Soul, Sorento and Sportage closing the month as Kia’s three top-selling vehicles and providing the brand with a lot of momentum in January,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales, Kia Motors America. “With the all-new 2020 Soul and Telluride models scheduled to arrive in showrooms soon, we are confident that more consumers will continue taking notice of Kia’s world-class offerings.”

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.   Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly built in West Point, Georgia.*

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* The Sorento and Optima GDI (S, EX, SX and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.


Model 2019 2018 2019 2018
Rio 1,608 1,339 1,608 1,339
Forte 5,955 6,688 5,955 6,688
Optima 5,853 5,198 5,853 5,198
Cadenza 151 760 151 760
Stinger 939 1,021 939 1,021
K900 26 22 26 22
Niro 1,706 1,785 1,706 1,785
Sportage 5,963 5,712 5,963 5,712
Sorento 6,726 6,123 6,726 6,123
Sedona 1,348 1,042 1,348 1,042
Soul 7,101 5,938 7,101 5,938
Total 37,376 35,628 37,376 35,628

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