Kia America’s Historic Run Accelerates With Third Straight Month Of Record Sales In May 2021

2022 Carnival

Kia America today 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-percent over 2020. Standout performances included:

  • Best-ever May totals for the Forte compact sedan, the Seltos, Sportage and Telluride SUVs and the Carnival MPV
  • Sales of plug-in Niro models reached an all-time high of 40-percent of the Niro family in advance of the all-new, all-electric EV6 crossover which opens for pre-order on 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.

“Kia’s continued run of success has hit an important milestone – our very own ‘Triple Crown’ performance,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America. “Kia continues to grow market share due to increased dealer engagement, strong marketing campaigns and award-winning products – the latest example of which is the all-new Carnival MPV – which has doubled its market share over the outgoing Sedona.”

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Complementing May record-breaking sales, the month also saw Kia recognized with prestigious awards and accolades, including:

  • Autotrader named the 2021 Kia Soul one of the “10 Best Cars for College Graduates”
  • The 2021 Sorento SUV included on the list of winners of the Popular Mechanics “Automotive Excellence Awards”

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