KIA America Announces Best-ever First-half Yearly Sales With Best-ever June Sales In Company History


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Kia America announced its highest ever first-half yearly sales of 378,511 units. After posting three consecutive monthly sales records in March, April and May, June was also a record-breaking month with 68,486 units sold – a 43.1-percent increase over June 2020. Through the first six months of 2021, Kia’s U.S. sales were up 43.7-percent year-over-year. Standout June sales performances include:

  • Best-ever first-half sales performances for Forte, Seltos, Sportage and Telluride
  • Seltos sales up 6-percent and Telluride up 79-percent vs. first half of 2020
  • Kia’s light truck line-up now represents 64-percent of overall vehicle sales in 2021

Also, as Kia America introduces its EV line-up, a limited run of 1,500 First Edition EV6 all-electric vehicles were fully reserved within hours of becoming available on, with delivery to local dealers expected in Q1 2022.

“Kia closed the first-half of the year with incredibly strong sales, and this unprecedented momentum will continue as we further implement our growth strategy to gain market share even in light of industry-wide supplier issues and delayed production,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America. “Kia is taking more and more market share in the United States. We are increasing sales of fuel-efficient sedans and our SUV sales are growing based on the strength of our light trucks, including the innovative and award-winning Sorento and the all-new Carnival MPV.”

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Complementing June’s record-breaking sales, the month also saw Kia recognized with prestigious industry awards and accolades, including:

  • Being named the Best Certified Pre-Owned Non-Luxury Program of 2021 by Autotrader, which also singled out the 2021 Kia Soul as one of the “10 Best Cars for College Graduates”
  • Telluride was named as one of the “Best SUVs of 2021” according to CNET and was also counted among the “10 Best SUVs with Self-Driving Features for 2021” by Autobytel

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