Kia Motors America recently announced its October sales of 50,007 units and an overall 3.3-percent increase in year-over-year (YOY) sales with Sorento and Sportage models leading the way with 30-percent and 15-percent YOY growth, respectively.
"Double-digit growth for Sportage and Sorento, coupled with another strong performance by Telluride illustrates the enduring popularity of our full line of SUVs," Bill Peffer, vice president of sales operations for Kia Motors America, said in a press release. "We're confident that the continued interest in Telluride and the added exposure that Kia's full model lineup will receive at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month will contribute to a strong close to 2019."
Kia has been ranked at the top of J.D. Power's U.S. Initial Quality Study among all mass-market brands for five consecutive years. It has recently received a score of 70 problems per 100 vehicles, which means it has the lowest rate of reported problems of new-vehicle owners' experiences with their vehicle after 90 days of ownership.