Kia Sorento, Sportage gain double-digit sales growth

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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. 


OCTOBER
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2019
2018
2019
2018
Rio
1,939
2,405
21,125
19,696
Forte
6,980
9,537
80,265
84,425
Optima
7,248
7,280
82,914
87,125
Cadenza
153
207
1,209
4,158
Stinger
1,354
1,345
11,770
14,344
K900
17
17
328
277
Soul
6,761
7,951
84,388
85,839
Niro
1,983
2,164
19,945
24,264
Sportage
7,623
6,626
72,727
68,898
Sorento
8,533
6,560
80,733
92,252
Telluride
6,075
N/A
45,284
N/A
Sedona
1,341
1,010
12,917
15,866
Total
50,007
45,102
513,605
497,144


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