• 01-SEP-2015

  • IRVINE, Calif

Kia Motors America Announces Record August Sales

Continuing to gain momentum, Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported best-ever August sales of 58,897 vehicles, a 7.7-percent increase over the same period last year and the brand's fourth straight monthly sales record. Soul sales spiked to an all-time high single nameplate monthly sales total of 17,108 units, while other top movers in August included Optima and Sorento with 13,980 and 10,211 units sold, respectively. Kia is up 5.4 percent year-to-date.

"Kia has outpaced the industry all year, and that trend continued in August as we set our fourth consecutive monthly sales record despite significant turbulence in the stock market and not having the benefit of Labor Day weekend sales," said Michael Sprague, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, KMA. "Since its introduction in 2009, the wildly popular Soul has been one of the industry's greatest success stories, and its record-setting August performance comes on the heels of being the highest ranked compact multi-purpose vehicle in initial quality by J.D. Power."