KIA AMERICA'S RAPID GROWTH IN ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES CONTINUED IN MAY

Best-Ever Combined May Sales for the Niro Hybrid, PHEV and EV; More Than 2,400 All-New Sportage Hybrids Sold In First Full Month of Availability

IRVINE, Calif., May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Kia America today announced May sales of 57,941 units with the Niro family of hybrid, PHEV and EV models posting best-ever May sales, up more than 28-percent over the previous record set in 2021. In addition, the first full month of deliveries of the all-new Sportage HEV charged ahead in May, with 2,417 units sold. Sales of Kia’s electrified models were up 132-percent over the previous May record set in 2021; and up 5-percent over the all-time monthly sales record for the vehicle category set in March of 2022.

“Kia’s electrified vehicle sales remain strong and are contributing to the brand’s path to another successful year,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America. “With the continued popularity of the EV6 and Niro, coupled with early robust interest in the Sportage hybrid, we are confidently ‘on target’ and expect to see momentum continue throughout the summer sales season.”

In addition to sales, May saw several significant announcements coming from the brand, including:

  • The 2022 Kia EV6 named Best Electric Vehicle by U.S. News & World Report
  • The 2022 Kia Carnival MPV named “Family Vehicle of the Year” in the 2022 Top Ten Vehicles for Hispanic Car Buyers ranking by Hispanic Motor Press
  • The announcement of the new 2023 Kia Soul set to arrive later this summer and featuring refreshed design elements, new colors and two technology and convenience filled option packages

Kia America – about us

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electrified vehicles sold through a network of nearly 750 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.

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MONTH OF MAY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2022

2021

2022

2021

EV6

2,088

N/A

10,001

N/A

Rio

3,210

3,386

11,932

13,083

Forte

9,211

13,323

42,507

50,677

K5/Optima

6,014

12,459

29,390

42,479

Cadenza

1

13

1

193

Stinger

448

1,457

4,450

5,094

K900

N/A

4

N/A

67

Soul

4,116

7,716

22,654

31,677

Niro

3,694

2,883

15,943

9,184

Seltos

2,752

5,360

17,573

28,617

Sportage

10,363

11,035

38,203

41,546

Sorento

6,846

11,144

30,912

40,908

Telluride

7,398

7,776

37,707

37,825

Carnival/Sedona

1,800

3,742

6,925

8,675

Total

57,941

80,298

268,198

310,025

 

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