-- Annual Sales Number Reaches 206,360 Units; November Sales Up 33 Percent
For the first time ever, Kia`s year-to-date sales have topped the 200,000-unit milestone in the United States. Kia`s year-to-date sales reached 206,360 units after it sold 16,936 vehicles in November, a 33-percent increase over November 2000. The year-to-date sales are 41 percent ahead of last year`s record sales pace -- a year in which Kia sold 160,606 vehicles.
Among Kia models, the Sportage sport-utility vehicle led the way with 3,759 units sold, while the Spectra compact sedan and Rio subcompact sedan kept the sales momentum with 3,167 and 3,411 units sold, respectively. Sales of the all-new Sedona minivan totaled 2,645 for the month.
Kia Motors America is the U.S. sales, marketing and service arm of Kia Motors Corp. in Seoul, South Korea.