Kia Motors is one automotive brand that has fully embraced the green market. There are several hybrid vehicles in their lineup, including the popular Kia Optima and brand spankin’ new Kia Niro crossover. Wouldn’t you know, with how well Kia has been doing so well in the past two years, showered with awards and earning the top spot in the JD Power Initial Quality Study, Kia has recently outpaced Ford to take the number two spot for hybrid vehicles in the US market.
Part of the Hyundai Motor Group, both Hyundai and Kia sold 4,796 hybrid vehicles in July alone. That’s a large number for sales for a single month, a 9 percent increase from June, and twice that of July 2016. In addition, the two automakers make up a whole 17.1 percent of the hybrid market. To think about a decade ago barely anyone wanted to drive a vehicle that made use of both, an internal combustion engine and electric motor. The high fuel mileage is finally popular enough that more and more consumers are going green.
It’s been two years since Hyundai and Kia Motors out beat their U.S. rival for hybrid vehicles. HybridCars.com attests the good performance by Kia to the strong consumer demand for the new Kia Niro crossover that sold 2,763 vehicles in July. The Kia Optima tripled that, with a total of 7,933 U.S. sales last month. The Niro is still relatively new, so we’ll see how its numbers change later this year. The Kia Optima is also available as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and 130 Kia Optima PHEV units were sold last month.
With hybrid vehicle sales growing in the auto market, and the cost to manufacture them decreasing, this is the perfect time to get a green car at a great deal. You can find the Kia Optima and its green variants, along with the new Kia Niro crossover in our inventory.