Kia Corp has been steadily climbing the ranks ever since it released the 2018 Kia Stinger Sports car and changed the design of its future lineup for the better. Receiving a mid-cycle refresh for the 2021 Kia Stinger, plus a new limited edition, the Kia Stinger Scorpion, the hot vehicle isn’t the only model doing well. With a diverse and rich lineup, Kia Corp is looking at a much brighter year in 2021, reporting better than ever sales records nearly every month. Now that we’re more than a little halfway into 2021, the automaker reported its highest ever first-half yearly sales of 378,511 units sold.
“Kia closed the first-half of the year with incredibly strong sales, and this unprecedented momentum will continue as we further implement our growth strategy to gain market share even in light of industry-wide supplier issues and delayed production…Kia is taking more and more market share in the United States. We are increasing sales of fuel-efficient sedans and our SUV sales are growing based on the strength of our light trucks, including the innovative and award-winning Sorento and the all-new Carnival MPV.” – Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America
This best-ever first-half sales performance came from the Kia Forte compact car, Kia Seltos compact SUV, Kia Sportage SUV, and the Kia Telluride SUV. Also great sales highlights for the Seltos and Telluride specifically, with a sales increase of 6-percent and 79-percent, respectively, in comparison to 2020 sales. Now here is something we didn’t know – apparently, Kia Corp has some light-duty pickup trucks in the lineup – that may just be overseas, because we haven’t seen any, but apparently they represent 64-percent of overall vehicle sales in 2021. Wow.
The South Korean automaker recently debuted its first all-electric vehicle, the Kia EV6, and the limited run of 1,500 First Edition EV6 all-electric vehicles were fully reserved within hours of being made available to the public. Dealerships will start to receive them in 2022. The First Edition came with an Augmented Reality (AR) Head-Up Display, Remote Smart Parking Assist, a wide sunroof, 20-inch wheels, and a premium 14-speaker Meridian audio system with a two-year subscription to SiriusXM. Built off of the GT trim, the powertrain is a 77.4 kWh battery with a 160kW front motor and a 270kW rear motor and comes with dual-motor all-wheel drive (AWD). The cabin comes with some personalization options for the colors, such as the choice of Glacier with dark green seats, Urban Yellow with black seats, and Steel Gray Matte with black seats
The 2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition we mentioned is pretty neat, available with rear-wheel drive (RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD), built off of the GT2 trim. Available in three colors (Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black, and Ceramic Silver), the Scorpion Special Edition comes with blacked out fender garnish, side mirror caps, and darkened exhaust tips; body-colored rear spoiler; 19-inch black wheels; and carbon fiber-pattern trim throughout the cabin. For an upscale look, Red Nappa Leather or Black Nappa Leather for the upholstery is an available option.
Not alone, Kia also released the GT-Line AWD Premium Package for the K5 sports car that replaced the Kia Optima. This adds on a panoramic sunroof, heated steering wheel, and LED projection headlights, plus some safety features, such as Highway Driving Assist and Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve. Just an extra boost for the new 2022 lineup. Want to find your new vehicle from Kia Corp? Find a new Kia vehicle at Miami Lakes Automall.