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Last week we talked about how strong Kia Corp continues to grow after the pandemic shook things up in 2020 and the semiconductor chip shortage is hurting just about everyone. Even so, Kia Corp closed out the first half of 2021, the second quarter ending in June 2021, with the highest ever record for first-half yearly sales – 378,511 units sold. Some might think it’s because it’s the first half of the year, people want to get out there and start driving again, maybe treat themselves to a new car or keep a new resolution to travel more. Well, the sales for July just came in, and Kia Corp continues to impress with the automaker’s highest July sales in company history.
“Kia continues to build on the momentum from our record breaking first-half by setting yet another recor…Kia sold more than 74-percent of our available inventory in July as compared to 34-percent during the same period last year, a solid reflection of the strong consumer interest in the brand.” – Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America
That’s crazy. Sure, just about any automaker is going to sell more than they did last year, but even with the aftermath, Kia sold 74-percent of all available units produced. That’s not bad at all. The new record for Kia Corp for July sales is 70,099 units. The Carnival MPV was recently introduced and has seen a steady rise in sales. Kia posted the fourth consecutive month-over-month increase for the Carnival, marking the model’s highest monthly sales performance, with nearly over 3500 units sold in July, a total of 15,641 units sold to-date for 2021. The major breadwinners for July though are the Kia Forte, Kia Sportage, and Kia K5/Optima, followed by the Kia Telluride before falling under 8,000 units sold. In total, July sales were up by 34-percent year-over-year, or when comparing 2021 sales with 2020 sales.
These sales in July only help compliment some of Kia Corp’s success in July alone. Recognized with prestigious industry awards and accolades, the 2022 Stinger sports sedan was awarded the Top Safety Pick+ (TSP+) award by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). Most recently, the Kia K5 was named the most satisfying premium midsize car, and the Telluride rated as the most satisfying Large Crossover SUV during the 2021 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards by AutoPacific. Vehicle satisfaction is decided by real owners who take a survey designed to rate vehicles on 36 individual model attributes ranging from driving performance and features usability to seating comfort and interior design. More than 89,000 new car and light truck owners answered the survey this year. If you need a strong opinion, there it is.
Remember, the Kia Sportage is all-new for the new generation in 2021; the Kia Telluride is the automaker’s largest SUV to date (and there are rumors about an ell-electric variant); and the Kia K5 is the all-new generation of the Kia Optima, bringing its sports car style and performance to the forefront of the model. Kia even released a new GT-Line AWD Premium Package for the K5 to really show off its performance capabilities. The newest of them all is the Kia Carnival MPV, the most luxurious vehicle by Kia Corp thus far.Want to check out these new vehicles by Kia Corp? Find your new Kia vehicle at Miami Lakes Automall.
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Kia Motors is optimistic, and having a little optimism isn’t bad in these trying times. Although the Coronavirus pandemic is still coming in waves throughout North America and the rest of the world, various automakers are taking the current downswing as a good omen. Various manufacturers are reopening for business to resume production, and a boom in sales is rapidly growing overseas. We’re not completely out of the woods, but many are hoping that we can start returning the world to normal by June or July, and some automakers are expecting sales to return to normal by no later than July 2020 (according to various interviews and reports).
This optimism might be fueled by recent good news about the trusty SUV, the Kia Telluride. The 2020 Kia Telluride and the 2020 Kia Soul EV won awards during the World Car Awards (WCA), with the Kia Telluride winning Car of the Year. Still going strong, the 2020 Kia Telluride was a large success when initially made available in 2019, with sales skyrocketing for Kia Motors. With many consumers out there who have been window shopping for a new vehicle once it’s safe to be out and about, Kia Motors is one automaker to keep tabs on, because there’s talk of a scrapper program.
With all of Florida still under a stay-at-home order, and with an uncertainty of how long it will last, eventually, people are going to want to be able to go out or visit family and friends. With financial hardships and many industries seeing an all-time low, getting around won’t be easy. Being able to travel long distances on a budget will be something of great value. Kia Motors is one automaker seeing this fact already becoming common overseas, with European sales for new hybrid and electric vehicles going strong in the first quarter of 2020, despite global crisis and disruption caused by the spread of the coronavirus.
“The first three months of 2020 have been challenging for the whole industry due to social distancing and lockdown measures adopted across many European markets…However, we have seen growing sales for Kia’s range of hybrid and electric cars – every electrified model line we sell in Europe has seen sales growth this quarter. The arrival of new plug-in hybrid models, improved availability of EVs, and an expanded Ceed model family has also boosted our sales and market share this quarter.” – Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe
All-in-all, during the first quarter of 2020, Kia’s market share has grown from 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019 to an all-time high of 3.7 percent. New electrified Kia models – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles – now account for nearly a fifth of all new Kia sales in Europe. With an automaker that claims to go all-electric in the coming years, Kia Motors already has a growing lineup of alternative fuel vehicles, and electric vehicles aren’t the last stop.
The latest news about Kia Motors becoming an all-electric automaker has seemed to die down, but not before the automaker unveiled the all-electric Futuron concept in late 2019. Set to be the first all-electric vehicle in the lineup that didn’t have an internal combustion engine model before it, the Kia Futuron may be a few years away, but not as far off as another alternative fuel source slowly gaining more attention – hydrogen fuel cells. This year, Kia Motors was originally supposed to release its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, following the footsteps of Hyundai Motor, in charge of the Hyundai Motor Group that Kia Motors is a part of.
Hydrogen fuel cells are definitely less practical than plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and all-electric vehicles, but with the growing interest and popularity of alternative fuel vehicles worldwide, Kia Motors is already ahead of the competition with its wide selection of hybrid, PHEV, and electric vehicles (EVs). Making up the 2020 Kia Motors alternative fuel lineup are the Kia Niro, Kia Niro Plug-in, Kia Niro EV, Kia Optima Hybrid, and the Kia Optima Plug-in. With this wide selection between hybrid sedans and a hybrid crossover, there’s a little something for all kinds of consumers.
Are you in the market for a hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicle? Maybe going green with an all-electric? Contact us at Miami Lakes Automall and ask about how we can help you shop for a new Kia Motors vehicle during a time of social distancing.