KIA AMERICA’S RAPID GROWTH IN ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES CONTINUED IN MAY
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, of sales operations, Kia America. “With the continued popularity of the EV6 and Niro, coupled with an early robust interest in the Sportage hybrid, we are confidently ‘on target’ and expect to see the 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 was 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 is set to arrive later this summer and features refreshed design elements, new colors, and two technology and convenience-filled option packages