Kia Continues to Gain Popularity Across the Country
Hard to believe 2012 is already halfway over - but Kia certainly isn't complaining. The first half of the year for this Korean automaker was very good. In fact, the best they've ever had. Sales are up 13.9 percent over last year, and in Q2 they broke the 150,000 unit mark for the first time ever. June also marks the 22nd month of consecutive sales growth.
By the numbers:
-June sales: 51,326 units
-Q2 sales: 150,657 units
-Year-to-date sales increase: 17.8 percent
-Most improved model: Kia Optima, with 13,393 units sold in June, an 88.7 percent increase
-Other sales gains: Kia Rio5 up 87.7 percent over last June; and the Kia Sorento, up 8.1 percent over the same time last year
Kia Motors America CEO and Group President, Byung Mo Ahn explains, "Kia has been setting one sales record after another for nearly two years, and the ongoing popularity of our two U.S.-built products as well as the Soul have attracted new customers to our showrooms and dramatically raised awareness, perception and consideration for the brand in a very short period of time."1
We have little doubt that this upward movement will continue for Kia, so be sure to stay tuned with Lokey Kia for continued news and updates!
Or, you can learn more about the American-built Kia Optima and Sorento right here in the greater Tampa area. Lokey Kia is located at 27960 U.S. Highway 19 North Clearwater, FL 33761, where a member of our team is happy to answer your questions and arrange a test drive of any of the new Kia models that catch your eye.