Kia reported its best-ever November with 58,338 unit sales, up 3% from the same period last year. With one month left in 2023, Kia sold 722,176 vehicles, breaking its previous record for total annual U.S. sales in less than 11 months. This record also marks the brand’s 16th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gain.
Due to the high demand for the Forte, Sportage, and Telluride, Kia surpassed its previous sales records. All three models have sold over 100,000 units so far this year, with the Sorento following closely behind.
Together with the monthly sales figures, the automaker also revealed several initiatives, such as:
- The North American Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury selected the all-electric EV9 as a finalist for the 2024 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. After being evaluated by 50 impartial jurors, the EV9 was also selected as one of the three finalists. The winners of NACOTY will be revealed on January 4, 2024.
- Kia partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to launch the brand’s “Season of Giving Back” year-end sales promotion for the second year running. For each new model sold or leased at an accredited Kia dealership in the U.S. between November 16 and January 2, Kia will make a donation to St. Jude.
- The 2023 Telluride SUV was recognized by the Hispanic Motor Press with the organization’s “Family Vehicle of the Year” Award. The award was presented at the Los Angeles Auto show and was decided on by a panel of over 20 Hispanic automotive journalists, content creators, and industry influencers. In 2022, Telluride was named “SUV of the Year” by the Hispanic Motor Press, marking this year as a back-to-back win for Kia’s award-winning three-row SUV.
“Demand for Kia vehicles continues at an all-time high, and beating our previous annual sales record in less than 11 months demonstrates the power of the Kia brand,” stated Kia America’s vice president of sales operations, Eric Watson.
Thanks to models like the EV9 and facelifted Sorento, Watson also noted that “new customers are shopping Kia like never before” and that their “winning streak” should continue into the new year.