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Kia posts it’s second best January sales in the US market
January 2009 sales report has been posted today by Kia Motors America and results are nothing but a huge surprise!
While the rest of the automotive world posted high sales declines in the first month of the fiscal year, Kia managed to move 3,5 percent more vehicles from dealer’s showrooms compared to last year.
Surprising or not, the Korean second largest company also reported January 2009 sales have been it’s second best January sales since Kia entered the US market in October 1992!
January sales were led by Kia’s compact and mid-sized SUVs, the Sportage and Sorento, both posting significant increases over the same period last year, and the outgoing Spectra, which ended the month with almost 6,000 units sold.
Other Kia vehicles that also sold well in January was the 7-seat Sedona minivan with slight increase over the last year’s sales performance.
Kia dealers across the country sold 2,570 Sedonas in January. Pretty good!
Rio, Amanti, Rondo and Optima have seen a sales decrease compared to January 2008, while the full-sized Borrego is still waiting to reach it’s momentum.
Borrego continues to sell in the low 300’s, a number that is most probably, lower than Kia Motors America expected to be.
In conclusion, Kia has a great month behind and let’s hope the company can retain it’s momentum with the Soul and new Spectra/Forte sedan in the coming months.