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Kia sales March 2012, Optima sales surpass 15,000 units mark!

Kia’s unprecedented momentum reaches new heights with March 2012 sales hitting an all-time high 57,505 units! The carmaker’s sales were up 30,2 percent over the same month a year ago.

Additionally, the March 2012 result ranks as the best monthly sales overall for the Kia brand in its U.S. history.

Sales for the month of March were led by the all-new Kia Optima sedan, Sorento CUV and Soul urban crossover. The three vehicles all surpassed the 10,000 unit sales mark for the first time in company history and accounted for 67.7-percent of Kia’s March 2012 sales.

The stylish Optima mid-size sedan took the lead with sales of 15,008 units. It was followed by Kia Soul and Sorento crossover vehicles with sales of 13,607 and 10,303 units, respectively.

Kia Forte sedan, including the Forte 5 and Forte Koup, also performed well last month, with sales totaling 8,381 units. The B-segment Rio sedan and hatchback rounded out the top five with sales of 4,509 units.

Kia Sportage posted March 2012 sales of 3,643 units, while Sedona minivan sales totaled 2,054.

March 2012 and year-to-date sales highlights:

– Kia’s the fastest growing car company in the USA

– three Kia vehicles surpass the 10,000 units sales mark

Kia Optima sales surpass 15,000 units mark in one month alone

– March 2012 marks the first time Kia sales topped 50,000 units in a single month

Kia sales by model – March 2012:

5 thoughts on “Kia sales March 2012, Optima sales surpass 15,000 units mark!

  1. Kia Canada experience the best March ever, including 39 consecutive months of sales growth. They sold 6,628 units in March up 22.9%, YTD up 22.2%.
    The top seller was the Forte at 1407 units up 13.7%, the Optima in second with sales of 1237 units, then the Sorento at 1140 units and then the Rio at 1061. (no figures for the other models at this time)

  2. As a bit of a side note. Does anyone remember a few months ago when I said that Kia Canada was going to hold off until 2014 for the new Kia Forte because of the elantra…….I was right. I just recieved the order guide for the 2013 Forte and apart from a few minor changes, nothing really new.

  3. Kia has limited production and demand for the new Sportage is really high over the globe, so the production is sold out and some customers have to wait up to 3 months to get their ride. That’s the main reason why I don’t believe the Sportage sales to surpass the CX-5 sales. As you could see from our previous reports, Sportage sales totals around 3,500 units each month.

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