Kia America experiences 70,930 automobile gross sales in the USA in July (up 14 p.c year-over-year), which is the twelfth consecutive year-over-year enhance. Through the first seven months of the 12 months, the South Korean model bought 465,263 automobiles within the nation, which is eighteen p.c greater than a 12 months in the past.
A slight enhance in gross sales was additionally famous by the all-electric Kia EV6, which in July famous 1,937 items (up 13 p.c year-over-year) or 2.7 p.c of the full quantity.
Kia experiences that its electrified automotive gross sales – xEVs (BEVs, PHEVs, HEVs) – improved by 72 p.c year-over-year, however with out revealing the precise quantity.
Eric Watson, vice chairman of gross sales operations at Kia America mentioned that the corporate is “assured that the launch of Kia’s flagship EV9 all-electric three-row SUV later this 12 months will solely speed up this momentum for the foreseeable future.”
We do not know the gross sales of the Kia Niro EV but (as a result of it is counted along with the ICE model), nevertheless it’s normally round 1,000 items a month.
Kia BEV gross sales final month:
Thus far this 12 months, Kia bought greater than 10,000 EV6 within the US, which is a 28 p.c lower year-over-year.
Kia BEV gross sales YTD in 2023:
For reference, throughout the 12 months of 2022, Kia bought 20,498 EV6 within the US and a further 8,209 Niro EV, which in whole means over 28,700 items.
This 12 months (by means of June), Kia Niro EV gross sales amounted to over 5,536 items (down 12 p.c year-over-year).
Sadly, the producer doesn’t report gross sales of different plug-in fashions, as they’re counted along with standard or non-rechargeable hybrid variations.
The Kia EV6 stays in a disadvantageous place as a result of, beneath the Inflation Discount Act of 2022 (IRA), it isn’t eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit score when buying. The motivation probably is perhaps accessible by means of a lease. Nonetheless, the instance of Hyundai BEV gross sales signifies that the South Korean producer has te potential to extend gross sales fairly noticeably.
A giant increase to Kia’s BEV gross sales is perhaps the upcoming introduction of the all-new Kia EV9 mannequin – a big, three-row SUV, primarily based on the E-GMP platform.