Kia America reviews 70,495 automobile gross sales in america in June, which is the eleventh consecutive year-over-year enhance (by 8 p.c). Throughout the first half of the yr, the South Korean model bought 394,333 automobiles within the nation, which is eighteen p.c greater than in H1 2022.
Sadly, issues will not be so optimistic within the case of the all-electric Kia EV6. Final month, Kia bought 1,458 EV6, which is 43 p.c lower than a yr in the past and solely 2.1 p.c of the whole quantity.
We hoped for a greater consequence, contemplating that in Could gross sales have been optimistic (2,237, up 7.1 p.c year-over-year), however it appears that evidently there are issues that restrict gross sales – whether or not it is supply-related or demand associated. we do not know.
We do not know the gross sales of the Kia Niro EV but, but it surely’s often lower than 1,000 items a month.
Kia BEV gross sales final month:
In Q2, Kia bought 4,936 EV6s in america, whereas within the first half of the yr, 8,328 Kia EV6s have been bought within the US (down 34 p.c year-over-year).
For reference, throughout the 12 months of 2022, Kia bought 20,498 EV6 within the US and an extra 8,209 Niro EV, which in whole means over 28,700 items.
This yr (by Could), Kia Niro EV gross sales amounted to over 4,400 items (down 15 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, below the Inflation Discount Act of 2022 (IRA), it isn’t eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit score when buying. The inducement probably could be out there by a lease.
Kia is predicted to proceed to develop its all-electric automobile gross sales, particularly when the upcoming all-new Kia EV9 mannequin – a big, three-row SUV, based mostly on the E-GMP platform – will enter the market later this yr.