The Kia brand recently released their sales figures for the month of December. They definitely finished out the year strong selling a total of 54,353 units, bringing the annual total up 3.5 percent to 647,598 units. This is the highest December total in company history and an all-time best annual sales.

Many vehicles contributed to this exceptional year of sales. As a matter of fact, for the first time in company history, the Kia Soul, Kia Optima, Kia Sorento, and the Kia Forte all surpassed the 100,000 unit sales mark. The Kia Sorento and the Kia Forte both had their best-ever annual sales in 2016. The Kia Rio and the Kia Sedona also saw double-digit year-over-year sales increases. This hasn’t just been a record setting sales year; this has also been a record setting awards year. The Kia brand has been recognized for outstanding quality and reliability by third-parties more than ever before in 2016.

“From J.D. Power and Consumer Reports to many other respected third-party experts, Kia has never been more highly rated for quality and dependability, and customers flocked to our showrooms in December and throughout 2016 to experience all that the ‘New Kia’ offers,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. “No auto brand has experienced greater growth in the U.S. over the last 20-plus years, and Kia will be on the offensive once again in 2017 with several new products in the pipeline that will continue challenging everything people think they know about this brand, starting with a major world debut next week in Detroit.”

Start your year off right in a Kia vehicle. Swing by Folsom Lake Kia near the El Dorado Hills, CA area. We look forward to 2017! See you soon!