Kia Canada Reports Record-Breaking Year in 2020

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Kia celebrated eight months of record sales (January, February, June, July, August, September, October and December) including their best-ever month in Canadian history, in August.

Kia sold 72,452 units in 2020, with top models Forte and Sorento among the best-selling models, and newcomer Seltos emerging as a consumer favourite.

“During a year where Canadians were looking for vehicles that could not only meet their needs, but that they could rely on for quality and safety, we are grateful that we can deliver on products that satisfy both,” says Elias El-Achhab, Chief Operating Officer at Kia Canada. “We’re thankful for the incredible year we’ve had in 2020 and are looking forward to carrying this momentum into 2021 with the launch of the all-new, redesigned Sorento arriving in dealers now,” he adds.

Top Selling Models

The fan-favourite compact Kia Forte led model sales in 2020, with a total of 14,373 units sold, closely followed by the brand’s new compact SUV, Seltos, with 13,271 units sold. Sorento, the brand’s popular mid-size SUV also saw notable sales, with 11,043 units purchased.

Kia Canada first reported best-ever sales in June, with 8,647 units sold, followed by a strong best-ever July with 8,300 units sold. A second record-breaking best-ever month was achieved in August, which saw landmark sales for the brand, recording 8,780 units sold (an increase of 15% YoY).

The momentum persisted into the Fall, with September and October reporting monthly sales increases of 28.6% and 19.4% compared to 2019, respectively. The brand finished the year strong with a best-ever December with 4,839 units sold, contributing to overall 2020 sales of 72,452 units.


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