Best-Selling Auto Brands in America – 2021

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9. Kia
Total Sales: 701,416
Vs. 2020: +19.7%
Best-Selling Model: Forte
One of the strongest performing car brands in America, Kia sold more than 700,000 vehicles stateside last year — the first time in the brand’s history. Contributing to this strong showing were record annual sales of Forte, Niro, Seltos, Sportage and Telluride. Demand also increased for Kia’s hybrid and battery-electric models, which Kia says had a 97 percent increase in sales year over year. “Announcing best-ever annual sales is always a moment of pride, but for Kia to reach such heights in light of the ongoing pandemic and supply chain issues clearly illustrates the strength of our product line-up and the demand we have created for the Kia brand throughout 2021,” said Eric Watson, vice president of sales operations at Kia America. “With arrival of the all-new, all-electric EV6 and all-new Sportage in the first half of 2022, it is clear we are ‘firing on all cylinders … and battery cells,’” Watson quipped.

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