Kia came to the United States in 1993 with just two cars, the Sephia and the Sportage. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and Kia not only has a lineup of nearly 20 models, but it also just sold its 10 millionth car in the United States, a 2022 Kia EV6 Runway Red.
Kia’s rapid growth in the United States is largely due to its crossovers and SUVs, which have enhanced the brand’s desirability here in the United States. Utility vehicles like the Telluride, Sorrento and Sportage have been big sellers for the brand lately, and cars like the Forte and K5 are doing well too – the EV6 has the potential to be a best too. -sell.
The 10 millionth Kia was an EV6 purchased by Monti Charoenphong from Car Pros Kia Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, Calif., the automaker announced Monday. To mark the sale, Kia announced it would donate $10,000 to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Alzheimer’s Association and Freedom Service Dogs of America.
“Selling 10 million vehicles is a significant achievement and at Kia we are proud not only of how far we have come, but also of what the future holds as we continue our push for leadership in sustainable mobility.” , Sean Yoon, CEO of Kia North America, said in a statement. “To thank our customers for their support, Kia wants to give back in a meaningful way by helping those in need. We hope that the positive impact of these donations will resonate for years to come.
It’s only fitting that this was the year Kia sold its 10 millionth car; parent company Hyundai also sold its 10 millionth car in the United States after 29 years. The Kia EV6 marks an important turning point for a brand that aims to become an all-electric carmaker by 2040.
“We have been a ‘Kia family’ for many years, but once we saw the EV6 there was no doubt that it would be our next car,” Charoenphong said in a statement. “The day we took delivery was already very exciting, but learning that we were also Kia’s 10 millionth customer in the United States was incredible and confirmed our love for this company and for electric driving.”
KIA has come a long way since 1993, from building forgettable econoboxes to building one of the most stylish and exciting electric vehicles available today.
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