(The Georgia-built Optima is Kia Motors America's best selling car for the 2nd consecutive year. Image courtesy Kia Motors America)Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced June sales of 50,644 units, contributing to the company's best-ever first-half performance with 297,413 vehicles sold thus far in 2014.
The West Point Georgia-built Optima led the company's sales with 13,866 cars sold in June, bringing the yearly total up to 82,813.
Kia's U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, which also builds the Sorento, is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.
"Kia is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the U.S. this year, and our record-setting first half is a testament to how far the brand has come in an extremely short period of time," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing, KMA. "Over the last two decades, Kia has earned a reputation for delivering world-class design and cutting-edge technology as well as outstanding safety, quality and value across our entire range, from subcompact to luxury. With more exciting new products on the horizon, we are poised to continue our momentum into the second half of the year and beyond."