(Built in West Point, Georgia, the Optima [top] and Sorento [bottom] are among the top selling cars for Kia Motors of America. Image courtesy Kia.)Kia Motors of America (KMA) capped a record-setting year with the highest annual sales total in company history of 580,234 vehicles, up 8.4 percent year-over-year and 4.0 percent over the previous record set in 2012.
With 159,020 units solid in 2014, the Optima was the best selling car for Kia Motors of America. The Optima is built at the West Point, Georgia Kia plant.
"Kia's momentum consistently outpaced the industry throughout 2014, and we finished strong with showroom traffic surging in December thanks to rising consumer confidence, historically low gas prices, and one of the youngest and best-looking lineups in the industry," said Michael Sprague, executive vice president of sales and marketing, KMA. "More customers turned to Kia last year than ever before as we celebrated our 20th anniversary in the U.S., and our record-breaking performance demonstrates the speed at which our brand has transformed and matured into a proven leader in design, quality, technology and value."
The Kia Sorento, also built in Georgia, finished 2014 with 102,520 units sold.