Kia and parent company Hyundai enjoyed third-quarter sales growth in the U.S.
The South Korean automakers saw improvement as loosened supply chains buoyed the industry as a whole.
Kia set a record third quarter for the brand’s U.S. sales at more than 210,000 units, the third time it passed that mark, also helping it reach a record performance for the first nine months of the year at 604,674 vehicles.
“With the best-ever performance through Q3, 14 straight months of year-over-year growth, and sales of our SUV and electrified offerings continuing to gain market share, Kia is ahead of the curve and delivering the vehicles customers want, particularly in the highly competitive segments,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America.
It said 10 of its models had year-over-year sales gains.
Meanwhile, Kia’s parent grew U.S. sales 9% year-over-year to more than 200,500 units.
“We are in great shape to finish the year strong with our all-new Kona and increased sales from our IONIQ lineup of electric vehicles,” said Hyundai Motor America CEO Randy Parker.