Kia Announces January Sales

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Kia America today announced January sales of 42,488 units. Highlights include best-ever January performance by the Niro family of electrified SUVs, which bested their previous record set in January 2018 by 26-percent. Kia also set a new January record for overall electrified vehicle sales, exceeding the previous mark by 36-percent.

“After outpacing the industry and our own best-ever annual sales performance in 2021, Kia’s shift toward electrified vehicle sales is off to a strong start with record-breaking January sales for the brand’s electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America. “With the all-new, all-electric Kia EV6 set to arrive in showrooms in the coming weeks, Kia is proving - once again - that we are ahead of the industry in providing customers with the vehicles they want to drive today.”

In addition to sales, January saw several significant announcements coming from the brand, including:

  • The Kia EV6 tied for the top spot at the first-ever ‘Best Cars of the Year’ 2021/2022 Awards. The winners were singled out for quality, innovation, design and state-of-the-art tech and beat new models from premium brands, including Audi and Porsche
  • Kia will return to advertising in the Super Bowl with a 60-second spot featuring the all-new, all-electric Kia EV6
  • Kia was ranked highest the for the second year in a row in the J.D. Power mass market EV customer satisfaction survey
  • The Rio hatchback was named “Best Subcompact” in the 2022 Vincentric Best Value in America Awards
  • Pricing for the all-new, all-electric Kia EV6 was announced to start at $40,900
Kia America – about usHeadquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands. Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of more than 750 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America.For media information, including photography, visit To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at
Model 2022 2021 2022 2021
Rio 1,633 1,733 1,633 1,733
Forte 5,748 7,021 5,748 7,021
K5/Optima 5,794 5,459 5,794 5,459
Cadenza N/A 55 N/A 55
Stinger 991 695 991 695
K900 N/A 20 N/A 20
Soul 3,890 5,377 3,890 5,377
Niro 2,254 1,262 2,254 1,262
Seltos 2,191 4,992 2,191 4,992
Sportage 5,993 5,913 5,993 5,913
Sorento 6,145 5,302 6,145 5,302
Telluride 6,790 6,626 6,790 6,626
Carnival/Sedona 1,059 510 1,059 510
Total 42,488 44,965 42,488 44,965