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Kia Reports Best October Ever

Kia seems to be the talk of the automotive world this year, with the new Telluride being quite a show-stopper. In the past few years, Kia has continued to outdo itself, developing sporty sedans like the Stinger and upgrading its already established vehicles like the Soul. In the past few months, however, the automotive industry has come to a creaking halt, but sales are slowly starting to rebound. For Kia, surprisingly, they’ve announced that this was their best October for sales yet.

Production and distribution slow-downs

With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the world hard at the beginning of the year, every branch of the automotive world was feeling pretty rocked. In fact, some 2021 models are now delayed because of the slow restart some factories have gotten after shut down. Since restrictions have begun to lift again, car sales are picking back up, and car dealerships and manufacturers are starting to feel relieved.

Kia Soul seen at the New York International Auto Show
Kia Soul at the NY Auto Show | Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket, Getty Images

Kia sales for October

According to Kia themselves, October 2020 was the best month for sales compared to any other month of October. In the month of October alone this year, almost 56,100 Kia cars were sold. That marks a record-breaking best-ever sales by volume, an increase of 12.2-percent over the same time last year, and 18.9-percent increase growth in retail sales over the same time last year. Even more so, those are the best numbers of any October in Kia’s history. Regardless of the hardships of this year, they seem to be rebounding better than ever.

Red 2020 Kia Sportage driving on a road
2020 Kia Sportage | Kia

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The potential for rebound

There is no reason why Kia can’t make a complete comeback regardless of how hard the pandemic hit. With such a wide variety of popular vehicles, they seem to have something to offer for just about any niche. Offering high quality and standard safety features at a reasonable price, it’s easy to see why so many people are making the switch to the Kia brand. If October sales are any indication, Kia won’t only be making a strong rebound, they will come back better than ever.

The Kia Stinger is an affordable sporty sedan with rear-wheel drive.
Kia Stinger | Kia

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The record-breaking October numbers for the Kia brand doesn’t just mean good things for the manufacturer, either. It shows the resiliency of the automotive market that employs hundreds of thousands of people around the country and the future of new car sales.