Hyundai January Sales Up 24 Percent, Kia Up 27 Units

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
hyundai january sales up 24 percent kia up 27 units

Hyundai sales kept on climbing in January, though Kia slowed to just 27 units over its January 2009 sales numbers. Combined, Automotive News [sub] reckons they grew 13 percent to 52,626 units. Hit the jump for numbers.

Full Kia release available here. Problem spots? Kia’s Forte isn’t selling at Spectra levels, and the Rio sold the Soul. Also, Sportage, Sedona and Rondo needed replacing yesterday. Otherwise, the new Sorento looks to be doing well in the fast-growing compact CUV segment.

Hyundai presser available here. Sonata was the only nameplate down significantly last month, and with a new version about to hit the streets, that won’t last long.

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  • Juniper Juniper on Feb 03, 2010

    Hyundai obviously is doing well, don't know about Kia. They both have 10 active models spread over about 25k sales a month. Can this be maintained at low prices?

  • Ohsnapback Ohsnapback on Feb 03, 2010

    I can understand Veracruz sales taking a major dump, but what's up with the 40% drop in Sonata sales?

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    • Disaster Disaster on Feb 03, 2010

      The Sonata is due early this year...not at the end. In fact, they announced they were going to actually be able to push up production by a few weeks. On a side note, the 2010 Sonata isn't a bad car and I bet you could get some really sweet deals on it.

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