Kia America sells 2,088 EV6 units in May reaching the 10,000th unit 4 months after the debut

Written by Cláudio Afonso |

KIA America announced on Wednesday that sold a total of 57,941 units in May, a decrease of 28 percent year over year. After selling 2,633 units in April, the automaker sold 2,088 EV6 units in the U.S. and reached the 10,000 vehicle four months after the debut.

Sales of Kia’s electrified models were up 132-percent over the previous May record set in 2021 and up 5-percent over the all-time monthly sales record for the vehicle category set in March of 2022.

Niro family of hybrid, PHEV and EV models posting best-ever May sales, up more than 28 percent over the previous record set in 2021. On May 23, Kia America celebrated the sale of the 10 millionth Kia vehicle in the U.S 29 years after the first model.

“Kia’s electrified vehicle sales remain strong and are contributing to the brand’s path to another successful year,” said Eric Watson, vice president, sales operations, Kia America. “With the continued popularity of the EV6 and Niro, coupled with early robust interest in the Sportage hybrid, we are confidently ‘on target’ and expect to see momentum continue throughout the summer sales season.”

Last week, the automaker announced the arrival of the 2023 Niro model to Canada with three electrified powertrains: hybrid electric (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and all-electric (BEV). Second-generation Niro will debut in three options further advancing Kia’s Plan S electrification initiative of bringing 7 all-new electrified models to the country by 2025. Specification and pricing details for Canada will be announced closer to launch, KIA said.

Recently, KIA launched a new campaign for its fully electric EV6 model comparing it with the best selling Tesla Model Y. In the newsletter, KIA introduces the comparison saying: “How Kia EV6 compares to Tesla Model Y. KIA EV6 goes beyond,” enhancing the lower price, longer range and some more differences.

On February 22th, Kia America and Electrify America announced a partnership to provide Kia EV6 buyers with 1,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of complimentary EV charging/energy at any Electrify America station across the U.S.  The agreement between the two companies will enable Kia owners 3,500 to 4,000 miles of all-electric driving at no charging cost, depending on the vehicle model and various conditions.

Written by Cláudio Afonso |