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  • Writer's pictureBy The Financial District

U.S. Sales of Hyundai, Kia Rise 6% in August

Hyundai Motor Co. and its smaller affiliate Kia Corp. said that their vehicle sales in the US rose 6 percent in August from a year earlier, helped by robust sales of SUVs and electric vehicles, Choi Kyong-Ae reported for Yonhap News Agency.


Hyundai and Kia sold a total of 143,646 vehicles in the US last month, up from 135,526 units a year ago. I Photo: Hyundai Facebook



Hyundai and Kia sold a total of 143,646 vehicles in the US last month, up from 135,526 units a year ago.


Hyundai's figures include the sales results of its independent Genesis brand. Hyundai's vehicle sales rose 3 percent on-year to 71,499 units, with Genesis' sales jumping 26 percent to 6,453 and Kia's increasing 9.2 percent to 72,147, according to sales data released by the companies.



In August, sales of the two South Korean carmakers' environmentally friendly vehicles, including gasoline hybrid, all-electric, and hydrogen fuel-cell electric models, jumped 87% on-year to 27,900 units last month.


From January to August, their overall US vehicle sales climbed 15% to 1,107,613 autos from 966,684 units in the same period last year.




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