Korean’s are not giving an inch while continuing to increase their sales month after month and year after year. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug, 2, 2016 2016 FWD Kia Sportage LX - $24,015 to start incl. mats and $895 D&H – It is rated at just 21/29 mpg city/highway however. TrueCar indicates it can be picked up for between $2 and $3k off retail from the East to West Coasts. Kia July 2016 Sales Overview Kia reported its best-ever July sales of 59,969 vehicles, up 6.5 percent over the 56,311sold in July of 2015. This was the brand’s sixth monthly sales record in seven months. YTD sales are also showing strength with sales of 388,296 vehicles, up 5.7 percent over the 367,263 vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. Kia July 2016 Sales Highlights July was all about the Forte and Sportage, both achieving July sales records. The Sportage achieved sales of 8,111 was up 53.3 percent over the 5,292 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 50,340 is up 72.1 percent over the 29,247 sold through the same period of 2015. Forte achieved sales of 10,303 vehicles, up 30.9 percent over the 7,868 sold in July of 2015. YTD sales of 63,045 was up 23.5 percent over the 51,050 vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. Market Share Detail In July, GM and Ford market share were both down a significant 0.5 percent. Honda on the other hand experienced an uptick of 0.4 percent while Hyundai and Kia share were up both 0.2 percent. On a volume basis, July of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.52 million vehicles was up 0.6 percent over July of 2015s 1.51 million vehicles result. 2016 YTD sales of 10.11 million is up 1.0 percent above the 10.01 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. July 2016 Sales vs. July 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM July 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 267,258 Vehicles Sold Ford July 2016 Sales Down 2.8% with 216,479 Vehicles Sold Toyota July 2016 Sales Down 1.4% with 214,233 Vehicles Sold FCA July 2016 Sales Up 1.3% with 180,727 Vehicles Sold Honda July 2016 Sales Up 4.4% with 152,799 Vehicles Sold Nissan July 2016 Sales Up 1.2% with 132,475 Vehicles Sold Hyundai July 2016 Sales Up 5.6% with 75,003 Vehicles Sold Kia July 2016 Sales Up 6.5% with 59,969 Vehicles Sold Subaru July 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 52,093 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz July 2016 Sales Up 7.2% with 32,288 Vehicles Sold BMW July 2016 Sales Down 5.0% with 30,551 Vehicles Sold VW July 2016 Sales Down 8.1% with 28,758 Vehicles Sold Mazda July 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 27,915 Vehicles Sold Audi July 2016 Sales Up 4.0% with 18,364 Vehicles Sold In June, Toyota moved within 2,246 vehicles of overtaking Ford for the 2nd position, Honda overtook Nissan for the 5th spot, Mercedes-Benz overtook BMW for the 10 position, and VW moved ahead of Mazda to occupy the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in July was 17.9 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.