2019 Kia Forte Sales Red Hot in October

The all-new 2019 Kia Forte compact sedan didn’t merely help drive a year-over-year sales increase for Kia in October. Sales of the Forte totaled 9,537 vehicles last month, setting a new October record.

2019 Kia Forte Sales - Gossett Kia South - Memphis, TN

Kia overall saw sales of 45,102 vehicles for the month, which was also helped along by a 45 percent gain for the Rio, 11 percent gain for the Niro, and 10 percent gain for the Sportage.

“With the Forte’s best-ever October sales and three additional models realizing double-digit sales growth, we are confident that Kia’s sales momentum will remain positive well into the first quarter of 2019,” said Bill Peffer, vice president, sales operations, Kia Motors America. “This upward trajectory will be bolstered by the wide variety of new product introductions Kia has scheduled over the coming months that will continue driving traffic and attracting new customers to the Kia brand.”

Sales of the Kia Stinger remained strong in October, totaling 1,345 vehicles. Through the first 10 months of the year, the Kia Rio, Niro, Sportage, and Sorento have all seen significant gains over 2017, helping the brand maintain its standing as one of the most popular in America.

To see the new Kia Forte for yourself, or to test-drive any number of other hot Kia vehicles, stop into Gossett Kia South.

Introducing the 2019 Kia Forte

The 2019 Kia Forte is the definition of taking a good thing and making it better. The third-generation Forte features a more dynamic look, better fuel economy, and more technology, making one of Kia’s best-selling cars more appealing than ever.

2019 Kia Forte

“The compact sedan segment is highly competitive, but with all the improvements the new Forte brings to market for the 2019 model year, it is more than prepared to take on the toughest the segment has to offer,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, KMA. “As one of our top-selling models, the all-new Forte follows some large footsteps, but enhancements in styling, packaging, and content make it even more attractive to drivers seeking a compact sedan that can accommodate their versatile lifestyle.”

 

Set to begin arriving this fall, the 2019 Kia Forte is a feast for the eyes and a comfortable ride. Perhaps the most noticeable difference behind the wheel comes from its second-generation 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine, which offers an EPA-estimated 41 mpg on the highway for the Forte FE and 40 mpg on the highway for the Forte LXS, S, and EX when equipped with the available Intelligent Variable Transmission.*

 

Speaking of tech, the Forte will be standard at all trims with Driver Attention Warning (DAW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), providing more peace of mind than ever.

 

Stop into Gossett Kia South this fall and experience the exciting new 2019 Kia Forte firsthand.

 

*Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and your vehicle’s condition.