Kia stories that its world car gross sales in April elevated by 8.3 % year-over-year to 259,524 items. In the course of the first 4 months of 2023, the corporate offered 1,027,775 automobiles (up 11 % year-over-year).
The South Korean producer can be rising gross sales of its E-GMP-based all-electric vehicles, attaining one other first rate consequence.
In April, the all-electric Kia EV6 famous 9,421 wholesale gross sales (carefully associated to manufacturing), which is 30 % greater than a yr in the past.
Kia stories wholesale gross sales (on the producer stage or plant gross sales), unaudited, and on a preliminary foundation.
The full quantity consists of 2,694 gross sales in South Korea and 6,727 export gross sales. To this point this yr, export is steady at round 7,000 items per thirty days.
An attention-grabbing factor for us is that one other 19 items of the Kia EV9 appeared within the stats (after the primary seven in March), which signifies that the preparations proceed. Often, there’s a few months of low quantity manufacturing, earlier than it will increase to 4 digits a month. This mannequin might be produced additionally in the USA, beginning in 2024.
To this point this yr, Kia EV6 wholesale gross sales exceeded 36,200 (up 29 % year-over-year).
In its month-to-month gross sales knowledge report, Kia lists additionally 4,551 retail gross sales of the Kia EV6 exterior of South Korea, together with 1,241 within the US.
The opposite electrical automobile fashions – Kia Niro EV and Kia Soul EV – famous one other year-over-year lower in retail gross sales exterior of South Korea: respectively 4,241 (down 0.7 %) and 173 (down 70 %). We do not have numbers for Kia’s residence market.
Kia BEV gross sales final month:
- EV6: 4,551 retail gross sales exterior South Korea
(9,421 wholesale – 2,694 in South Korea and 6,727 exported)
- Niro EV: 4,241 retail gross sales exterior South Korea
- Soul EV: 173 retail gross sales exterior South Korea
- Whole*: no less than 11,659 (down 13% year-over-year) or 4.5% of the overall quantity
*South Korea (EV6) + abroad retail gross sales knowledge (EV6, Niro EV, Soul EV)
Sadly, Kia doesn’t report PHEV numbers.
For reference, in 2022, the corporate offered greater than 130,000 all-electric vehicles.
2030 Aim: 1.6 Million BEVs Yearly
In April, Kia held the CEO Investor Day occasion in Seoul and offered its mid-to-long-term enterprise technique with a give attention to electrification.
The corporate’s up to date 2030 annual gross sales goal is 4.3 million items, of which 1.6 million items might be all-electric automobiles (over 133,000 a month). If achieved, it could imply that all-electric vehicles will symbolize 37 % of the overall world quantity (plus a further share for plug-in hybrids and traditional hybrids).
As we are able to see, inside seven years we must always see a rise in Kia BEV gross sales by greater than an order of magnitude, in comparison with 2022.