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Hyundai and Kia managed to post some incredible sales results in North America in 2010, but that hot streak appears to have continued into the first month of 2011. Hyundai revealed January U.S. sales rose nearly 22 percent, while Kia reported an incredible 23.4-percent sales gain.

All but four Kia models managed to post sales increases over the same period last year. Leading the offensive is the company’s new Sorento midsize SUV, with sales totaling 8116 units in January (up from 7398 units last year). The Soul, thanks in some part to strategic incentives, managed to edge out the Forte for the second place slot. Kia moved 5345 and 5330 Fortes in January, handily eclipsing the 2145 and 3732 vehicles sold last year, respectively.

Kia’s midsize Optima sedan accounted for nearly 3819 deliveries — 3338 of which were the all-new 2011 model. Even that figure alone eclipses the number of last-gen Optimas Kia sold in January of 2010 (3162 cars, to be exact). The Sportage may rank fifth on Kia’s list, but with 3024 units sold this past month, it posted the highest year-to-year sales increase (only 762 examples of the previous-generation Sportage rolled off dealers lots last year). Kia even managed to sell 1066 examples of its aging Sedona minivan, nearly 138 vehicles more than last January.

Unsurprisingly, the Kia models that didn’t post a sales gain are either aging, due to be replaced, or are discontinued altogether. Kia sold 963 Rio subcompacts this past January, less than half of the amount it sold last year. 101 buyers ponied up for the discontinued Borrego SUV (694 did the same during last January), and 24 did the same for the cancelled Rondo crossover. Remarkably, Kia managed to sell only a single Amanti in January, perhaps confirming that the refreshed model, which is due later this year, can’t reach the market soon enough.

Kia’s corporate parent also had a prosperous month. Overall sales were up 22 percent, and retail sales alone increased 58 percent when compared to January 2010.

Unsurprisingly, the midsize Sonata sedan continues to be the brand’s best-selling model. 13,261 examples found new homes this January, a solid increase over the 5306 sold last year. The revised Elantra also found success in January; sales totaled 9659 cars, a solid increase over the 7690 examples of the last-generation model sold in 2010.

Interestingly, Hyundai’s third and fourth best-selling cars actually saw their sales figures decrease slightly last month. A total of 4415 Santa Fe SUVs were sold, which pales to the 7204 sold in the same period in 2010. Hyundai sold 4424 Accent subcompacts in January, which suggests buyers might be holding out for a new model expected to launch within the next year. The only other model to post a decrease in sales was the Azera sedan (156 cars versus 269 in 2010), which will be replaced later this year.

Still, the remainder of the company’s lineup saw sales increases. Tucson sales rang in at 2863 vehicles (up nearly 600 from last January), while the Genesis coupe and sedan accounted for nearly 1783 vehicles, an increase of nearly 113 cars. Veracruz sales jumped 178 units to 579 vehicles, while the company also managed to sell 254 examples of its Equus flagship in January



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My g/f just got a new 2011 Kia Forte 5.
 

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My fiance is looking at Kia for her next car. Trying to decide how much we wanna spend. Forte, Optima or Sorento. We are even considering Tucson. So I guess you could say that the only thing we have decided on is that it will be manufactured by Hyundai/Kia.
 

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The salesperson who sold me my GC apparently isn't at the dealer anymore, so my mother-in-law was looking at the sonata, but dealer never got back to us. I ended up recommending the 2011 Optima EX.

It's pretty insane,
Panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, all on top of the regular Hyundai features + options.

I never thought I'd say that, but I am actually bit jealous of her optima. We are getting the delivery tomorrow.

I remember back in the 80/90's Japanese car dealers never mentioned prices in TV ads, while US car ads did.
I see that very few (or none) Hyundai commercials mention prices, while Japanese car ads are all about how much cheaper / better value than american cars...

My boss tells me that he thinks Koreans are doing to the Japanese what the Japanese did to the American car makers... Depending on how my TPMS valve stem is taken care of, I am probably never going to buy Japanese cars again...

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The salesperson who sold me my GC apparently isn't at the dealer anymore, so my mother-in-law was looking at the sonata, but dealer never got back to us. I ended up recommending the 2011 Optima EX.

It's pretty insane,
Panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, heated steering wheel, all on top of the regular Hyundai features + options.
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This is what sold my fiancé. She likes the look and the way it drives but between the turbo and heated steeering wheel = SOLD!
 

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If my g/f didn't need a new car asap (and be stubborn and want an 5 door), I wanted to check out the Optima myself!
 

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Hyundai has come to Indian market from long time as it was in the international market for many decades. Hyundai has manufactured some awesoem cars cars for the India terrain to boost the market and capture as other multinational companies have done. I too owned a hyundai santro 3 years back i got a good rate when i sold it.
 

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Hyundai has come to Indian market from long time as it was in the international market for many decades. Hyundai has manufactured some awesoem cars cars for the India terrain to boost the market and capture as other multinational companies have done. I too owned a hyundai santro 3 years back i got a good rate when i sold it.
Welcome to the forums Kate.

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