Kia reviews world automotive gross sales of 217,872 (down 18.9% year-over-year) in October. The lower is defined by primarily “the provision disruption brought on by the semiconductor provide scarcity across the globe.”
Nonetheless, the all-electric KIA EV6 gross sales are booming. We’ve crunched some numbers and it seems that some 5,101 had been delivered in October (up from 2,744 in September and 1,911 in August). That is 2.3% of the overall quantity.
The quantity consists of some 2,762 items in South Korea and a couple of,339 in Europe (the primary month of quantity deliveries).
The Kia EV6 is poised for additional progress because the wholesale gross sales (on the producer degree or plant gross sales) nearly reached 7,000 in October. It is actually not unhealthy, contemplating that the Hyundai Ioniq 5 – launched earlier – is at 8,750 (its personal report degree).
The 2 collectively are at near 16,000 per 30 days with out even reaching North America and the third E-GMP-based mannequin, the Genesis GV60, is simply across the nook.
The EV6 just isn’t the one electrical automotive within the Kia provide, however we do not have all of the numbers but. The Soul EV and Niro EV famous respectively 800 and 5,521 retail gross sales exterior South Korea in October (we do not have numbers for Kia’s dwelling market). That might add to a complete of 11,422 with the Kia EV6 (5.2% of the overall quantity) – doubtlessly extra.
Up to now this yr, the corporate has offered a minimum of 66,600 all-electric vehicles (all EV6 plus Soul EV/Niro EV exterior South Korea).
Hopefully, quickly we are going to see Kia EV6 at 10,000+ items per 30 days and the enlargement will embrace North America, the place market launch is anticipated in Q1 2022.