Kia (KIMTF.PK) December U.S. sales: -9.7% to 39,178 vehicles to cap off the automaker's best...

|About: Kia Motors Corp. (KIMTF)|By:, SA News Editor
Kia (KIMTF.PK) December U.S. sales: -9.7% to 39,178 vehicles to cap off the automaker's best year in the U.S. ever. A recent flap over fuel rating claims for the South Korean automaker's vehicles may have hurt demand in the most recent month. Model breakdown: Optima +12.2% Y/Y to 12,008; Sorento +2.9% to 10,967; Soul -25.4% to 7,177. (PR)