Kia America Inc. of Irvine grew sales 34% in July from a year earlier to 70,099 vehicles, making it the automaker with the greatest sales volume for the month locally.
The Kia Forte compact saw the greatest activity with 12,423 sold, up more than 68% from July of last year.
Fountain Valley-based Hyundai Motor America Inc.’s July sales totaled 68,500 vehicles, which was up 19% from a year ago.
Mazda North American Operations of Irvine reported 32,739 vehicles sold, an increase of 35.9% from the year-ago period.
Genesis Motor America Inc. had July sales of 5,180 vehicles. That’s a 312% rise from the prior-year period and the first time the luxury automaker has surpassed 5,000 units sold in a month.
Electric automakers Rivian Automotive and Karma Automotive, both of Irvine, do not report monthly vehicle sales.