Orange County’s automakers, with the exception of Genesis Motor America Inc., reported rises in October sales from last year’s levels.
Sales for Mazda North American Operations of Irvine jumped 30% to 25,319 vehicles. The company’s highest-selling vehicle was the CX-5 SUV, whose sales were down 7% to 9,441. Mazda also reported that its CX-30 SUV and CX-9 SUV saw best-ever October sales at 6,666 and 3,391, respectively.
Hyundai Motor America of Fountain Valley reported a best-ever October retail month. Sales rose 7% to 60,604 vehicles. The company’s highest-selling vehicle was its Tucson SUV, which was up 12% to 15,066.
“Demand is still there and our lineup of EV vehicles contributed to record sales this month,” Hyundai CEO Randy Parker said in a statement.
Kia America Inc. also reported a record October. Sales for the Irvine automaker were up 4% at 58,276 vehicles. The Sportage SUV, the company’s highest-selling vehicle, jumped 118% to 11,877 in October sales.
Genesis, the Fountain Valley-based luxury vehicle division of Hyundai, declined 18% to 4,353 vehicles. Sales were led by the GV70 SUV, which fell 17% to 1,544.