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Most Orange County Automakers Report Rise in October Sales

Hyundai, Kia and Mazda sales up; Genesis down

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.

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