Kia Motors America boasts reaching a record number of certified pre-owned sales last month.
The brand announced Monday that it achieved its best-ever monthly sales number in March — a total of 7,698 CPO vehicles.
"Kia's certified pre-owned program proves to be popular with consumers looking for world-class vehicles," Kia Motors America vice president of sales operations Bill Peffer said in a news release. "The recent expansion of the Quality Assurance inspection, incorporating an additional 14 points of review, provides consumers added confidence when buying pre-owned and strengthens the value Kia vehicles provide."
Additionally, Kia said demand for CPO versions of the Forte model helped boost CPO program sales in March.
"Kia's popular Forte sedan helped drive the brand's sales with a 20.2-percent increase," the automaker explained.
Compared to the same period last year, Kia saw an increase of 2.5-percent in overall CPO sales last month.
"Kia's CPO program will benefit from the supply of off-lease vehicles that span the entire vehicle line-up," Edmunds senior manager of industry analysis Ivan Drury explained in the news release. "This is advantageous as consumers shopping CPO Kia inventory should be able to find anything from a compact car to a midsize SUV with relative ease."