The Kia Cadenza Is 5.2 Inches Longer Than The Kia Optima
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Sales of most mainstream brand large cars slid in the United States in April 2013, and many nameplates slid rather sharply.
The Chevrolet Impala, in the midst of a replacement phase, was down 27%. The Chrysler 300, Hyundai Genesis (sales of which include the Coupe, frustratingly), and Nissan Maxima all posted declines worse than 22%.
The Hyundai Azera, the segment’s lowest-volume car, posted a 48% increase. Doing so meant generating only 456 extra sales, however. When Toyota Avalon sales jumped 119%, that equalled 3440 units. Get the drift? The Hyundai Azera was a low-volume car, and even a 48% increase doesn’t make the Azera a high-volume car. Had Avalon sales jumped 48%, it would have meant an extra 1383 sales.
The biggest year-over-year increase belonged to the Avalon; the worst year-over-year decline belonged to the Chrysler 300. And Kia began selling the Cadenza, 61 of them, in fact. Expect more than that in the near future, but if it outsells the Chrysler 300, act surprised.
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