In its push for record sales in the U.S., Kia has been adding models at a brisk pace in recent years. They include the popular Seltos and Telluride crossovers, as well as the Stinger sports sedan that shares its rear-wheel-drive platform with luxury brand Genesis.
Kia has been busting at the seams with new offerings and is now cutting back. Kia cut the Cadenza and K900 sedans this year, and the Stinger is likely to be next. The subcompact Rio sedan could also be cut at the end of its current life cycle.
At the same time, Kia will be adding a full electric vehicle lineup, starting with the EV6 crossover in the U.S. next year. Globally, Kia plans at least seven EV-only models across several segments by 2027. It also is planning to build some of them in the U.S. along with corporate sibling Hyundai.
With Hyundai planning three EV models in the U.S. by 2024, Kia is likely to mirror that production. All 2022 Kia models get the brand's new script-like badging.