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January Auto Sales: Kia

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) -- Kia Motors America said on Friday that January sales rose 2.2 on gains for its Optima sedan and Sorento crossover.

BY THE NUMBERS: The South Korean automaker sold 36,302 vehicles last month, up from 35,517 a year earlier.

TOP SELLER: The Optima was its top seller, rising 27.7 percent to 11,252 units, up from 8,814 a year earlier.

HOT MODELS: Sorento sales rose 9 percent to 8,005, from 7,322 a year ago.