Kia sold 13,726 vehicles in October, a 28 percent increase from October 1999, while year-to-date sales of 133,453 units are 17 percent ahead of last year's sales. The Sportage sport-utility vehicle accounted for 4,249 units in October, a 16 percent increase from last year. The Rio, Kia's newest model, which debuted in August, totaled 3,536 sales -- a 21-percent increase from September.