All-time record month for Georgia-built Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle
Arrival of new 2014 vehicles off to a torrid pace
Award-winning Kia Rio subcompact sales volume up 25 per cent through
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported 7,775 new
vehicle sales in the month of June 2013, in comparison to 7,782 in June
The month of June witnessed exceptional performance across four volume
vehicle lines for Kia including an all-time record led by the
significantly refreshed 2014 Sorento with 1,895 sales. The new 2014
Georgia-built Sorento surpassed the mark previously established in
September 2011, increasing 58 per cent when compared to June 2012.
Sales from the all-new 2014 Forte sedan launched earlier in 2013
resulted in 1,215 total sales, representing a 10 per cent increase
versus one year previous. In its second full month of sales, the
all-new red dot design award-winning Rondo Urban Utility Vehicle (UUV)
contributed to 945 sales in the month, providing an increase of 117 per
cent versus June 2012. The Rio subcompact, Motoring TV's 2013 'Best
Small Car', consisting of the 5-Door hatchback and sedan variants,
continues to perform well with 1,324 vehicle sales, representing 10 per
cent growth when compared to a year previous. Additionally, the Rio
line-up continues to lead volume growth year to date for Kia with 8,458
vehicles sold across Canada resulting in a 25 per cent increase over
the first half of 2012.
"Vehicle sales performance across Canada for the new 2014 models has now
resulted in significant volume for Kia Canada in the month of June,"
said Jack Uczciwek, Director of Sales, Kia Canada Inc. "It is clear
that the four launches earlier this year are starting to bear fruit
from a volume perspective and we look forward to five more key launches
in the second half of 2013 that will further propel sales."
In the month of June, Kia Motors was named 37th in Interbrand's list of
the 50 Best Global Green Brands 2013, a debut for the Korean car
manufacturer in the annual ranking of sustainability and environmental
performance of the world's 100 most valuable brands. Interbrand
assesses businesses based on market perception and the actual
environmental performance of the company and its products and services.
This latest recognition by Interbrand follows hot on the heels of Kia's
recent introduction to the 100 Best Global Brands 2012 rankings, in
which Kia placed 87th.
July 2013 Incentives:
Kia Canada is pleased to continue the "2014 Early Arrivals Sales Event"
for the month of July. To support this event, Kia will continue to
offer very attractive incentives programs including 0% financing on all
2013 and 2014 Models. Customers purchasing 2013MY Rio / Rio 5-Door
will be eligible for a "3 Payments on Us" incentive. Cash buyers can
enjoy savings of up to $2,500 on select 2014MY Sorento models and
customers purchasing 2013MY Optima can enjoy a free upgrade to EX Turbo
valued up to $1,800. Some conditions apply, please see dealer for
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of
Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and
services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte,
Optima and Sorento through a network of 181 dealers nationwide. Kia
Canada Inc. employs 159 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters
and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new
state-of-the-art facility to open in Montreal shortly. Kia's brand
slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global
commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring
experiences that go beyond expectations.
SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.
For further information:
National PR and Corporate Partnerships Manager
Kia Canada Inc.
Public Relations and Events Coordinator
Kia Canada Inc.