Kia Canada Inc. reports another record sales month with 6,928 units sold, achieving 29 months of consecutive growth!

  • Best month on record with 6,928 total sales yielding a 20.9% increase versus May 2010
  • Second record month of sales totaling over 6,000 units
  • Record-breaking sales trend includes 26% year-to-date increase
  • Record May for every region across Canada
  • Best sales month ever for Forte, Soul and 2011 Sportage 

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. recorded its best ever month in May with 6,928 new vehicles sold, translating into a solid 20.9% growth compared to May 2010. Kia Canada continues to lead the market in 2011 with the largest percentage increase of 26% year-to-date, with 26,018 units sold, when measuring top ten volume manufacturers in Canada including outpacing industry results. All four Kia regions continue to experience strong success with five straight months of sales increases. These tremendous sales results have also contributed to an industry-leading sales streak of 29 consecutive months of growth.

"This resounding success is propelled by our refreshed portfolio which offers our customers a safe, stylish, environmentally friendly line-up meeting their product needs and exceeding their purchase experience all at an affordable price," said Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kia Canada Inc. "These attributes position Kia for continued success in the Canadian market."

The Kia Forte line-up including the sedan, 5-Door and Koup was the volume leader and broke a new record in May with 1,751 vehicles reported, effectively yielding a 36.9% increase from last year. The Kia Soul, our Urban Utility Vehicle, yielded its best month ever with 1,444 units or a 47.8% increase versus previous year. The Georgia-built 2011 Kia Sorento Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) continues to provide significant volume with 1,150 vehicles reported nationally, representing a 20.2% increase compared to May 2010. Additionally, the new Sportage has established a new high with 767 units sold, netting an impressive 104.5% growth.

"More and more Canadians are adopting Kia's undeniable value proposition wrapped in a fun yet sensible and practical package," said Robert Staffieri, Director of Marketing Kia Canada Inc. "Look for even more compelling products with upcoming new and exciting model introductions including the all-new 2012 Kia Rio subcompact and 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid," he added.

June Incentives

Kia Canada continues to offer attractive incentive programs in June, with the introduction of our "Record-breaking clear-out event" and "Don't Pay Until Fall" 120 day deferral program on select models. Additionally, owner and loyalty incentives of up to $1000 are available on Rondo and Sedona. These options make already-attainable Kia models even more affordable. Cash buyers will rejoice with seven vehicles from Kia Canada's line-up priced under $20,000

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca) -- a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte and Sorento through a network of 172 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 141 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia Motors Corporation continues to showcase the company's global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.

SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.

For further information:

Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts:
Patrick Saint-Pierre
Public Relations Manager
(O): 905.755.6358
(C): 647.462.8986
e-mail: psaintpierre@kia.ca

Cathy Laroche
PR and Marketing Coordinator
(C): 819.350.3463
e-mail: claroche@kia.ca


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