Best month on record with 8,460 total sales, yielding a 22.1 per cent
increase versus May 2011
Record-breaking sales trend includes a 21.1 per cent year-to-date
Best sales month ever for the all-new, award-winning Rio sub-compact and
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) recorded its
second straight best month ever in May with 8,460 new vehicles sold,
translating into a 22.1 per cent increase when compared to May 2011.
Kia Canada continues with aggressive sales growth in 2012 with an
increase of 21.1 per cent year-to-date, with 31,516 units sold. All
four Kia regions across Canada continue to perform well, contributing
to the industry-leading sales streak of 41 consecutive months of
The Kia Forte family, including the sedan, Koup and 5-Door, was Kia`s
volume seller in May, achieving its best month ever with 1,839 units.
The all-new sub-compact Rio, including the sedan and 5-Door, achieved
its best month ever for the second consecutive month with 1,696 units
reported, supporting a 106.8 per cent increase year-over-year. The
award-winning Optima mid-size sedan, including the Optima Hybrid also
contributed to strong volume sales with 1,459 units. The Georgia-built
Kia Sorento utility vehicle also substantiated volume sales with 1,049
"Canadian consumers continue to express an overwhelming response to
Kia's award-winning, world-class vehicle line-up propelling our record
sales," said Jack Uczciwek, Director of Sales for Kia Canada Inc. "More
consumers than ever are visiting Kia dealerships and noting the value
in our complete product line which offers remarkable safety, quality,
style, technology and fuel economy."
In the month of May, Kia Canada announced their partnership with Live
Nation Entertainment, which also includes premium concert venues - the
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre in Toronto and the Commodore Ballroom in
Vancouver. The newly formed collaboration will put Kia in the spotlight
as the exclusive automotive partner for all Live Nation Canada music
events taking place at both concert venues.
Kia Canada also acquired the official naming rights to Toronto FC's
(TFC) all-new Training Ground as well as the TFC Academy, to be known
as Kia Training Ground and Kia Toronto FC Academy, respectively, moving
forward. The state-of-the-art facility and soccer program will develop
the next generation of elite Canadian soccer players through coaching,
training, technology, equipment and support. This partnership will
continue Kia`s strong global commitment to soccer and KCI's dedication
to become synonymous with the growth and development of soccer
Kia Canada is pleased to announce the "2012 Grand Finale Clearout" Sales
Event for the month of June. To support this event, Kia Canada is
introducing "Don't Pay until Fall" on select 2012 and 2013 Models, plus
"2 Payments on Us" equaling to $1,100 on all Sorento 2012 and 2013
Models during June 1st to June 10th, also Kia will continue to offer very attractive incentives programs
including 0% financing on select 2012 models. Cash buyers can enjoy up
to $4,500 cash savings on select 12MY Forte. In addition, Kia Canada
will continue the Optima, Car of the Year Test Drive Challenge. The
Test Drive challenge is for anyone shopping for a new mid-size sedan.
If after the Optima test drive, a customer should decide to instead
purchase a qualifying competitive manufacturer's vehicle within program
period of the test drive, Kia Canada will give them a $100 Gas Card.
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) in Korea was founded in 1999
and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the
Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 173 dealers
nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 158 people in its Mississauga,
Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia's
brand slogan -- "The Power to Surprise" -- represents the company's
global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through
continuous automotive innovation.
SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.
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