Record-breaking third quarter yields 22,395 units, a 20.6 per cent
increase versus 2011
Record September sales with 7,030 units, accounting for a 10.1 per cent
Optima Hybrid achieves best sales month ever in September
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported its best
September ever with 7,030 new vehicles sold, representing a 10.1 per
cent growth when compared to September 2011. Likewise, calendar year to
date sales performance continues to rise strongly with 61,693 vehicles
sold, equaling a 19.4 per cent year-over-year increase. Kia's September
sales success has driven the company to attaining an industry-leading
45 months of continued sales growth.
September sales were stimulated by three key vehicle lines in Kia
Canada's diverse product portfolio. Top volume sales were led by the
Forte family, encompassing the sedan, Koup and 5-Door, contributing to
1,449 sales, yielding a 24.8 per cent increase year-over-year. The
second vehicle line outperforming in September was the Georgia-built
Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) with 1,373 units reported.
Additionally, the award-winning Rio, including the sedan and 5-door
variants, contributed to Kia's overall monthly total with 1,338
vehicles sold. The feature-loaded, award-winning Optima Hybrid achieved
its best month ever by attaining over 200 units sold for the first
"Kia Canada's dynamic vehicle lineup is attracting consumers purchasing
vehicles from all segments," said Jack Uczciwek, Director of Sales, Kia
Canada Inc. "With the Optima Hybrid achieving a record month of sales,
and the Sorento SUV, Forte Family and Rio subcompact continuing to be
key players in our sales success, Kia is consistently demonstrating to
Canadians how we can fulfill their vehicle needs."
In the month of September, Kia Canada competed for a third consecutive
year in the 2012 Targa Newfoundland with two vehicles - a Kia Forte
Koup SX and Optima EX Turbo. The week-long rally challenged
competitors through over 2,000 grueling kilometres of Newfoundland.
Kia's vehicles supported notable corporate partnerships, as the Forte
Koup sported a MADD Canada outfit and the Optima Turbo hosted a unique
Live Nation appearance. Both vehicles, in their stock form, held up to
the challenge and conditions with ease. The Forte Koup, driven by
Jacques Deshaies and Marc Bouchard of Autonet.ca, finished the competition with a respectable fourth place finish in the
Modern division, while the Optima Turbo, driven by Jim Kenzie and Brian
Bourbonniere, finished in an equally commendable sixth place in the
same division with 14 competitors.
Kia also revealed the all-new 2014 Rondo Urban Utility Vehicle at the
Paris Motor Show last week. The all-new Rondo will be launched next
year, as a Canadian-specific model in North America, offering the
flexibility of up to seven passengers and versatility to meet the needs
of growing families.
Kia Canada is pleased to announce "The Surprise Love Event" for the
month of October. To support this event, all key offers including 0%
financing and "Don't Pay for 90 days" on select 2012 and 2013 Models
will continue. Plus during October, Kia Canada will offer "3 Payments
On Us" on select models and trims. Cash buyers can continue to enjoy
up to $3,000 cash savings on select 2013MY Sorento or $4,500 cash
savings on select 12MY Forte. Please see dealer for complete details.
About Kia Canada Inc:
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 176 dealers
nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 163 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 and
inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.
SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.
For further information:
Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts:
Public Relations Manager
Public Relations and Events Coordinator