Kia Canada Inc. Announces Best July Ever



    -Seventh straight month of growth

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 1 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) announces its best
July ever with sales of 3,942 vehicles, a 15% increase over the same period
last year. In addition, KCI reports its seventh straight month of growth,
bringing its year-to-date vehicles sold to 22,603, up 12% over the same period
last year.
    Leading the sales growth for the month were Sedona (up 120%), Rio (up
40%), Rondo (up 35%) and Magentis (up 26%). Also, July marked the launch and
arrival of the all new 2009 Borrego.
    "With the high cost of fuel, Canadians are now more then ever turning to
vehicles that provide high fuel efficiency and value" says Maria Soklis,
Director of Corporate Planning and Communications. "We believe that our sales
success in the last several months can be attributed to Kia's portfolio of
vehicles meeting the needs and expectations of consumers."

    Kia Canada Inc. (http://www.kia.ca) - is a subsidiary of Kia Motors
Corporation (KMC) in Korea. Founded in Canada in 1998, Kia Canada Inc. sells
and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Rondo and Spectra
through a network of 145 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs
approximately 120 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and three
regional offices across Canada.

    
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                    JULY        YEAR TO DATE
              --------------------------------
                2008    2007    2008    2007

    Rio         1042     743   5,737   4,087
    Spectra      320     560   3,036   3,647
    Magentis     243     193   1,064   1,133
    Rondo      1,066     787   6,236   4,232
    Amanti        10       8     104      74
    Sportage     439     721   3,340   3,812
    Sorento      106      81     711   1,049
    Sedona       712     324   2,371   2,101
    Borrego        4       0       4     N/A

                3942    3417  22,603  20,135
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For further information:

For further information: Sixto Fernandez, E-mail: sfernandez@kia.ca,
phone: (905) 755-6351


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