Kia Canada Inc. Announces Best June and Best First Half Ever



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) today announces its
best June ever with sales of 3,772 vehicles, a 10.9% increase over the same
period last year. In addition, KCI reports its best ever first half
year-to-date with 18,661 units sold, up 11.6% over the same period last year.
    Sales leaders for the month of June were Magentis (up 53.7%), Rio (up
28.7%), and Sedona (up 25.3%). Sales were also up for Rondo and Spectra with
935 and 621 units respectively, both increases over the same period last year.
    "It has become increasingly important for households to make high quality
value-driven purchasing decisions in difficult economic conditions," says
Maria Soklis, Director, Corporate Planning and Communications. "Thanks to the
efforts of our national dealer network, growing brand awareness and high
quality efficient vehicles we have experienced a steady increase in sales
through the first half of the year."

    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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    Model              JUNE         YEAR TO DATE
                 ---------------------------------
                  2008     2007     2008     2007

    Rio            861      669    4,695    3,344
    Spectra        621      573    2,716    3,087
    Magentis       315      205      821      940
    Rondo          935      830    5,170    3,445
    Amanti          18       14       94       66
    Sportage       410      574    2,901    3,091
    Sorento        127      148      605      968
    Sedona         485      387    1,659    1,777

    Total        3,772    3,400   18,661   16,718
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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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