Kia Canada Inc. Announces September Sales



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) announces September
sales of 3,772 vehicles, a 13% increase over the same period last year. In
addition, KCI continue its record sales pace for the year, bringing its
year-to-date vehicles sold to 30,250, up 11% through the same period last
year.
    Leading the sales growth for the month were Magentis (up 59%), Rondo (up
55%), Sorento (up 43%) and Sedona (up 19%).
    "Our vehicles continue to attract customers seeking the quality,
efficiency and value our product line up offers," says Doug Pearn, Assistant
Director of Advertising & Communications for Kia Canada Inc. "Kia's brand
image continues to rise as more consumers look to our vehicles and find all
the qualities they seek in a new vehicle purchase."

    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 it's Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and three
regional offices across Canada.

    
               --------------------------------
                 September       YEAR TO DATE
               --------------------------------
                2008    2007     2008     2007

    Rio          905     960    7,686    5,894
    Spectra      657     619    4,011    5,028
    Magentis     368     232    1,618    1,568
    Rondo        932     602    8,255    5,563
    Amanti         7      10      124      102
    Sportage     463     585    4,303    5,192
    Sorento      166     116    1,044    1,245
    Sedona       246     206    3,146    2,666
    Borrego       28     N/A       63      N/A

               3,772   3,330   30,250   27,258
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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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