Kia Canada Inc. continues to roll with 19 months of consecutive sales
increase while establishing 'best-ever' July on record.

  • Best July on record in eleven years
  • Sales growth streak continues at 19 months
  • July 2010 sales increase 10.6 per cent
  • Forte, Rondo, Sorento, Soul continue to lead volume sales charge
  • 'Kia Summer Sale' extended to the end of August due to July sales success

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. achieved the best-ever July sales month in its eleven year history and continues its achievement of 19 months of year-over-year sales increases. Total sales for the month reached 5652 units, up 10.6 per cent versus July 2009. Through the first seven months in 2010, Kia Canada has sold 32,158 units which represent a significant increase of 18.1 per cent, versus the first seven months of 2009.

"Kia Canada continues to outpace the industry through 2010, by providing Canadians world class, design-led quality vehicles for the young-at-heart," said Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kia Canada Inc. "Fuel efficient, compact vehicles that exude value are top of mind for Canadians and now the redesigned 2011 Sportage is available at retailers across the country. Our company is clearly on the move."

July Highlights

Kia Canada Inc. experienced the best July on record in its eleven year history in Canada:

  • The Kia Soul, urban crossover vehicle recorded its best sales month on record and was the volume leader for July 2010 with 1294 sales in Canada representing a 38.2 per cent increase versus July 2009. "Our design-led renaissance lead-block is the Kia Soul. After seventeen months in dealership showrooms, demand for this expressive, multipurpose and fuel-efficient vehicle has never been stronger" said Maria Soklis.
  • The Kia Forte model lineup, Kia Canada's best-selling vehicles year-to-date recorded 1221 total sales in July 2010. The compact sedan and 'Koup' models continue to build sales momentum in Canada with an 85.3 per cent increase versus July 2009.
  • The all-new 2011 Kia Sorento CUV produced at the state-of-the-art, West Point Georgia manufacturing facility recorded its best-ever sales month with 994 vehicles delivered across Canada.
  • The Kia Rondo crossover utility vehicle recorded its best month in 2010 with 947 vehicle sales reported in Canada.

July Incentives

Building on the success of the July 2010 campaign, Kia Canada Inc. will continue the retail incentive program - the 'Kia Summer Sale' event until the end of August targeting 2010 model year vehicles. The core of this clear-out program includes zero per cent financing on all 2010 models, no payments until the fall plus cash savings up to $7000. Cash buyers can also select up to eight vehicles from Kia Canada's line-up for under $20,000.

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca) - 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 and Sorento through a network of 168 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 135 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia Motors Corporation'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.

For further information: For further information:

Kia Canada Inc. Media Contact:
Jack Sulymka
Public Relations Manager
(O): 905.755.6266
(C): 905.301.6207
e-mail: jsulymka@kia.ca


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