Passenger car volume sales up 13 per cent
Four vehicle lines exceed 1,000 sales in the month
Total sales through the first four months up 1 percent versus previous
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. recorded 7,371
total vehicles sold in the month of June, down 5 per cent versus June
2013. Total sales through the mid-point of the year continue to show an
increase, up 1.0 per cent versus the same time period in 2013.
Passenger car sales in the month of June increased 13 per cent led by
the award-winning Rio subcompact with 1,416 sales, up 7 per cent and
the award winning Optima mid-size sedan with 1,249 sales up 58 per
cent. Also in the month, two other vehicle lines exceeded 1,000 sales
including the all-new Forte sedan, 5-door and Koup variants and the
West Point Georgia built Sorento SUV.
"Despite a highly competitive month, Kia dealers across Canada rose to
the occasion contributing to strong passenger car sales and ultimately
ensuring our customer's needs and requirements were met" said Jack
Uczciwek, Director of Sales for Kia Canada Inc.
Earlier in June, Kia was ranked sixth among automakers in the 2014 J.D.
Power Initial Quality Study achieving its highest-ever IQS ranking
while outpacing the industry average. J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality
Study (IQS) has ranked the Kia Sportage and Kia Cadenza as leaders in
the U.S. Small SUV and Large Car segments, respectively. Furthermore,
Kia has moved up four positions over last year's IQS ranking and now
stands at number six (in a tie) in the U.S. automotive industry for
initial quality out of a field of 32 car brands. The 2014 Sportage
ranked first (in a tie) in the Small SUV segment for the second
consecutive year, and the Cadenza ranked highest in the prestigious
Large Car category, recognized by IQS for its first U.S. model year.
Also in June, The Kia Soul EV became the latest model from Kia to earn
important certification for its outstanding whole-life environmental
credentials. TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection
organization, has certified the new Kia Soul EV according to the ISO
14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) standard. LCA examines the
environmental impact of both the car and the overall manufacturing
process throughout its whole life, taking into account factors such as
choice of materials, tailpipe emissions and recycling. Kia's first TÜV
Nord certification was earned in 2008 with the first-generation cee'd,
and this year's certifications bring the total number of Kia models
with ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) certification to 11. The
product development process employed by Kia is aimed at minimizing the
environmental footprint of Kia's manufacturing operations, and all cars
developed by the brand since 2006 have been built with the LCA in
July 2014 Incentives:
Kia Canada is excited to continue 'Score The Best Price' campaign until
July 13th aligning with Kia's official automotive partnership of the 2014 FIFA
World Cup. In July, Kia Canada will continue to feature 0% financing up
to 84 months plus up to $4,000 cash bonus on select models. In addition
other great cash savings and financing offers available across Kia's
entire line of vehicles. Some conditions apply, please see dealer for
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) which was founded in 1999 and sells and
services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte,
Optima and Sorento through a network of 185 dealers nationwide. Kia
Canada Inc. employs 161 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters
and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new
state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia's brand slogan "The Power to
Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the
world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond
SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.
For further information:
National Corporate Communications:
Corporate Partnerships Manager
Kia Canada Inc.
Product Communications Manager
Kia Canada Inc.