Kia Canada Inc. sales up 16.7 per cent in December while contributing to 71,670 vehicles sold in 2016

  • Award-winning Sorento and Sportage Utility Vehicles record best annual sales in Kia Canada history
  • Optima sedan records best December sales month ever
  • 71,670 total sales in 2016 results in one of the best sales year in company history

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported 4,202 vehicles sold in December, representing a 16.7 per cent increase over the same period in December 2015.  Annual sales were up 5.5 per cent with 71,670 vehicles sold, representing one of the best sales years in the company's history.

The month of December marked Kia Canada's best year-to-date sales results for Sportage and Sorento carlines. Sorento achieved 15,466 total sales in 2016, up 7.6 per cent year versus 2015. With a 75.3 per cent increase over the same period last year, Sportage achieved 11,410 sales in 2016. The Sportage also achieved the best December sales on record totaling 768 units sold, representing an 85.5 per cent increase versus December 2015.  

The month of December also witnessed strong sales for the Optima carline, which includes the Hybrid variant, up 38 per cent with sales totaling 628 units.  The Sedona Multi-Purpose Vehicle also experienced strong December results with 274 units sold, achieving an 83.9 per cent increase versus December sales in 2015.  This mirrors Sedona's yearly performance as sales were up 84.5 per cent over 2015.     

"2016 was a great year for Kia Canada with strong sales and industry accolade performances, most notably being ranked number one in the auto industry for Initial Quality (IQS) by J.D. Power." said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kia Canada Inc. "The strength in our product lineup will continue to further evolve into 2017 with all-new exciting models including Kia's first dedicated hybrid vehicle, the Niro, as well as other exhilarating models that will certainly support our Power to Surprise."

January 2017 Incentives:

To kick-off 2017, Kia Canada is pleased to introduce the "Made for Conquering Winter" sales event featuring our award winning Sportage and Sorento. This is the best time of the year to purchase our SUVs and Kia is offering a $1,000 All-Wheel Drive Bonus. Enjoy huge discounts on remaining 2016 models and low attractive financing and lease rates on 2017 models. Furthermore, customers can finance and don't pay until Spring.  

About Kia Canada

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.cawww.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 188 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 149 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 expectations.

SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.

For further information: Mark James, Corporate Communications Manager, Kia Canada Inc., T: 905-755-6251, C: 416-660-3568, E: mjames@kia.ca; Maxime Surette, Product Communications Manager, Kia Canada Inc., T: 905-755-6272, C: 416-316-3313, E: msurette@kia.ca; John Adzija, National Manager, Corporate Communications & Corporate Partnerships, Kia Canada Inc., T: 905-755-6266, C: 905-301-6207, E: jadzija@kia.ca

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