Kia Canada reports 4,386 vehicles sold in February
Forte, Soul and Rondo models up significantly versus previous year
Year-to-date sales up 5.6 per cent in the first two months of 2014
MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported its
second consecutive month of sales increase in 2014 with 4,386 new
vehicles sold, up 5.4 per cent in comparison to February 2013.
In February, three all-new and award winning vehicle lines contributed
to increases for the month including the all-new Forte sedan, 5-door
and Koup variants, up 42.1 percent the all-new 2014 Soul Urban
Hatchback, up 69.2 per cent and the all-new 2014 Rondo Urban Utility
Vehicle, up 161.5 per cent. After following a record January, total
sales for the first two months have increased 5.6 per cent with 8269
"February marks the second strong month for Kia and a great start to
2014. We can attribute this to not only the success of our recently
launched vehicles, the Soul and Forte Family, but a good balance of
sales volume across our entire product line." said Robert Staffieri,
Director of Marketing for Kia Canada Inc.; "Additionally we are also
excited about the recent launch of our second luxury sedan, the all-new
K900, which was revealed to the public at the Canadian International
Auto show in February."
The month of February also included exciting news from the Automotive
Lease Guide (ALG). The 2014 Kia Soul Urban Hatchback was confirmed as
the recipient of the 2014 Canadian Residual Value Award winning the
Subcompact Utility Vehicle category, a first for Kia Canada. "The
redesigned Kia Soul offers the economy of a small hatchback with
increased utility and premium feel for the price," said Geoff Helby,
Canada Regional Director for ALG. "Kia is a brand on the rise, and the
Soul combines personality and value to deliver a product poised to
retain its value over time."
Also earlier in February, Kia Motors America hosted the global unveiling
of the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Scheduled to go on sale
in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia's first
all-electric, zero-emissions car sold in North America and expands the
brand's line of environmentally conscious vehicles. The Soul EV joined
the refreshed 2014 Optima Hybrid on stage along with the Niro hybrid
concept, illustrating Kia's intent to lead the industry in providing
technologically advanced vehicles that also reduce our dependency on
non-renewable resources. Kia's eco-friendly commitment was further
underscored when Underwriters Laboratory (UL) honored the Soul EV with
the organization's first automotive environmental validation for its
integration of more than 20 bio-friendly materials.
March 2014 Incentives:
For the month of March, Kia Canada is introducing the "Dare to Compare"
sales event which will feature the industry first "Throwback Pricing".
This unique offer enables customers to enjoy reduced monthly payments
for the first 15 months of their finance contract. Customers can save up to $100 on their
monthly payments on select new 2013 and 2014 models. Kia will also
continue to offer very attractive incentive programs including 0%
financing up to 84 months on select models. Cash buyers purchasing a
2013 Optima Hybrid will be eligible for both a $5,600 credit plus a
$1,000 Eco Credit. Customers can also enjoy cash purchase savings of up
to $5,000 and $4,000 on select 2014 Rondo and 2014 Sorento models
respectively. In March Kia also introduces the SUV AWD Bonus providing
additional $750 bonus on 2013/2014 Sportage and Sorento AWD models.
Some conditions apply, please see dealer for complete details.
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 184 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:
Public Relations Manager
Kia Canada Inc.