Outstanding May Sales Results - A KOUP for Kia



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 2 /CNW/ - As automotive sales continue to decline,
Kia Canada announced that it surpassed its previous record sales for the month
of May, selling 5,032 Kia vehicles - an increase of 25.5 per cent over last
year's figures. This is the second straight record sales month for Kia, with
May sales eclipsing April's record as the best sales month in the company's
ten year history. May also marks the first time Kia Canada has reached the
5,000 level in vehicle sales. On a year to date basis, Kia Canada's sales are
13.6 per cent higher compared to 2008 sales through May.
    "Exceeding our previous ten year sales record indicates to us that the
exceptional new styling and value of our products has resonated with the
Canadian consumer," said Shelley Tavener, Public Relations Manager at Kia
Canada. "We hope to build on this strong momentum with the much anticipated
launch of the new Forte KOUP in July."

    
    In Other Highlights:

    -   The Rio has enjoyed an all-time record month, with sales of 1,456
        units.

    -   The Soul continues to demonstrate strong sales growth, with May sales
        of 913 units.

    -   The Quebec Region achieved another milestone this month, with sales
        of 2,069 units up 67 per cent versus May 2008.
    

    "We greatly appreciate our valued customers," said Jack Uczciwek,
National Sales Manager at Kia Canada. "We are extremely pleased that our
existing and new product and supporting programs like the KIA Integrity
Advantage are meeting their needs and expectations in these uncertain times."
    More information on the new Soul, Forte and the KIA Integrity Advantage
Program can be obtained at (http://www.kia.ca).

    Kia Canada Inc. (http://www.kia.ca) - is a subsidiary of Kia Motors
Corporation (KMC) in Korea. Founded in Canada in 1999, Kia Canada Inc. sells
and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul and Forte
through a network of 155 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 134
people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices
across Canada.





For further information:

For further information: Kia Canada Inc. Media Contact: Shelley Tavener,
Public Relations Manager, Tel: (905) 755-6351, E-mail: stavener@kia.ca


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