Kia Canada Inc. achieves an industry-leading 47 months of continued sales growth in November

  • Best November on record with 5,719 units sold, a 17.8 per cent increase year-over-year
  • Kia's record-breaking 2012 continues with 73,840 units sold, up 19.7 per cent year-to-date

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. achieved its best November ever with a total of 5,719 new vehicle sales - a 17.8 per cent increase when compared to the same period a year prior.  Additionally, the industry-leading sales growth record also continues to an impressive 47 consecutive months. Kia's sales streak is highlighted by the record year the brand is experiencing with a year-to-date total of 73,840 vehicles sold, reflecting a 19.7 per cent increase.

Three vehicle lines highlighted Kia's November sales: the award-winning Rio sub-compact, including the sedan and 5-Door models, the Rondo, Canada's Urban Utility Vehicle, and the Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV). The Rio sub-compact collected a total of 1,150 sales, yielding a 79.7 per cent increase year-over-year. The Rondo finished in Kia's top three vehicle lines for the second consecutive month with a total of 942 units sold, equaling a notable 198.1 per cent growth when compared to November 2011. The Sorento continued to be one of the top-sellers, achieving 924 vehicle sales in the month of November.

"Kia's sales success for the month of November was a result of Canadians interest in our complete product portfolio, which offers world-class designed vehicles combined with an impressive array of technology and safety features infused with value," said Jack Uczciwek, Director of Sales, Kia Canada Inc. "Our entire model range has positioned the company to achieve 47 consecutive months of sales growth and surpass 5,000 vehicles sales in November for the first time in Kia Canada's history."

In the month of November, Kia Canada awarded four charities across Canada with their second annual Drive Change Day awards of $10,000 each. The four charities - Parrsboro Youth Society, Seize your Future, Camp BUCKO and Wigs for Kids B.C. - all offer a unique outreach to their respective communities and Kia is confident that the funds will further assist the organizations' capabilities to reach more individuals in need.

Kia also held the North American reveal of the 2014 Sorento SUV, built at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Point Georgia, as well as the global launch of the all-new 2014 Forte compact sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

December 2012 Incentives:

For the third year, WINterfest continues in December: everybody wins $1,000 up to $25,000 towards the purchase or lease of any new Kia vehicle over and above existing incentives. In addition, Kia Canada has very attractive incentive programs in December, including 0% financing on all 2013 models. Plus "Don't Pay Until Spring" on 2012/2013MY Sorento, which means 120 Days Loan Payment Deferral. Cash buyers can enjoy savings of up to $3,500 on select 2013 Sorento or $3,400 on select Optima non-hybrid models.

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 180 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 160 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new state-of-the-art facility to open in Montreal shortly. 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:

Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts: 
Cathy Laroche
Public Relations Manager
(C): 514.554.0843
e-mail: claroche@kia.ca 

Daniel Ponzini
Public Relations and Events Coordinator
(O): 905.755.6415
(C): 647.462.8986
e-mail: dponzini@kia.ca

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