Forte family of compact, including the all-new 2014 Forte sedan, records
1,867 units sold
Award-winning Kia Rio subcompact continues to roll with 1,779 vehicles
sales, up 4.9 per cent versus May 2012
MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. recorded 7,558 new
vehicle sales in the month of May, down 10.7 per cent versus May 2012.
A variety of Kia vehicle lines continue to perform exceptionally well in
May each resulting in over 1,000 vehicle sales. The Forte family,
consisting of the all-new 2014 Forte sedan, the 5-Door hatchback and
Koup accumulated 1,867 vehicle sales, a 1.5 per cent increase versus
May 2012. Of those sales, 1,400 units were attributed to the all-new
European-inspired 2014 Forte sedan - which only arrived at dealerships
within the last sixty days and was named Motor Trend's best compact
sedan in their latest comparison test against the competition. The Rio
subcompact, Motoring TV's 2013 'Best Small Car', consisting of the
5-Door hatchback and sedan variants, continue as one of the top volume
Kia nameplates with 1,779 units sold, representing a 4.9 per cent
growth when compared to a year previously. The new 2014 Georgia-built
Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) attained a total of 1,246 units
sold through the month of May, yielding an 18.8% sales increase year
"Kia Canada is pleased that the all-new 2014 Forte sedan and new 2014
Sorento have both resonated well with Canadian consumers so quickly in
the marketplace contributing to impressive sales in the month of May,"
said Jack Uczciwek, Director of Sales, Kia Canada Inc. "It is also
important to note the sales success of the all-new 2014 Rondo Urban
Utility Vehicle in its first full sales month, attaining 702 new
vehicle sales resulting in a 35 per cent sales increase when compared
to last year."
In the month of May Kia Canada debuted two important 2014 vehicle
launches with top Canadian media. The all-new 2014 Rondo Urban Utility
Vehicle, which has been presented a prestigious red dot vehicle design
award, was revealed. Available in five and seven passenger versions,
the all-new 2014 Rondo provides a unique world-class European-style,
premium interior cabin and an impressive array of versatility.
Recently, Kia launched the all-new Cadenza premium sedan which further
enhances the Kia brand's product lineup to new heights. Exuding luxury
while being the most technologically advanced Kia ever in Canada, the
Cadenza is a perfect fit in the emerging space between mainstream and
June 2013 Incentives:
Kia Canada is pleased to announce the "2014 Early Arrivals Sales Event"
for the month of June. To support this event, Kia will continue to
offer very attractive incentives programs including 0% financing, plus
"Don't Pay for 60 Days" on all 2013 and 2014 Models. Customers
purchasing 2013MY Rio/Rio 5-Door will be eligible for a "3 Monthly
Payments on Us" incentive. Cash buyers can enjoy savings of up to
$4,500 on select 2013MY Sorento models and customers purchasing 2013MY
Optima can enjoy a free upgrade to EX Turbo valued up to $1,800. 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 181dealers nationwide. Kia
Canada Inc. employs 162 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:
National PR and Corporate Partnerships Manager
Kia Canada Inc.
Public Relations and Events Coordinator
Kia Canada Inc.