Best August on record with 5,804 total sales yielding a 6.9% increase
versus August 2010
Record-breaking sales trend includes 20.5% year-to-date increase
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 1, 2011 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. recorded its best
ever month in August with 5,804 new vehicles sold, translating into
6.9% growth compared to August 2010. Kia Canada continues to perform
well in the market for 2011 with a percentage increase of 20.5%
year-to-date, and 45,282 units sold. All four Kia regions continue to
experience sales success. These sales results have also contributed to
an industry-leading sales streak of 32 consecutive months of growth.
The North-American built Kia Sorento Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV)
reported an increase of 71.6% in sales compared to August 2010, with
1,402 units reported for August 2011 and effectively crossing the
10,000 unit barrier year-to-date. Additionally, the Sportage CUV
reporting 705 units sold, represents a 97.5% growth from the previous
year. The Kia Soul registered a 41.9% increase in sales versus last
year, with 1,347 units sold.
"After a successful first of half of 2011, we are pleased to see that
Kia's sales momentum continues in the market" said Maria Soklis, Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kia Canada Inc "The
introduction of the all-new 2012 Rio5 and newly-redesigned 2012 Soul
later this month, we will inevitably continue to poise Kia dealers for
success through the end of 2011", she added.
About the 2012 Kia Rio5 and 2012 Kia Soul
The new and exciting 2012 Rio5 is the embodiment of the modern urban,
stylish yet practical and fun to drive. In addition to its world-class
styling, the 2012 Rio5 is powered by Kia's latest generation of engine.
Its 1.6 liter four cylinder engine produces 138 horsepower yet yields
exceptional fuel efficiency thanks to its technologically-advanced GDI
(gasoline direct injection) and choice of either six speed manual or 6
speed automatic transmissions. The Rio5 will be available in an ECO
model, which feature a push-button activated and advanced system called
ISG (Idle stop & Go) that improves fuel economy by turning off the
engine in certain conditions which do not require it to function. Get
ready, with these undeniably strong attributes, the new Rio5 is bound
to turn the subcompact car segment on its head.
The 2012 Kia Soul is the latest evolution of the unique vehicle which
became a game-changer at its arrival on the market in 2009. The 2012
Soul benefits from the much of the same technology offered in the 2012
Rio5, such as standard GDI as well as six speed manual and automatic
transmissions. An available ECO model with ISG technology is also
offered. More than ever, the Soul represents the perfect urban utility
vehicle that offers a true identity blending style with technology,
efficiency and safety.
Kia Canada has very attractive incentive programs again in September,
starting with 0% financing on all 2012 models, in addition to all 2011
models. Cash savings of up to $5,000 are available on select 2012
models. Moreover, we introduced the "Drive It Now" sales event and
"Don't Pay Until 2012" payment deferral program on select 2011 and 2012
models. Additionally, current Kia owners are eligible to receive up to
$3,850 in cash purchase savings towards select 2012 Sorento models,
including a $750 loyalty bonus which can also be used in conjunction
with great financing offers. These options make already-attainable Kia
models even more affordable. We also are featuring "Flex Choice", an
innovative new alternative to conventional automotive lease and loan
products that puts you in the driver's seat.
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) in Korea was founded in 1999
and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the
Soul, Forte and Sorento through a network of 173 dealers nationwide.
Kia Canada Inc. employs 141 people in its Mississauga, Ontario
headquarters and four regional offices across Canada. Kia Motors
Corporation continues to showcase the company's global commitment to
surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive
SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.
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