Kia Canada Inc. Announces Record May Sales

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 4 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. today announced its best
sales month ever in Canada with record sales of 4,010 vehicles in the month of
May, a 6.2% increase over the same period last year. Through May, year to date
totals are 14,889 vehicles.
    "These challenging economic conditions have consumers searching for the
best value for their dollar" says Maria Soklis, Director of Corporate Planning
and Communications. "Kia's fuel efficient, standard features-packed line of
vehicles like the Spectra and Rio continue to grow in sales and popularity."
    Sales were boosted by an increase in Rio (up 16%) and Spectra (up 23.8%).
Sorrento was up 29.3% as customers seeking the capabilities of an SUV find it
to be an excellent value in the category. Rondo (up 4.9%) continues to be one
of the most popular vehicles for Canadians seeking the versatility and
convenience this vehicle offers.

    Kia Canada Inc. ( - is a subsidiary of Kia Motors
Corporation (KMC) in Korea. Founded in Canada in 1998, Kia Canada Inc. sells
and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Rondo and Spectra
through a network of 145 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs
approximately 120 people in it's Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and three
regional offices across Canada.

    Model             MAY          YEAR TO DATE
                 2008     2007     2008     2007
    Rio          1015      873     3834     2675
    Spectra       818      661     2095     2514
    Magentis      159      195      506      735
    Rondo        1001      954     4235     2615
    Amanti         13       13       76       52
    Sportage      637      638     2491     2517
    Sorento        97       75      478      820
    Sedona        270      366     1174     1390

    Total        4010     3775    14889    13318

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For further information: Sixto Fernandez, E-mail:,
Phone: (905) 755-6351

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