Best July on record in eleven years
Sales growth streak continues at 19 months
July 2010 sales increase 10.6 per cent
Forte, Rondo, Sorento, Soul continue to lead volume sales
'Kia Summer Sale' extended to the end of August due to July
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. achieved the best-ever
July sales month in its eleven year history and continues its
achievement of 19 months of year-over-year sales increases. Total sales
for the month reached 5652 units, up 10.6 per cent versus July 2009.
Through the first seven months in 2010, Kia Canada has sold 32,158 units
which represent a significant increase of 18.1 per cent, versus the
first seven months of 2009.
"Kia Canada continues to outpace the industry through 2010, by providing
Canadians world class, design-led quality vehicles for the
young-at-heart," said Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer, Kia Canada Inc. "Fuel efficient, compact vehicles that exude
value are top of mind for Canadians and now the redesigned 2011 Sportage
is available at retailers across the country. Our company is clearly on
Kia Canada Inc. experienced the best July on record in its eleven year
history in Canada:
The Kia Soul, urban crossover vehicle recorded its best sales month on
record and was the volume leader for July 2010 with 1294 sales in
Canada representing a 38.2 per cent increase versus July 2009. "Our
design-led renaissance lead-block is the Kia Soul. After seventeen
months in dealership showrooms, demand for this expressive,
multipurpose and fuel-efficient vehicle has never been stronger" said
The Kia Forte model lineup, Kia Canada's best-selling vehicles
year-to-date recorded 1221 total sales in July 2010. The compact sedan
and 'Koup' models continue to build sales momentum in Canada with an
85.3 per cent increase versus July 2009.
The all-new 2011 Kia Sorento CUV produced at the state-of-the-art,
West Point Georgia manufacturing facility recorded its best-ever sales
month with 994 vehicles delivered across Canada.
The Kia Rondo crossover utility vehicle recorded its best month in
2010 with 947 vehicle sales reported in Canada.
Building on the success of the July 2010 campaign, Kia Canada Inc. will
continue the retail incentive program - the 'Kia Summer Sale' event
until the end of August targeting 2010 model year vehicles. The core of
this clear-out program includes zero per cent financing on all 2010
models, no payments until the fall plus cash savings up to $7000. Cash
buyers can also select up to eight vehicles from Kia Canada's line-up
for under $20,000.
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca) - 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
168 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 135 people in its
Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across
Canada. Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan - "The Power to Surprise"
- represents the company's global commitment to surpassing customer
expectations through continuous automotive innovation.
SOURCE Kia Canada Inc.
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