Kia Canada records best August retail month in company's history

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - Kia Canada retailed 4,672 vehicles this
August, up 20.6 percent from the same month last year, to record the best
August showing in KCI's ten year history in Canada. On a year-to-date basis,
Kia Canada's sales are 20.44 percent higher than 2008 sales through August.

    Other Highlights:

    -   KCI's sales in the compact segment have increased significantly and
        are up 119.8 per cent versus August of last year due to the strong
        performance of the all-new Forte sedan
    -   Not to be outdone, the recently launched Forte KOUP mirrored its
        siblings strong sales results accounting for thirteen per cent of
        total Forte sales in only two weeks of retail sales
    -   KCI continued its strong sales performance in the sub-compact segment
        with the Rio up 21.4 per cent versus the same month last year and
        16.4 per cent year-to-date

    Kia Canada Inc. ( - is a subsidiary of Kia Motors
Corporation (KMC) in Korea. Founded in Canada in 1999, Kia Canada Inc. sells
and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul and Forte
through a network of 155 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 134
people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices
across Canada.
    In an effort to meet the needs of its customers in these uncertain
economic times, Kia Canada launched The KIA Integrity Advantage Program.  The
Program provides customers with the peace of mind they need to purchase a
vehicle by enabling them to return their financed or leased vehicles within
the first year of ownership in the event of certain unforeseen life
circumstances. More information on the KIA Integrity Advantage Program can be
obtained at (

For further information:

For further information: Kia Canada Inc. Media Contact: Shelley Tavener,
Public Relations Manager, Tel: (905) 755-6351, E-mail:

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