Kia's unprecedented sales growth continues - company records 13th month of
consecutive sales growth

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 2 /CNW/ - Kia Canada's unprecedented sales growth continued in January with sales of 2,416 units. This represents a 32.4% increase over January of last year and marks the 13th consecutive month of year over year growth. Kia's sales success was not confined to one region with all four regions posting record breaking gains. The Atlantic, Eastern, Central and Western Regions were up 31.3%; 37.4%; 43.8% and 12.5% respectively. Kia's strong sales momentum continued along the breadth of the entire line-up with some noteworthy examples like the Rio which accounted for a 21.7% increase in year over year growth and the Forte which accounted for a 31.9% increase versus Spectra sales in January of 2009.

Kia's newest vehicle, the completely redesigned 2011 Sorento is now arriving in dealership showrooms and is set to generate additional sales momentum in the months ahead. The first vehicle to be built at the all-new,state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) in West Point, Georgia, the Sorento is sure to please. This very attractive, well equipped crossover SUV is suited perfectly to the discerning driver who has come to expect a distinct combination of exceptional quality, modern styling and value from Kia.

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 165 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 134 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada.

SOURCE Kia Canada Inc.

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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