March sales show that consumers are rethinking what they know about KIA

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 1 /CNW/ - KIA Canada Inc., today announced March
2009 sales of 3,555 units, a 12.6 per cent increase over the March 2008 sales
of 3,157 vehicles. On a year-to-date basis, 2009 KIA Canada sales are 6.2
percent ahead of 2008 sales through March. This marks KIA's best March sales
month ever recorded.
    Leading the charge with sales of 708 units, was KIA's fun and stylish
urban cross-over vehicle the Soul. The Soul which recently debuted in
showrooms across Canada, "Cleary resonates with consumers," said Maria Soklis,
Senior Director of Operations at KIA Canada. "It has strong emotional appeal
and reflects KIA's design shift toward creating vehicles customers aspire to

    In Other Highlights:

    In March KIA Canada also launched a vehicle return program called the KIA
Integrity Advantage. "Since its inception, the program has generated
significant consumer interest and traffic to KIA showrooms," said Jack
Uczciwek, National Sales Manager for KIA Canada. "KIA's commitment to standby
their customers in these uncertain times has encouraged many people to
consider KIA."
    More information on the new Soul and the KIA Integrity Advantage Program
can be obtained at (

    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 Rondo and Spectra
through a network of 155 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 134
people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices
across Canada.

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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