Kia Motors America Announces Strong April Sales

Kia Motors America Announces Strong April Sales

All-New 2014 Cadenza[1] and Forte Sedans Begin Appearing in Showrooms


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IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — With the first deliveries of the
all-new 2014 Cadenza and Forte sedans taking place throughout the month, Kia
Motors America (KMA) today reported best-ever April sales of 47,556 units. 
The U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan led Kia’s sales for the 17th
consecutive month with 14,678 units sold, and together with Sorento CUV, also
built in West Point, Georgia*, accounted for nearly 50 percent total sales for
the month. The Soul urban passenger vehicle also recorded robust monthly of
sales of 11,311 units. 

Cadenza and Forte join the 2014 Sorento CUV as three of the seven all-new or
significantly redesigned vehicles to launch this calendar year.  Each of
these new products furthers Kia’s efforts to advance value to new levels of
sophistication by combining European-influenced styling with cutting-edge
technologies, premium amenities and affordable pricing. 
   


Kia:  One of the World’s Fastest Moving Global Automotive Brands


Kia Motors America is one of only three auto brands to increase U.S. sales in
each of the past four years, and in 2012 the company surpassed the 500,000 unit
mark for the first time.  With a full line of fun-to-drive cars and CUVs,
Kia is advancing value to new levels of sophistication by combining
European-influenced styling under the guidance of chief design
officer Peter Schreyer with cutting-edge technologies, premium
amenities, affordable pricing and the lowest cost of ownership in the
industry.  Kia recently joined the exclusive ranks of Interbrand’s
“Top 100 Best Global Brands,” and is poised to continue its momentum with seven
all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles scheduled to arrive in showrooms in
2013.  Over the past decade Kia Motors has invested more than $1.4 billion
in the U.S., including the company’s first U.S. assembly plant in West Point,
Georgia Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia which is
responsible for the creation of more than 11,000 plant and supplier jobs. 
The success of the U.S.-built* Optima and Sorento in two of the industry’s
largest segments has fueled Kia’s rapid growth and is complemented by Kia’s
comprehensive lineup which includes the Soul urban passenger
vehicle, Sportage compact CUV, Optima Hybrid, the Forte sedan, 5-door
and Koup compacts, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and the Sedona
minivan.


About Kia Motors America


Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors
Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles
through more than 765 dealers throughout the United States and serves as the
“Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA.  In 2012, KMA recorded
its best-ever annual sales total and gained U.S. market share for the 18th
consecutive year.  Kia is poised to continue its momentum and will continue
to build the brand through design innovation, quality, value, advanced safety
features and new technologies.


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MONTH
OF APRIL





YEAR-TO-DATE



Model



2013



2012





2013



2012



Rio                    



4,531



4,006





14,349



14,709



Forte



5,212



7,053





20,554



25,557



Optima



14,678



11,021





53,491



46,401



Cadenza



61



n/a





61



n/a



Sportage



2,845



3,277





10,281



13,165



Sorento                



8,909



9,610





34,864



35,621



Sedona



9



1,867





564



6,867



Soul



11,311



10,716





40,324



43,290















Total



47,556



47,550





174,488



185,610














* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI
Turbo are built in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.


[1] 2014 Kia Cadenza initially only available in certain markets with limited
availability.

SOURCE  Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America Announces Strong April Sales