Kia Motors America Announces February Sales

Kia Motors America Announces February Sales

Aggressive Slate of New Product Introductions to Continue with Three World Debuts in New York


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IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported February sales of 41,505 units.  The U.S.-built* Optima midsize
sedan led sales for the 15th consecutive month with 13,195 units
sold, while the Sorento CUV also built in West Point, Georgia, posted strong
sales of 7,945 units as the significantly redesigned 2014 model began arriving
in showrooms. 


After setting all-time annual sales and market share records in 2012, Kia has
seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles scheduled to launch in the
U.S. market this calendar year.  Later this month, Kia will take the wraps
off three world introductions at the New York International Auto Show.


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.


* 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. 


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.
 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.


Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is
available at its website –http://www.kia.com/.  For media information, including
photography, visit http://www.kiamedia.com/.


 
























































































MONTH
OF FEBRUARY



YEAR-TO-DATE


Model


2013


2012



2013


2012


Rio                    


3,339


3,598



5,809


6,194


Forte


5,003


5,706



9,411


10,123


Optima


13,195


11,558



24,447


20,372


Sportage


2,334


3,410



4,756


6,245


Sorento                


7,945


8,386



15,950


15,708


Sedona


138


1,504



501


2,946


Soul


9,551


10,876



16,933


18,967








Total


41,505


45,038



77,807


80,555










SOURCE Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America Announces February Sales