Kia Canada Inc. reports 3,673 vehicle sales in January


    --  3,673 vehicles reported in the month of January
    --  Kia Rio sub-compact up 24.8 per cent versus previous year;
        best-selling sub-compact in its segment for the month
    --  Award-winning Optima mid-size sedan achieved 22.3 per cent
        growth year-over-year

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported 3,673 new 
vehicles sold in the month of January, marginally down 2.7 per cent versus 
January 2012. In the month of January, two award-winning models in the Kia 
lineup had impressive sales increases. The Rio sub-compact, including the 
5-Door and sedan versions, which were recently named as Motoring TV's 2013 
'Best Small Car', was the volume leader for the month, recording a 24.8 per 
cent increase year-over-year. The Rio's sales figures from January place it as 
the top-selling sub-compact vehicle in its segment. The Optima mid-size sedan, 
which offers three different powertrains including Gasoline Direct Injection, 
Hybrid and Turbo variations improved by 22.3 per cent in January 2012 versus 
the previous year.

"The Kia Rio was Kia Canada's best-selling vehicle for the month, further 
solidifying the accreditation the nameplate recently received from Motoring 
TV," said Robert Staffieri, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada Inc. "In 
January, the Rio sub-compact was recognized as Motoring TV's 'Best Small Car' 
with its ability to provide something for every kind of driver, and the 
award-winning Optima sedan added to its growing award list with recognition as 
Road & Travel Magazine's 2013 International Car of the Year."

In the month of January, Kia Canada revealed the all-new 2014 Kia Forte sedan 
and significantly redesigned 2014 Kia Sorento SUV at the Montreal 
International Auto Show (MIAS). At the MIAS Kia Canada also held the Canadian 
reveal of the Track'ster concept and announced the brand's sponsorship with 
the popular Radio-Canada French network television program "19-2". Adding to 
the list of accolades, the Optima mid-size sedan was named as Road & Travel 
Magazine 2013 International Car of the Year, as it offers an unprecedented 
combination of design, performance, comfort, technology, fuel efficiency and 
value to consumers.

February 2013 Incentives:

Kia Canada is pleased to continue the "Drive in Winter, Pay in Spring Sales 
Event" for the month of February. To support this event, Kia will continue to 
offer very attractive incentives programs including 0% financing on all 2013 
models and "Don't Pay Until Spring" on select 2012 and 2013 Models. In 
addition, Customers purchasing 2013MY Sorento will be eligible for a "3 
Payments on Us" incentive. Cash buyers can enjoy savings of up to $4,000 on 
select 2013MY Optima gasoline models. Please see dealer for complete details.

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) a maker of quality 
vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation 
(KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class 
leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 
180 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 162 people in its Mississauga, 
Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new 
state-of-the-art facility to open in Montreal shortly. Kia's brand slogan "The 
Power to Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the 
world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond 
expectations.

Cathy Laroche Public Relations ManagerC:514.554.0843 Kia Canada 
Inc.E:claroche@kia.ca

Daniel PonziniT:905.755.6415 Public Relations and Events 
CoordinatorC:647.462.8986 Kia Canada Inc.E:dponzini@kia.ca

SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.

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ST: Ontario
NI: AUT ERN 

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