Kia Canada Inc. reports 4,161 vehicle sales in February


    --  Kia Rio sub-compact continues strong sales with 945 units
        reported, up 47.4 per cent versus previous year
    --  Kia introduces first four of nine all-new or significantly
        enhanced vehicles being launched in 2013



MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported 4,161 new 
vehicles sold in the month of February, down 10.5 per cent versus February 
2012. In the month of February, Motoring TV's 2013 'Best Small Car', the Rio 
sub-compact, including the 5-Door and sedan variations, continued as Kia 
Canada's volume leader for the second consecutive month, recording a 47.4 per 
cent increase year-over-year. The Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) reported 
a total of 924 new vehicle sales, while the award-winning Optima mid-size 
sedan achieved 703 units sold.

"Kia is in the midst of an aggressive product offensive this year, revealing 
the 2014 Sorento SUV and all-new 2014 Forte sedan to Canadian media, and more 
recently, showcased the North American debut of the functional and dynamic 
2014 Rondo and Canadian premiere of the 2014 Cadenza premium sedan at the 
Canadian International Auto Show," said Robert Staffieri, Director of 
Marketing, Kia Canada Inc. "These four vehicles are the first grouping of nine 
all-new or significantly enhanced vehicles that Kia will be launching 
throughout 2013, further elevating Kia's design-inspired vehicle line-up to 
new heights."

In the month of February, Kia Canada held a media launch of the all-new 2014 
Kia Forte sedan and significantly redesigned 2014 Kia Sorento SUV which 
heralded positive feedback. In addition, Kia held two important reveals at the 
Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. First, the brand revealed the 
2014 Kia Cadenza premium sedan - the most technologically-advanced vehicle 
that Kia has introduced in Canada. Secondly, the all-new European-styled 2014 
Kia Rondo premiered as a North American first, exemplifying its sleek 
aerodynamics and distinctively contemporary styling that flows from the 
exterior to the interior with versatility and flexibility, offering five and 
seven passenger availability.

March 2013 Incentives:
For the month of March, Kia Canada is pleased bring back the "Dare to Compare 
Sales Event" for the fourth consecutive year. To support this event, Kia will 
continue to offer very attractive incentives programs including 0% financing 
and "Don't Pay for 90 Days" on all 2013 models. Customers purchasing a 
2013MY Sorento will be eligible for a "3 Payments on Us" incentive. A $500 
maintenance credit is available on all 2013MY Optima gasoline model purchases. 
Cash buyers can also enjoy savings of up to $4,000 on select 2013MY Optima 
gasoline models.

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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