-- Award-winning Kia Rio sub-compact continues strong sales with
1,820 units reported, up 72 per cent versus previous year
-- Kia Rio sedan and hatchback achieve best sales month in its
-- Kia Canada records 13,711 vehicle sales in the first quarter of
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported 5,877 new
vehicles sold in the month of March, down 11.3 per cent versus March 2012.
In the month of March, Kia Canada had three vehicle lines achieve over 1,000
sales. The Rio sub-compact, Motoring TV's 2013 'Best Small Car', including the
5-Door and sedan variations, continued as Kia Canada's volume leader for the
third consecutive month, reporting 1,820 sales, yielding a 72 per cent
increase year-over-year. Sales results of the Rio in March contributed to the
vehicle line's best sales month in Kia Canada history. First quarter sales of
the Rio sedan and hatchback account for 3,565 units, an impressive 52 per cent
increase compared to first quarter 2012. The Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle
(SUV) reported a total of 1,212 new vehicle sales, yielding a six per cent
gain when compared to the same month last year, and the award-winning Optima
mid-size sedan achieved 1,046 units sold respectively.
"Kia Canada is in the midst of transitioning into our all-new exciting product
lines and has revealed an unprecedented seven new vehicles in the last 90 days
that will be launched in Canada through this year," said Jack Uczciwek,
Director of Sales, Kia Canada Inc. "With the redesigned 2014 Sorento now
available, and the all-new 2014 Forte sedan to arrive shortly, we expect these
new vehicles to drive sales with their innovative combination of world-class
design, technology and safety."
In the month of March, Kia revealed numerous new vehicles globally. Beginning
with the Geneva Motor Show, the brand revealed the B-segment
enthusiast-derived provo concept. Late in the month, Kia revealed a compact,
four-door coupe concept at the Seoul International Motor Show, pegged the CUB
concept. Last week at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, the all-new
Kia Soul Urban Utility Vehicle and Forte Koup were revealed, which will be
available in dealerships across Canada later this year. A refreshed Optima
mid-size sedan was also revealed in New York, which will arrive at Canadian
dealer showrooms later this year as a 2014 model. Furthermore, the all-new Kia
Rondo Urban Utility Vehicle was presented a prestigious 'red dot' product
design award. The family-friendly and utilitarian Rondo can be expected at
dealership showrooms across Canada next month.
April 2013 Incentives: Kia Canada is pleased to continue the "Dare to Compare
Sales Event" for the month of April. To support this event, Kia will continue
to offer very attractive incentives programs including 0% financing on all
2013 models, "Don't Pay for 90 Days" on select 2012 and 2013 Models and "Don't
Pay until Fall" on 13MY Sorento. In addition, customers purchasing 2013MY
Rio/Rio 5-Door will be eligible for a "3 Payments on Us" incentive. Cash
buyers can enjoy savings of up to $4,000 on select 2013MY Forte or Sorento
models. Please see a 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
181 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 163 people in its Mississauga,
Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new
state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. 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 Manager Kia Canada Inc. C:514.554.0843
Daniel Ponzini Public Relations and Events Coordinator Kia Canada Inc.
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