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

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 17^th 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. 

* 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

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 ofInterbrand'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
andSorento 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 andKoup 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

SOURCE Kia Motors America

Contact: Scott McKee, +1-949-468-4813,, or Amy Corsinita,
Zeno Group for Kia Motors America, +1-949-468-4818,
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