Kia Motors America Announces Record May Sales

                Kia Motors America Announces Record May Sales

National Marketing Launch of the All-New 2014 Cadenza[1] Begins This Month

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., June 3, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Kia Motors America (KMA) today
reported best-ever May sales of 52,327 units as 2014 Cadenza and Forte
sedans- two of the seven all-new or significantly redesigned Kia vehicles
scheduled to launch this calendar year- continue to arrive in showrooms
nationwide to both critical and consumer acclaim. The U.S.-built* Optima
midsize sedan led Kia's sales for the 18^th consecutive month with 15,368
units sold, and together with Sorento CUV, also built in West Point, Georgia*,
accounted for more than 40 percent of Kia's May sales.The Soul urban
passenger vehicle also recorded robust monthly sales of 11,420 units. 

"At Kia, we are committed to advancing value to new levels of sophistication,
and you can see the standout results in the all-new Cadenza, which is the most
powerful and technologically-advanced Kia ever in the U.S. market, as well as
the 2014 Forte which Motor Trend recently crowned the winner of a head-to-head
compact sedan comparison test with some of the industry's most well-known
nameplates," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors
Manufacturing Georgia. "New customers continue to discover the Kia brand and
our award-winning lineup which delivers a lot for the money with
European-influenced styling, cutting-edge technologies, premium amenities and
outstanding safety features."

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
Cadenza flagship sedan, 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.

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 MAY   YEAR-TO-DATE
Model                   2013   2012    2013    2012
Rio 5,142  4,019   19,491  18,728
Forte                   7,177  7,782   27,731  33,339
Optima                  15,368 13,364  68,859  59,765
Cadenza                 466    n/a     527     n/a
Sportage                2,688  3,467   12,969  16,632
Sorento 9,182  11,077  44,046  46,698
Sedona                  884    1,916   1,448   8,783
Soul                    11,420 10,146  51,744  53,436
Total                   52,327 51,771  226,815 237,381

* 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

SOURCE Kia Motors America

Contact: Scott McKee, 949.468.4813,; Amy Corsinita, Zeno
Group for Kia Motors America, 949.468.4818,
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