Kia Motors America Announces June Sales

                   Kia Motors America Announces June Sales

U.S.-Built* Optima is Best-Seller for 19th Straight Month; Cadenza Premium
Sedan Gains Momentum in First Full Month of Sales

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today
reported sales in excess of 50,000 units for the second straight month, as the
all-new 2014 Cadenza reached the 1,000 unit mark for the first time following
the launch of the flagship sedan's national marketing campaign. With 50,536
total vehicles sold, the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan was the brand's best
seller for the 19^th consecutive month, and together with the Sorento CUV –
also built in West Point, Georgia – accounted for more than 40 percent of
Kia's June sales. The Soul urban passenger vehicle also recorded strong
monthly sales of 11,287 units.

Kia is in the midst of launching seven all-new or significantly redesigned
vehicles this calendar year, including the 2014 Sorento CUV and Cadenza and
Forte sedans on sale now. Later this year, all-new versions of the Soul,
Forte Koup and Forte 5-door, as well as a refreshed Optima midsize sedan, are
scheduled to arrive in showrooms. Each of these new products continues Kia's
commitment to advancing value to new levels of sophistication by combining
world-class design with cutting-edge technologies, premium amenities and
affordable pricing.

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 JUNE  YEAR-TO-DATE
Model                   2013   2012    2013    2012
Rio 4,169  3,668   23,660  23,396
Forte                   6,620  7,461   34,351  40,800
Optima                  14,599 13,393  83,458  73,158
Cadenza                 1,001  n/a     1,528   n/a
Sportage                2,405  3,950   15,374  20,582
Sorento 9,341  10,826  53,387  57,524
Sedona                  1,114  1,829   2,562   10,612
Soul                    11,287 10,199  63,031  63,635
Total                   50,536 51,326  277,351 288,707



* 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.

SOURCE Kia Motors America

Website: http://www.kia.com
Contact: Amy Corsinita, Zeno Group for Kia Motors America, 949.468.4818,
amy.corsinita@zenogroup.com, or Scott McKee, 949.468.4813, smckee@kiausa.com
 
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