-- Passenger car volume sales up 13 per cent
-- Four vehicle lines exceed 1,000 sales in the month
-- Total sales through the first four months up 1 percent versus
MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. recorded 7,371 total
vehicles sold in the month of June, down 5 per cent versus June 2013. Total
sales through the mid-point of the year continue to show an increase, up 1.0
per cent versus the same time period in 2013.
Passenger car sales in the month of June increased 13 per cent led by the
award-winning Rio subcompact with 1,416 sales, up 7 per cent and the award
winning Optima mid-size sedan with 1,249 sales up 58 per cent. Also in the
month, two other vehicle lines exceeded 1,000 sales including the all-new
Forte sedan, 5-door and Koup variants and the West Point Georgia built Sorento
"Despite a highly competitive month, Kia dealers across Canada rose to the
occasion contributing to strong passenger car sales and ultimately ensuring
our customer's needs and requirements were met" said Jack Uczciwek, Director
of Sales for Kia Canada Inc.
Earlier in June, Kia was ranked sixth among automakers in the 2014 J.D. Power
Initial Quality Study achieving its highest-ever IQS ranking while outpacing
the industry average. J.D. Power 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS) has ranked
the Kia Sportage and Kia Cadenza as leaders in the U.S. Small SUV and Large
Car segments, respectively. Furthermore, Kia has moved up four positions over
last year's IQS ranking and now stands at number six (in a tie) in the U.S.
automotive industry for initial quality out of a field of 32 car brands. The
2014 Sportage ranked first (in a tie) in the Small SUV segment for the second
consecutive year, and the Cadenza ranked highest in the prestigious Large Car
category, recognized by IQS for its first U.S. model year.
Also in June, The Kia Soul EV became the latest model from Kia to earn
important certification for its outstanding whole-life environmental
credentials. TÜV Nord, an independent technical inspection organization, has
certified the new Kia Soul EV according to the ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment
(LCA) standard. LCA examines the environmental impact of both the car and the
overall manufacturing process throughout its whole life, taking into account
factors such as choice of materials, tailpipe emissions and recycling. Kia's
first TÜV Nord certification was earned in 2008 with the first-generation
cee'd, and this year's certifications bring the total number of Kia models
with ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) certification to 11. The product
development process employed by Kia is aimed at minimizing the environmental
footprint of Kia's manufacturing operations, and all cars developed by the
brand since 2006 have been built with the LCA in mind.
July 2014 Incentives:
Kia Canada is excited to continue 'Score The Best Price' campaign until July
13(th) aligning with Kia's official automotive partnership of the 2014 FIFA
World Cup. In July, Kia Canada will continue to feature 0% financing up to 84
months plus up to $4,000 cash bonus on select models. In addition other great
cash savings and financing offers available across Kia's entire line of
vehicles. Some conditions apply, please see 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
185 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 161 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.
SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.
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