Kia Canada Inc. reports 7,371 vehicles sold in June

          --  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             previous year  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  SUV.  "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.   Jack Sulymka National Corporate Communications: Corporate Partnerships  Manager Kia Canada Inc. T: 905-755-6266 C: 905-301-6207  E:jsulymka@kia.ca  Maxime Surette ProductCommunications Manager Kia Canada Inc. T:  905-755-6272 C: 416-316-3313 E:msurette@kia.ca  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/July2014/02/c9484.html  CO: KIA Canada Inc. ST: Ontario NI: AUT ERN  
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