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Kia Motors America Reports September Sales

Optima Leads Sales for 22nd Consecutive Month

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IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported September sales of 38,003 units, led for the 22nd straight month by the U.S.-built* Optima.  

There are seven all-new or significantly redesigned Kia vehicles scheduled to arrive in showrooms this calendar year, and October will mark the start of sales for numbers four and five in the form of the all-new, second-generation Soul urban passenger vehicle and the redesigned 2014 Optima midsize sedan. 

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 moved up in the exclusive ranking of Interbrand's "Top 100 Best Global Brands" after joining the list for the first time last year, and the company 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 14,000 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, Forte5, and Forte 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.

Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its website – www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com.  To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at http://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/newsalert.


MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2013

2012

2013

2012

Rio

2,695

3,171

33,238

32,815

Forte

4,618

6,912

52,715

61,228

Optima

11,647

14,304

124,056

114,728

Cadenza

926

n/a

5,758

n/a

Sportage

2,195

2,884

23,232

30,169

Sorento

7,849

10,066

81,380

88,164

Sedona

657

1,301

5,380

14,454

Soul

7,416

9,467

90,624

93,356

Total

38,003

48,105

416,383

434,914

* 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



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