Kia Motors America Begins Second Half of 2012 with Best-Ever Jul Sales

Posted on 01. Aug, 2012 by in Kia Canada

KIA MOTORS AMERICA BEGINS SECOND HALF OF 2012 WITH BEST-EVER JULY SALES

America’s Fastest-Growing Car Company1 Achieves 23rd Consecutive Monthly Sales Record; Annual Sales adult 15.9 Percent

IRVINE, Calif., Aug 1, 2012 – Kia Motors America’s (KMA) record-setting movement and expansion continued final month with best-ever Jul sales of 48,074 units, a 5.6-percent boost over a same duration final year. Kia’s strain of uninterrupted year-over-year sales annals now extends to a conspicuous 23 months as a code marches into a third entertain of 2012 good brazen of final year’s all-time annual sales record pace. KMA’s year-to-date sales are adult 15.9 percent over 2011 due in vast partial to clever sell sales performances by a U.S.-built Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan*, as good as a renouned Soul civic newcomer vehicle.

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The high-volume month of Jul also witnessed a Optima and Soul benefit approval as dual of a many appealing vehicles among new automobile buyers in J.D. Power and Associates’ Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study.

“The story of Kia’s unusual expansion continues, and after capturing a 23rd true monthly sales record, it is that of a code that is relocating brazen on all fronts with poignant strides in gratifying business and building owners loyalty,” pronounced Byung Mo Ahn, organisation boss and CEO of KMA and KMMG. “Our indication line is designed to accommodate and surpass a high expectations of perceptive automobile buyers who wish peculiarity and extensive value in one package, as evidenced by a latest accolades from dual vital J.D. Power and Associates’ studies IQS and APEAL. And with a series of uninformed products entrance in a year ahead, we are assured that Kia will continue to attract new business to a showrooms going forward.”

Kia’s Unprecedented Growth
Kia Motors is one of a world’s fastest relocating tellurian automotive brands; from 2009-2011 Kia launched some-more new vehicles in a U.S. than any other automaker, and underneath a superintendence of arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer warranted a repute as an attention personality in automotive styling. Kia Motors America’s full line of fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive cars and CUVs has warranted vicious commend and dramatically increasing consumer awareness, notice and care for a brand. In 2011, KMA accessible a 17th uninterrupted year of marketplace share growth, interjection in partial to a largest boost of any vital code in viewed quality2 and a industry’s top code faithfulness ranking3. Kia’s U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia KMMG is obliged for a origination of some-more than 10,000 plant and retailer jobs and builds dual of a company’s best-selling vehicles in a U.S. a Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan*. Kia’s value and technology-laden lineup also includes a Sportage compress CUV, Soul civic newcomer vehicle, Optima Hybrid, Forte compress sedan, Forte 5-door compress hatchback, Forte Koup two-door coupe, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and Sedona minivan.

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 755 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner” of a NBA and LPGA. In 2011, KMA accessible a best-ever annual sales sum and became one of a fastest flourishing automobile companies in a U.S. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, modernized reserve facilities and new technologies.

Information about Kia Motors America and a full automobile choice is accessible during a website www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX Trims and certain LX Trims only) and GDI Turbo are built in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
1 Based on 5-year accumulative expansion between 12-month sell sales for durations finale Jun 2007 and Jun 2012 of all U.S. automotive brands.
2 Source: Automotive Lease Guide Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study.
3 Source: Experian Automotive Q2 2011 marketplace analysis.

 
MONTH OF JULY
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2012
2011
2012
2011
Rio
3,646
1,011

26,042
12,944

Spectra


1

Forte
6,216
7,560

47,016
50,582
Optima
13,317
6,772

86,475
43,389
Amanti


1
Sportage
3,606
3,933

24,188
29,302
Sorento

10,045
13,262

67,569
75,040
Sedona
1,181
2,825

11,793
13,831
Rondo


44

Borrego


10


356
Soul
10,063
10,131

73,698
65,118
Total
48,074
45,504

336,781
290,608

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