Kia Motors America Sets All Time May Record

Posted on 02. Jun, 2010 by in Kia Canada

KIA MOTORS AMERICA SETS ALL TIME MAY RECORD

Sales Up 20.6 Percent Month Over Month and 14.6 Percent Year to Date
All-New 2011 Sorento CUV is Best-Seller for Fifth Consecutive Month

IRVINE, Calif., Jun 2, 2010 Kia Motors America (KMA) currently announced a brands best May sales ever of 31,431 units, a 20.6-percent boost over a same duration final year, while heading a prior May sales record of 31,047 set in 2008. Year-to-date sales are adult 14.6-percent with a all-new Sorento CUV again heading a approach as Kias best-selling vehicle. As a brands initial car to be assembled1 in a U.S. and recently announced as a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick, a Sorento posted sales of 8,166 units. The stylish Forte compress achieved a record 7,299 units sole while a personalizable and affordable Soul civic newcomer car delivered sales of 6,134 units; both new IIHS Top Safety Picks.

Mays record-breaking sales formula were once again led by Sorento, that is a transparent denote that a multiple of particular pattern and standout complicated record facilities is attracting new consumers to a Kia brand, pronounced Byung Mo Ahn, organisation boss and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG). Our continued code expansion in a U.S. supports an assertive launch report of several all-new, dramatically styled Kia vehicles that will build on eye-catching models such as Sorento, Soul and Forte that have combined romantic connectors with consumers.

Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brands continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. With 3 new car introductions and several other pivotal initiatives designed for 2010, Kia is staid to continue a movement and build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve facilities and with new record such as UVO powered by Microsoft2, an modernized hands-free in-car communication and party complement (expected to be accessible in name Kia models in a U.S. commencement in summer 2010).

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) 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 670 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline The Power to Surprise.

Kia Motors America is a Official Automotive Partner of a NBA. Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.

MONTH OF MAY
YEAR-TO-DATE
Model
2010
2009
2010
2009
Rio
2,334
1,680
11,932
9,274
Spectra
27
7,896
215
30,066
Forte
7,299
10
26,000
10
Optima
2,394
2,322
14,572
11,058
Amanti
44
224
164
3,202
Sportage
2,293
4,409
7,295
15,867
Sorento
23
1,701
757
14,547
MY’11 Sorento
8,166
n/a
41,413
n/a
Sedona
1,938
1,937
7,909
17,632
Rondo
374
1,530
2,812
8,371
Borrego
405
496
2,886
2,169
Soul
6,134
3,855
22,208
8,363
Total
31,431
26,060
138,163
120,559

1 Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are fabricated in a U.S. from U.S. and globally-sourced parts.
2 Microsoft is a purebred heading of Microsoft Corporation in a United States and/or other countries.

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