Kia Canada Inc. reports 7,502 new vehicle sales in August

KIA CANADA - Kia Canada Inc. recorded 7,502 new vehicle sales in the month of August 2013, down 2.3 per cent in comparison to August 2012.

The month of August witnessed continued strong sales performance from Kia’s recently launched 2014 models, including: the all-new Forte compact sedan, redesigned Sorento SUV, European-inspired Rondo Urban Utility Vehicle (UUV) and the Cadenza luxury sedan. Furthermore, core models including the Kia Soul UUV, Kia Optima mid-size sedan and Kia Sportage Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) contributed to their respective sales increases for August.

Three models led the volume charge for Kia each contributing to sales over 1,000 units in the month. Motoring TV’s 2013 ‘Best Small Car’ and Red Dot design winner, the Rio sub-compact, available in both 5-Door hatchback and sedan variations, was August’s volume seller with 1,392 units reported. The redesigned 2014 Georgia-built Sorento SUV sold 1,189 units nationally. The Optima mid-size sedan, including Hybrid models, achieved 1,098 units sold throughout the month of August, yielding a 16.6 per cent increase year-over-year. Additionally, the all-new, Red Dot design award-winning 2014 Rondo UUV accumulated 940 total sales in the month, representing an increase of 65.5 per cent when compared to one year ago.

“Kia Canada continues to perform well throughout our entire product line-up, including our recently launched new 2014 models,” said Jack Uczciwek, Director of Sales, Kia Canada Inc. “Kia’s breadth of product across our portfolio has been resonating well with Canadians based on new design, comfort, safety and technology features coupled with an uncompromised value proposition.”

In the month of August, Kia Canada celebrated their third annual Drive Change Day initiative on August 21st , with a goal of promoting positive change across Canada to improve local communities. This year, Kia Canada chose to focus its efforts on road safety and supported their longstanding partnership with MADD Canada. As a proud partner of MADD Canada, Kia Canada is continuing to ask all Canadians to join us and take the pledge to drive sober and keep Canadian roads safe by visiting www.MapOfHope.ca. Although Kia Canada’s focus in 2013 was on road safety, we encouraged any initiative that benefited local Canadian communities, no matter how big or small. Charitable organization nominations, which have more than doubled since the inaugural year in 2011, were collected through www.DriveChangeWithKia.ca, where charities are able to win the use of one of four Kia vehicles for two years nationally.

Additionally, Kia Canada Inc. announced its partnership with Student Car Share, the first car sharing service in Canada geared toward the transportation needs of students in post-secondary schooling. Student Car Share has launched at 16 university and college campuses across Ontario and one in Quebec and offers students a convenient, affordable and eco-friendly way of getting around town via a network of versatile Kia vehicles, namely the Kia Soul UUV and the award-winning Kia Rio sub-compact sedan.


Kia Canada is pleased to continue the “Zero Compromise Sales Event” for the month of September. To support this event, Kia will continue to offer very attractive incentives programs including 0% financing for up to 84 months on select models. Cash customers purchasing a 2013MY Optima Hybrid will be eligible for a savings of $5,600 plus a $1,000 Eco Credit and customers purchasing a 2013MY Optima can enjoy a free upgrade to EX Turbo valued up to $1,800. Some conditions apply, please see dealer for complete details.