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Kia Motors America Announces Strong April Sales


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All-New 2014 Cadenza[1] and Forte Sedans Begin Appearing in Showrooms

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IRVINE, CA--May 1, 2013: With the first deliveries of the all-new 2014 Cadenza and Forte sedans taking place throughout the month, Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported best-ever April sales of 47,556 units.  The U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan led Kia's sales for the 17th consecutive month with 14,678 units sold, and together with Sorento CUV, also built in West Point, Georgia*, accounted for nearly 50 percent total sales for the month. The Soul urban passenger vehicle also recorded robust monthly of sales of 11,311 units. 

Cadenza and Forte join the 2014 Sorento CUV as three of the seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles to launch this calendar year.  Each of these new products furthers Kia's efforts to advance value to new levels of sophistication by combining European-influenced styling with cutting-edge technologies, premium amenities and affordable pricing.     

* 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. 

[1] 2014 Kia Cadenza initially only available in certain markets with limited availability.

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 joined the exclusive ranks of Interbrand's "Top 100 Best Global Brands," and 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 11,000 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 Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage compact CUV, Optima Hybrid, the Forte sedan, 5-door and Koup compacts, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and the Sedona minivan.


MONTH OF APRIL


YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2013

2012


2013

2012

Rio                    

4,531

4,006


14,349

14,709

Forte

5,212

7,053


20,554

25,557

Optima

14,678

11,021


53,491

46,401

Cadenza

61

n/a


61

n/a

Sportage

2,845

3,277


10,281

13,165

Sorento                

8,909

9,610


34,864

35,621

Sedona

9

1,867


564

6,867

Soul

11,311

10,716


40,324

43,290







Total

47,556

47,550


174,488

185,610