Kia Cadenza Premium Sedan Tops 1,500 Units for Second Consecutive Month; Optima, Sorento and Soul Lead August Sales


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Kia Motors America Posts Record August Sales

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IRVINE, CA--Sept. 4, 2013: Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported best-ever August sales of 52,025 units, a 4-percent increase over the same period in 2012. Sales of the all-new 2014 Cadenza continue to climb, exceeding the 1,500 unit mark for the second month in a row, while the U.S.-built* Optima logged its 21st straight month as Kia's top seller with 15,199 units sold. August also marked the debut of the "Totally Transformed" marketing campaign for the all-new 2014 Soul, which will soon be arriving in showrooms.

"Our award-winning products deliver on Kia's promise to combine world-class design with cutting-edge technologies and premium amenities, and with the all-new Soul scheduled to arrive in showrooms soon, our sales momentum is poised to continue through the end of the year," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. "Exemplified by the redesigned Sorento and all-new Cadenza and Forte sedans, Kia's product offerings are more refined than ever, bringing a new level of sophistication to buyers seeking more features and options at affordable prices."

MONTH OF AUGUST

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2013

2012

2013

2012

Rio

3,862

3,602

30,543

29,644

Forte

6,469

7,300

48,097

54,316

Optima

15,199

13,949

112,409

100,424

Cadenza

1,677

n/a

4,832

n/a

Sportage

3,140

3,097

21,037

27,285

Sorento

10,568

10,529

73,531

78,098

Sedona

1,093

1,360

4,723

13,153

Soul

10,017

10,191

83,208

83,889

Total

52,025

50,028

378,380

386,809

* 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.

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