Kia U.S. Sales October 2013 - Optima Leads Kia Sales for 23rd Consecutive Month


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IRVINE, CA--Nov. 1, 2013: Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported October sales of 39,754 units as the brand's introduction of seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles this calendar year continued with the arrival of the all-new, second-generation Soul urban passenger vehicle and the 2014 model year Optima midsize sedan.

Looking ahead, all-new 2014 Forte5 and Forte Koup models will begin arriving in showrooms later this month, and the Los Angeles Auto Show will provide the backdrop for the unveiling of the all-new 2015 K900 – a rear wheel drive flagship sedan that will take value to new levels of sophistication.

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 one of the lowest costs of ownership in the industry. Kia recently moved up in the exclusive ranking of Interbrand's "Top 100 Best Global Brands" after joining the list for the first time last year, and the company 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 14,000 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 Cadenza flagship sedan, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage compact CUV, Optima Hybrid, the Forte sedan, Forte5, and Forte Koup compacts, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and the Sedona minivan.

* 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.


MONTH OF OCTOBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2013

2012

2013

2012

Rio

2,874

2,623

36,112

35,438

Forte

4,706

5,911

57,421

67,139

Optima

11,492

12,948

135,548

127,676

Cadenza

1,111

n/a

6,869

n/a

Sportage

2,513

2,223

25,745

32,392

Sorento

8,142

9,615

89,522

97,779

Sedona

676

1,144

6,056

15,598

Soul

8,240

7,988

98,864

101,344

Total

39,754

42,452

456,137

477,366

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