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KIA Posts Record January Sales


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Optima and Soul Lead Sales; All-New K900 Flagship Sedan Arrives in Showrooms this Spring

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IRVINE, CA--February 3, 2014: Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported record January sales of 37,011 vehicles, led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan and the totally transformed Soul, with 9,979 and 8,092 units sold, respectively.

After delivering seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles in 2013, the brand’s aggressive new product cadence continues this year as part of a long-term strategy to concentrate on quality, strengthen the brand and elevate the ownership experience. The scheduled arrival of the all-new K9001 rear-wheel-drive flagship sedan this Spring symbolizes how far Kia has come over the last two decades and will usher in a new era for the brand. Kia’s first-ever electric vehicle – the Soul EV – and all-new Sedona minivan will also go on-sale this year.

The multi-platform marketing campaign for the K900 continued during Sunday’s Big Game with a 60-second spot titled “The Truth,” showcasing the luxury sedan as something modern and different for the growing number of people who don’t want to be confined by the traditional definitions of luxury. A phased rollout of additional elements, including broadcast, cinema, digital, print, experiential, social media and CRM components, will follow.

MONTH OF JANUARY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2014

2013

2014

2013

Rio

3,162

2,470

3,162

2,470

Forte

4,724

4,408

4,724

4,408

Optima

9,979

11,252

9,979

11,252

Cadenza

927

--

927

--

Sportage

2,587

2,422

2,587

2,422

Sorento

7,098

8,005

7,098

8,005

Sedona

442

363

442

363

Soul

8,092

7,382

8,092

7,382

Total

37,011

36,302

37,011

36,302