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Kia February Sales: Optima and Soul Lead


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2014 Kia Soul

All-New K900 Flagship Sedan to Begin Arriving in Showrooms Soon

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IRVINE, CA--March 3, 2014: Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported February sales of 41,218 vehicles, led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan and the totally transformed Soul, with 11,226 and 10,584 units sold, respectively.

February also saw the continuation of the marketing campaign to introduce the all-new 2015 K9001 flagship sedan as well as the largest showcase of the company’s Clean Mobility program at the Chicago Auto Show with the global debut of the brand’s first-ever electric vehicle for the U.S. market – the Soul EV2 – and the refreshed 2014 Optima Hybrid. The K900 is scheduled to arrive in select dealer showrooms beginning this month. Optima Hybrid is on sale now, and the Soul EV will arrive in the fall.

MONTH OF FEBRUARY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2014

2013

2014

2013

Rio

2,833

3,339

5,995

5,809

Forte

5,513

5,003

10,237

9,411

Optima

11,226

13,195

21,205

24,447

Cadenza

700

--

1,627

--

Sportage

2,669

2,334

5,256

4,756

Sorento

7,237

7,945

14,335

15,950

Sedona

456

138

898

501

Soul

10,584

9,551

18,676

16,933

Total

41,218

41,505

78,229

77,807

* The 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 K900 V6 expected Summer 2014. Initially available in certain markets with limited availability.

2 Initially only available in select markets with limited availability.