(Mississauga, ON) May 3, 2016 – Kia Canada Inc. reported 7,707 vehicles sold in the month of April, up 7.6 per cent versus one year previous. Calendar year-to-date retail sales are up 3.1 per cent versus the same period last year with 17,980 total sales reported.

The month of April witnessed a record month for the Forte compact family, with sales of the vehicle-line amounting to 1,512 units, up 29.3 per cent versus the same period in 2015. The award-winning Soul continues to perform very well in the Canadian market with sales up 15.2 per cent. The urban hatchback achieved 1,309 units sold in April to mark the carline’s best April performance in history. Sportage compact CUV sales were up 94.7 per cent versus 2015, achieving 1,094 units sold for the month of April, marking the vehicle’s best sales performance since its launch in 1999.

“The month of April marked a record month for the Sportage, and this can be attributed to its all-new iteration for model year 2017 which provides award winning dynamic design elements and state-of-the-art safety and convenience offerings.” said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), KIA Canada Inc. “We expect this momentum to continue throughout our lineup in May with the beginning of a new sales event called “Drive to Surprise”, designed to offer Canadians a unique opportunity to go out and test drive one of our highly awarded vehicles and experience the innovative designs, impressive levels of safety, and tremendous ride quality and comfort. We are confident customers will be pleasantly surprised !”

This May, Kia Canada is pleased to announce the “Drive to Surprise” sales event featuring 0% financing on all 2016 models plus 1 of 30 chances to win a Power to Surprise Experiences valued at $10,000. In addition, eligible loyal or select new customer can receive up to an additional $750 bonus on top of existing offer towards the lease or purchase of a 2016 Rio, Forte, Optima, Rondo, Sedona, Optima HEV, Sorento, and all-new 2017 Sportage. Some conditions apply. Please see dealer for complete details.


About Kia Canada

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca – www.facebook.com/kiacanada ) a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 188 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 160 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia’s brand slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

John Adzija
National Manager, Corporate Communications & Corporate Paternerships
Kia Canada Inc

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