KIA MOTORS AMERICA’S FEBRUARY SALES UP 6.8 PERCENT
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2015 Sedona SX Limited

Sedona Sales Up Five Times Over Same Period Last Year;

Annual Sales Up 5.2 Percent

                                                                               

IRVINE, Calif., March 3, 2015 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported February sales of 44,030 vehicles, up 6.8 percent over the same period last year. Kia’s strong start in 2015 continues to be led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan, iconic Soul, and the all-new 2016 Sorento – which is now in showrooms nationwide – with 11,584, 9,965 and 8,518 units sold, respectively.

“Despite the difficult weather in some parts of the country, key indicators signal the continued improvement of the U.S. economy, which is driving more customers to our showrooms to experience world-class Kia products, including the Sportage, which recently was recognized in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study as the leader in the Small SUV category,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, sales & marketing, KMA.  “The Kia ownership experience continues to evolve and with products like the completely redesigned Sorento and Sedona now in dealer showrooms across the country, consumers are drawn to one of the youngest and best-looking lineups in the business.”

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea, and in 2014 was the #1 ranked mainstream brand according to Strategic Vision’s Total Quality Index.  KMA proudly serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and LPGA and set an all-time annual sales record in 2014, surpassing the 500,000 unit mark for the third consecutive year. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the rear-drive K900** flagship sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Soul Electric Vehicle***, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door subcompacts and the Sedona minivan, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.  Kia’s U.S. manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia, builds the Optima* and Sorento* and is responsible for the creation of more than 14,000 plant and supplier jobs.

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MONTH OF FEBRUARY

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2015

2014

2015

2014

Rio

1,943

2,833

3,515

5,995

Forte

5,549

5,513

11,971

10,237

Optima

11,584

11,226

20,978

21,205

Cadenza

640

700

1,023

1,627

K900

62

--

181

--

Sportage

3,407

2,669

6,461

5,256

Sorento

8,518

7,237

16,061

14,335

Sedona

2,362

456

4,032

898

Soul

9,965

10,584

18,107

18,676

Total

44,030

41,218

82,329

78,229

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* The Sorento and Optima GDI (EX, SX & Limited and certain LX Trims only) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

** 2015 K900 V8 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.

*** 2015 Soul EV in select markets with limited availability.

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