KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES RECORD AUGUST SALES
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2016 Soul

All-Time Best Soul Sales Power Kia to Fourth Consecutive Monthly Sales Record; 

Year-To-Date Sales Up 5.4 Percent

IRVINE, Calif., September 1, 2015 – Continuing to gain momentum, Kia Motors America (KMA) today reported best-ever August sales of 58,897 vehicles, a 7.7-percent increase over the same period last year and the brand’s fourth straight monthly sales record. Soul sales spiked to an all-time high single nameplate monthly sales total of 17,108 units, while other top movers in August included Optima and Sorento with 13,980 and 10,211 units sold, respectively. Kia is up 5.4 percent year-to-date.

“Kia has outpaced the industry all year, and that trend continued in August as we set our fourth consecutive monthly sales record despite significant turbulence in the stock market and not having the benefit of Labor Day weekend sales,” said Michael Sprague, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, KMA.  “Since its introduction in 2009, the wildly popular Soul has been one of the industry’s greatest success stories, and its record-setting August performance comes on the heels of being the highest ranked compact multi-purpose vehicle in initial quality by J.D. Power."

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  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 15,000 plant and supplier jobs.

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MONTH OF AUGUST

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2015

2014

2015

2014

Rio

1,734

3,390

18,796

27,147

Forte

6,862

5,759

57,912

49,276

Optima

13,980

15,337

106,584

111,738

Cadenza

322

522

4,021

6,524

K900

386

102

1,576

1,050

Sportage

5,749

4,494

34,996

28,862

Sorento

10,211

9,302

76,381

69,972

Sedona

2,545

692

26,825

5,043

Soul

17,108

15,069

99,069

104,777

Total

58,897

54,667

426,160

404,389

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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.

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

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