KIA MOTORS AMERICA RECORDS BEST NOVEMBER IN COMPANY HISTORY AND SELLS SIX MILLIONTH VEHICLE IN THE U.S.
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Seventh Consecutive Monthly Sales Record Pushes Year-To-Date Sales Up 6.9 Percent

IRVINE, Calif., December 1, 2015 – Propelled by the sale of its six millionth vehicle in the U.S. since arriving in 1994, Kia Motors America’s (KMA) year-long momentum continued with best-ever November sales of 45,553 vehicles, a 1.4-percent increase over the same period last year. The brand’s seventh straight monthly sales record was led by the Optima and Soul, with 13,048 and 10,045 units sold, respectively.

“Kia has outpaced the industry all year, and with our ‘Holidays On Us’ sales event in place throughout November customers visited our showrooms in record numbers to discover the new Kia,” said Michael Sprague, chief operating officer and EVP, KMA. “Kia continues to grow and mature at a rapid rate, and surpassing the six million vehicles mark as we push toward a strong finish to the year is the latest example of how far this brand has come in a very short period of time.”

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 NOVEMBER

YEAR-TO-DATE

Model

2015

2014

2015

2014

Rio

898

2,088

22,745

34,009

Forte

5,010

5,047

73,508

64,030

Optima

13,048

12,707

145,732

147,193

Cadenza

847

482

6,745

8,719

K900

228

69

2,362

1,237

Sportage

4,211

3,261

47,695

39,647

Sorento

9,023

8,598

103,377

92,832

Sedona

2,243

3,538

34,439

11,570

Soul

10,045

9,146

134,974

135,410

Total

45,553

44,936

571,577

534,647

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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.

1 K900 available in select trims and in select markets with limited availability.

2 Soul EV in select markets with limited availability.

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