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Kia Canada Inc. reports 6,802 vehicles sold in March

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  • March sales were up 7.2 per-cent
  • Top performing vehicles in March included award winning Sorento and Forte
  • Niro receives 2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year award

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kia Canada Inc. reported today 6,802 total vehicles sold for the month of March, a 7.2 per cent increase versus the same time period in 2017.  March sales were led by Sorento Sport Utility Vehicle (1,513 units), resulting in a strong 13.6 per cen increase versus the same period in 2017.  Other notable performers include Forte Compact family (1,465 units), Sportage Compact Utility Vehicle (1,043 units) and Soul Urban Utility Vehicle (880 units). 

"Sorento and Forte's strong March sale performance was a contributing factor to our 7.2 per-cent increase and is a testament that our vehicles  continue to resonate with Canadians coast-to-coast." said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kia Canada Inc.  "We expect this momentum to continue in April with the continuation of our "Check Us Out Now" sales event, designed to offer Canadians competitive programs along with innovative and world-class designs,  impressive levels of safety, technology and fuel efficiency."

Also in March, at the Vancouver International Autoshow, the Kia Niro was announced as overall winner of the 2018 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

April 2018  Incentives:

Kia Canada is pleased to continue the "Check Us Out Now" sales event featuring 0% lease or loan, $0 down payment, and $0 security deposit on select models. For the month of April, lease 2018 Forte for 0% up to 60 months plus $1,000 on select trim or finance 2018 Forte 4dr or Sorento for  0% up to 60 months plus $2,000 on select trims. For cash purchase customers take advantage of up to $4,000 on 2018 Optima and select Sorento models. See dealer for full details.

About Kia Canada Inc.
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.cawww.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 192 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 154 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and three regional offices across Canada, including a 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.

For more information about Kia Canada and our products, please visit our Media Centre at KiaMedia.ca or contact:

Mark James                                                                                  
Corporate Communications Manager                 
Kia Canada Inc.                                                            
T: 905-755-6251; E: mjames@kia.ca
                                                                                                           
John Adzija                                                                                 
National Manager, Corporate Communications & Corporate Partnerships
Kia Canada Inc.      
T: 905-755-6266; E: jadzija@kia.ca

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