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Kia Canada experiencing rapid growth to achieve 750,000 vehicle sales in a short 16 years

Date | September 2, 2016
       
Mississauga, ON (September 2, 2016) – It may not seem like long ago that Kia began selling vehicles in Canada. This past July, in just 16 short years, the company has already sold a commendable 750,000 vehicles.

Kia Canada has increased its sales from 14,759 in the company’s first full year of sales in 2000 to 67,914 units in the year of 2015, an increase of over 360%. A cornerstone to this sales growth can be attributed to the brand’s dedication to offering its customers world class vehicles in terms of designs, product quality and being backed by one of Canada’s leading comprehensive warranties.

“Kia Canada is delighted to have accomplished this terrific milestone of delivering our 750,000th vehicle in Canada over 16 years of business in the country,” said Ted Lancaster, Vice President and COO, Kia Canada Inc. “Noting the momentum of our brand and the rate of growth of our business in Canada, we look forward to selling our 1 millionth vehicle in the coming years.”

In 2006, Kia hired masterful automotive designer Peter Schreyer as the brand’s Chief Design Officer. At the helm, he was able generate intriguing design philosophy and familiarity between the entire product portfolio. It is no question that he has elevated the brand’s design to an entirely new level.

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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 189 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 149 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                                                   T: 905-755-6266
National Manager, Corporate Communications      C: 905-301-6207
& Corporate Partnerships                                 E: jadzija@kia.ca         
Kia Canada Inc.        

Maxime Surette                                              T: 905-755-6272
Product  Communications Manager                     C: 416-316-3313
Kia Canada Inc.                                              E: msurette@kia.ca
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