KIA MOTORS AMERICA ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY SALES

Best-Ever February Sales for the Forte Family of Compact Cars

IRVINE, Calif., March 1, 2017 – Kia Motors America today announced February sales of 42,673 units, led by the Optima midsize sedan with 8,892 units sold. The month also saw the best February sales performance in company history for the Forte family of compact cars, and 2,143 units of the all-new Niro crossoversold in its first full month of availability.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. Recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand, Kia proudly serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and crossovers built at North American manufacturing plants in West Point, Georgia* and the municipality of Pesqueria in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

MONTH OF FEBRUARY YEAR-TO-DATE
Model 2017 2016 2017 2016
Rio 840 1,461 1,826 2,891
Forte 8,506 8,187 14,773 13,516
Optima 8,892 9,630 16,741 18,043
Cadenza 372 585 688 959
K900 31 83 65 151
Niro 2,143 N/A 2,185 N/A
Sportage 5,231 5,860 9,854 10,663
Sorento 6,845 8,101 13,024 14,796
Sedona 2,111 3,988 3,649 5,990
Soul 7,702 11,842 15,494 21,033
Total 42,673 49,737 78,299 88,042

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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

i Quantities are limited. LX and EX trims expected to arrive at dealerships Spring 2017.



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