Kia-Forums.com is owned and operated by AutoForums.com, Inc. Kia-Forums.com is an enthusiast website dedicated to the discussion of Kia Vehicles, Kia Family Cars and Kia SUVs. Kia-Forums.com is completely unofficial and is not endorsed in any way by KIA Motor Corp, its affiliates, or its subsidiaries. KIAź is a registered trademark of KIA Motors Corp. in Canada, the United States, and in other countries around the world. No challenge to the status of KIAź's registered trademarks is intended.
Kia Canada as of the end of April 2008, have sold 10,879 vehicles vs 9,543 for 2007 a 14% increase. They also have 2% of the Canadian market, where a year ago they had 1.9%. To put that in perspective here is the top ten for April 2008
1. GM - 22.5% vs 24.7% for 2007
2. Chrysler - 14.6% vs 14.9%
3. Ford - 12.6% vs 13.3%
4. Toyota - 12.2% vs 11.1%
5. Honda - 9.6% vs 7.8%
6. Mazda - 5.3% vs 5.5%
7. Hyundai - 4.8% vs 4.4%
8. Nissan - 4.6% vs 4.7%
9. Volkswagen - 2.1% vs 2.3% 10. Kia - 2.0% vs 1.9%
Kia Motors America April sales up 16%
5th May 2008
By Staff Writer
Kia Motors America has announced that its sales in April 2008 increased 15.6% to 30,066 units, compared to 26,007 units in April 2007.
The company has reported year-to-date sales of 98,280 total units, compared to 99,610 units for the same period of 2007. Kia's April 2008 growth was led by Spectra and Optima, up 4.8% and 89.3% respectively over March 2008.
Rondo sales increased 118.3% to 2,583 units from 1,183 units in April 2007. Rio sales increased 23.6% to 4,052 units, compared to 3,279 units in April 2007, and Spectra sales increased 16.7% to 8,406 units from 7,203 units in April 2007.
Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia said: "As consumers are looking to further stretch their dollar in the midst of rising gasoline prices and a downward sliding economy, we are pleased to see Kia's fuel-efficient and dynamic product line continue to appeal to new car buyers."
The AutoGuide.com network consists of the largest network of enthusiast-owned enthusiast-operated automotive communities.
AutoGuide.com provides the latest car reviews, auto show coverage, new car prices, and automotive news. The AutoGuide network operates more than 100 automotive forums where our users consult peers for shopping information and advice, and share opinions as a community.