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figures from the US just made available:

MONTH OF APRIL - YEAR-TO-DATE

Model - 2008 - 2007 - 2008 - 2007
Rio - 4,052 - 3,279 - 13,150 - 9,588
Spectra - 8,406 - 7,203 - 26,419 - 21,696
Optima - 4,550 - 4,538 - 13,746 - 13,963
Amanti - 235 - 528 - 791 - 3,266
Sportage - 3,960 - 3,695 - 13,746 - 15,410
Sorento - 2,991 - 2,883 - 7,612 - 12,962
Sedona - 3,289 - 2,698 - 10,580 - 18,622
Rondo - 2,583 - 1,183 - 12,236 - 4,103

Total - 30,066 - 26,007 - 98,280 - 99,610

(sorry having trouble with the spacing, doesn't seem to work like a spreadsheet when you copy and paste)

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figures for KIA Canada for April
3,719 vs 3,318 for April 2007 up 12.1%
(do not have any model breakdown, yet)

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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%
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Rondo for Canada just hit a all time monthly high (probably a all time low for the Amanti). Here is the model breakdown for April:

Rio - 1086
Spectra - 460
Magentis - 123
Amanti - 19
Rondo - 1039
Sportage - 541
Sorento - 136
Sedona - 315
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Accually last september there were only 10 Amanti sold in Canada.
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Kia Motors America April sales up 16% - Automotive Business Review

Kia Motors America April sales up 16%
5th May 2008
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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."

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MONTH OF APRIL YEAR-TO-DATE
Model 2008 2007 2008 2007
Rio 4,052 3,279 13,150 9,588
Spectra 8,406 7,203 26,419 21,696
Optima 4,550 4,538 13,746 13,963
Amanti 235 528 791 3,266
Sportage 3,960 3,695 13,746 15,410
Sorento 2,991 2,883 7,612 12,962
Sedona 3,289 2,698 10,580 18,622
Rondo 2,583 1,183 12,236 4,103
Total 30,066 26,007 98,280 99,610
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Could part of the Amanti "problem" be that the car is just plain BUTT UGLY? Had it been built in 1958 the Edsel would have outsold it three to one on looks alone!

My humble opinion, mind you..
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Could part of the Amanti "problem" be that the car is just plain BUTT UGLY?
Well, IMHO the Rondo is ugly, but it's got a heart of gold.... KC
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Well, IMHO the Rondo is ugly, but it's got a heart of gold.... KC
don't you think its time to get the snow out of your avatar background, I've seen enough of that stuff this year to last me a lifetime

IMHO I actually think the Rondo is quite a good looking car, its growing on me, the more I look at it the better it gets
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Kia Motors America April sales up 16% - Automotive Business Review

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.

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didn't you see my entry at the start of this thread
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Well, IMHO the Rondo is ugly, but it's got a heart of gold.... KC
I find it gets better looking when I am drinking beer . I got her for her personality not her looks.
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