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September 2007 Sales: Kia Motors America

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Kia Motors America Announces Best September Sales Ever

Original Press Release

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA)
finished out the summer with its third month in a row of record sales with
September sales of 24,087 units, a 0.9-percent over the same period last
year. Leading the way for the brand were Rio, Spectra and Sportage, three
popular models in the Kia lineup. KMA remains on pace for another annual
sales record with year-to-date sales of 232,043 units, a 4.5-percent
increase over the same period last year.

"The summer months proved to be extremely competitive, and we are
seeing customers increasingly turn to Kia for our value proposition, our
reliability and our proven safety records as measured by NHTSA and others,"
said Len Hunt, executive vice president and COO of Kia Motors America.

Rio, which earned the highest ranking in J.D. Power and Associates 2007
Initial Quality Study, sold 2,638 units, a 49-percent increase over the
same period last year. The pillars of the Kia brand, Sportage and Spectra
sold 4,083 and 5,785 units respectively, both increases over the same
period last year. September became the seventh month to produce record
sales for Kia this year.

Kia Motors America -- the sales, marketing and distribution arm of Kia
Motors Corporation in Seoul, South Korea -- offers a complete line of
vehicles through more than 630 dealers throughout the United States. For
more information, including photography, visit

	Model		 2007		 2006			2007		  2006

	Rio		  2,638		1,770		   24,930		20,768
	Spectra	  5,785		4,966		   55,546		55,910
	Optima	   3,004		3,296		   31,021		28,354
	Amanti		 220		  405			5,057		 7,973
	Sportage	 4,083		3,178		   36,150		26,371
	Sorento	  3,249		5,582		   29,687		41,141
	Sedona	   2,544		4,680		   31,825		41,481
	Rondo		2,564		  N/A		   17,827		   N/A

	Total	   24,087	   23,877		  232,043		221,998

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