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Kia Motors America Announces October Sales
Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/
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Rio, Amanti and Sedona Post Double Digit Increases

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today
announced October sales of 15,483 units with year-to-date sales of 243,571
units. Kia Rio, Amanti and Sedona vehicles all posted double digit
increases compared with the previous month. Sorento, awarded a top ranking
in the AutoPacific 2008 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards and 2008 Ideal Vehicle
Awards, posted a 2.5-percent increase over the same month last year with
3,101 units sold.

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the sales, marketing and distribution arm
of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a
complete line of vehicles through more than 640 dealers throughout the
United States. For 2007, KMA recorded its 14th consecutive year of record
U.S. sales. Kia Motors subscribes to a philosophy of building high value,
high quality, safe and dynamic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on
producing vehicles that are exciting and enabling and evoke the Kia tagline
"The Power to Surprise."

Kia Motors America is the "Official Automotive Partner of the NBA."
Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is
available at its Web site - http://www.kia.com. For media information,
including photography, visit http://www.kiamedia.com.

                              MONTH OF OCTOBER           YEAR-TO-DATE
    Model                     2008         2007        2008         2007
    Rio                      2,291        2,939       32,620       27,869
    Spectra                  3,265        5,898       62,180       61,444
    Optima                   1,672        3,084       42,450       34,105
    Amanti                     199          202        3,005        5,259
    Sportage                 1,371        4,334       29,224       40,484
    Sorento                  3,101        3,025       23,737       32,712
    Sedona                   1,863        2,952       22,721       34,777
    Rondo                    1,514        2,751       26,194       20,578
    Borrego                    207          n/a        1,440          n/a

    Total                   15,483       25,185      243,571      257,228

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