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Sales growth in August continues


Kia overseas retail sales of passenger cars and light trucks in August 2005 recorded 66,537units, representing a 25.3 % year-on-year increase.

Sales in August 2005 have grown by 49.3 % in Europe, 13.9 % in North America and 18 % in the general market compared to the same period of the last year (general market includes regions of Central & South America, Asia & Pacific and Middle East & Africa).

From January to August of this year, overseas retail sales have jumped to 543,210 units with 576,372 vehicles exported. This represents a year-on-year increase of 29.1 % in sales and 27.7 % in exports.

Kia Motors Corporation ( – one of the fastest growing automakers in the world -- was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia aims to become one of the world’s premier automotive brands. Kia’s 16 manufacturing and assembly operations in 12 countries produce more than 1.1 million vehicles a year that are sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 155 countries. Kia today has over 32,000 employees and annual revenues of $14 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Tennis Open and an official worldwide sponsor of the Davis Cup. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan -- "The Power to Surprise" -- represents the company’s global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.