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www.insideHALTON.com • OAKVILLE BEAVER Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • 14 Kia Canada Inc. recorded its best ever month in April shattering the 6000 sales mark for the first time in its eleven year history with 6777 vehicles sold sustaining a 34 per cent growth versus previous year. Kia Canada continues to lead the market in 2011 with the largest percentage increase of 28 per cent year-to-date when mea- suring top ten volume manufacturers in Canada including outpac- ing industry results. Growth continues to be consistent across the country with four straight months that Kia Canada has sustained increased record growth in all four regions of the country . These strong sales results have also contributed to the industry- best sales streak of 28 consecutive months. “It is quite evident that Canadians continue to embrace our world-cl ass desi gn, technol ogy and saf ety whi l e appreciat- ing the benef it of our f uel eff icient vehicl e l ine-up” sai d Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Kia Canada Inc. “The result is an all-time record month exceeding 6000 sal es in Apri l f or the f irst time wit h three vehicl e l ines contri buting with over 1000 sal es each f or the f irst time.” The Kia Forte line-up including the sedan, 5-Door and Koup was the volume leader in April with 1745 vehicles reported sustaining a 35.7 per cent increase. The Georgia bui l t 2011 Kia Sorento Compact Uti l ity Vehicl e (CUV) contin- ues to provi de si gni f icant vol ume with 1273 vehicl es reported nationally charting a 31 per cent increase in comparison to April 2010. The Kia Soul, Urban Utility Vehicle reporting 1128 uni ts or a 41. 7 per cent i ncrease versus previ ous year . “The Kia brand is currently in the second year of an aggressive design-led transformation and recent additions including the all-new 2011 Optima mid-size sedan and later in the year with the all-new 2012 Kia Rio subcompact will continue to drive demand with both our customers and conquest brands in 2011.” said Robert Staffieri, Director of Marketing Kia Canada Inc. “Award winning vehicles like the Optima and others including IIHS top safety picks and five star crash ratings have proven to be a winning formula along with design for Canadians.The month of April also featured the debut of the all-new 2012 Kia Rio sedan and 2012 Kia Soul urban utility vehicle at the New York International Auto Show. Additionall y , the all- new 2012 Ki a Ri o 5-door made i ts North Ameri can debut. The f ourth generation Rio continues t he desi gn-l ed product off en- sive with a revolutionary re-design noting both style and premium presence in the compact car segment. Both varia- tions of t he Rio and Soul f eature impressive Gasol ine Direct Inj ection (GDI) technol ogy that off ers more power, increased f uel efficiency resulting in less emissions. It was also revealed that the 2012 Optima will be manufactured at the Kia Motors Manufacturing facility $1 billion automotive assembl y and manuf acturing pl ant in West Point Georgia. The Optima mi d- size sedan wi ll be bui l t al ong with the Sorento CUV f or North American demand. Maserati stars in Ho ll ywoo d blockbuste r " Limi tless" Metroland Media Carguide Magazine The thriller ‘Limitless’ tells the tale of a 'magic' pill that is able to enhance the powers of the mind and stars Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper. Co-starring is a Maserati GranTurismo painted Gri gio Granito with Avorio interiors. When casting the role, Universal Studios and Relativity Media were on the lookout for a car that boasted style, class and breathtaking performance. The GranTurismo tic k e d a ll t he b oxes as it has a ll t hese c har- acteristics, wit h its power f ul 4.2- l itre ( 405 hp ) and 4.7- l itre ( 440 hp) eng ines, and lines that are ele g ant and harmonious. This is not the first time that a Maserati has made a screen appearance: in fifty years of cinema, actors of the calibre of Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Donald Sutherland, David Niven, Peter Sellers and Alain Delon have all climbed behind the wheel of a Maserati. In the past decade, Jerry Weintraub, producer of Ocean’s Thirteen’, opted for the Quattroporte as the star of the ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ follow up. Maserati's flagship model also played a central role in the second season of TV series 'Entourage' and the 2008 movie 'Max Payne' directed by John Moore and starring Mark Wahlberg. In 2003, in ‘Charlie’s Angels II’, a Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa driven by Robert Patrick was the car of choice for accompanying Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

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    Kia Canada Inc. recorded its best ever month in April shatteringthe 6000 sales mark for the first time in its eleven year history with6777 vehicles sold sustaining a 34 per cent growth versus previousyear. Kia Canada continues to lead the market in 2011 with thelargest percentage increase of 28 per cent year-to-date when mea-suring top ten volume manufacturers in Canada including outpac-ing industry results. Growth continues to be consistent across thecountry with four straight months that Kia Canada has sustainedincreased record growth in all four regions of the country. These

    strong sales results have also contributed to the industry-best sales streak of 28 consecutive months.

    “It is quite evident that Canadians continue to embraceour world-class design, technology and safety while appreciat-ing the benefit of our fuel efficient vehicle line-up” said MariaSoklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) KiaCanada Inc. “The result is an all-time record month exceeding6000 sales in April for the first time with three vehicle linescontributing with over 1000 sales each for the first time.”

    The Kia Forte line-up including the sedan, 5-Door andKoup was the volume leader in April with 1745 vehiclesreported sustaining a 35.7 per cent increase. The Georgiabuilt 2011 Kia Sorento Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) contin-ues to provide significant volume with 1273 vehicles reportednationally charting a 31 per cent increase in comparison toApril 2010. The Kia Soul, Urban Utility Vehicle reporting 1128units or a 41.7 per cent increase versus previous year.

    “The Kia brand is currently in the second year of anaggressive design-led transformation and recent additionsincluding the all-new 2011 Optima mid-size sedan andlater in the year with the all-new 2012 Kia Rio subcompactwill continue to drive demand with both our customersand conquest brands in 2011.” said Robert Staffieri,Director of Marketing Kia Canada Inc. “Award winningvehicles like the Optima and others including IIHS topsafety picks and five star crash ratings have proven to be awinning formula along with design for Canadians.”

    The month of April also featured the debut of the all-new2012 Kia Rio sedan and 2012 Kia Soul urban utility vehicle atthe New York International Auto Show. Additionally, the all-new 2012 Kia Rio 5-door made its North American debut. Thefourth generation Rio continues the design-led product offen-sive with a revolutionary re-design noting both style andpremium presence in the compact car segment. Both varia-tions of the Rio and Soul feature impressive Gasoline DirectInjection (GDI) technology that offers more power, increasedfuel efficiency resulting in less emissions. It was also revealedthat the 2012 Optima will be manufactured at the Kia MotorsManufacturing facility $1 billion automotive assembly andmanufacturing plant in West Point Georgia. The Optima mid-size sedan will be built along with the Sorento CUV for NorthAmerican demand.

    Maserati stars in Hollywoodblockbuster "Limitless"

    Metroland MediaCarguide Magazine

    The thriller ‘Limitless’ tells the tale of a 'magic' pill that isable to enhance the powers of the mind and stars Robert DeNiro and Bradley Cooper. Co-starring is a MaseratiGranTurismo painted Grigio Granito with Avorio interiors.

    When casting the role, Universal Studios and RelativityMedia were on the lookout for a car that boasted style, classand breathtaking performance.

    The GranTurismo ticked all the boxes as it has all these char-acteristics, with its powerful 4.2-litre (405 hp) and 4.7-litre (440hp) engines, and lines that are elegant and harmonious.

    This is not the first time that a Maserati has made ascreen appearance: in fifty years of cinema, actors of thecalibre of Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, DonaldSutherland, David Niven, Peter Sellers and Alain Delonhave all climbed behind the wheel of a Maserati.

    In the past decade, Jerry Weintraub, producer of ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’, opted for the Quattroporte as the star of the ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ follow up. Maserati's flagship modelalso played a central role in the second season of TV series'Entourage' and the 2008 movie 'Max Payne' directed byJohn Moore and starring Mark Wahlberg.

    In 2003, in ‘Charlie’s Angels II’, a Maserati SpyderCambiocorsa driven by Robert Patrick was the car of choice for accompanying Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz,Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.