IRVINE, Calif., September 4, 2007 ? Like recent temperatures, sales continue to be hot for Kia Motors America (KMA) this summer, which today announced record August sales of 26,874 units for back-to-back months of record sales and a 7-percent increase over the same period last year. KMA remains on track toward another annual sales record with year-to-date sales of 207,956 units, a 5-percent increase over the same period last year.

"Sales of Kia vehicles continue to be hot this summer," declares Len Hunt, executive vice president and COO of Kia Motors America. "July was a fantastic month for us with a new sales record in a market that had many sales leaders showing a decline. To back up July with another record month in August demonstrates that demand for Kia vehicles continues to grow even in a volatile market."

The Rio and the Sportage also had strong August sales. Rio saw 3,017 units sold, while Sportage sold 4,109 units, both increases over the same period last year.