When Kia Canada launched in the Canadian market in August 1999 expectations were high about public acceptance, dealer development and ultimately, vehicle sales. Well, on their one-year anniversary month, Kia has exceeded even their own expectations. Not only are they exceeding their own expectations, but they are shattering all kinds of sales records along the way. In August Kia sold 1737 units (a 28% increase over the previous month) which brings the total year-to- date sales to a very competitive 7461 units.