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Vlado Gacik Is The World Triathlon Champion

There are definitely many people among employees working for Kia Motors Slovakia, who have talent and have reached their success in many fields other than work. One of them is the 19-year-old Vladislav Gacik.


Autobest 2008

On Wednesday, November 28, 2007, the representatives of the prominent motorist organisation Autobest visited our company.


Kia Motors Opens Second Production Plant In China

On December 10, 2007, Kia Motors Corporation, one of the fastest growing automakers in the world, in conjunction with Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motors, opened its second manufacturing facility in China.


Car of the Year 2008

In an international contest called European Car of the Year 2008, 36 models were nominated this year. Kia cee’d was among the finalists and was awarded the fourth place, which was a great success for us.


Kia Has Achieved Another Award in Sweden

Kia Motors Slovakia have been achieving a great success with its models in different Europeans countries. Recently Kia has received an award in Sweden, where the Motorföraren magazine has been regularly announcing its “Family Car of The Year“ annual award since 1996.


Implementation of Environmental Management System at Kia Motors Slovakia

Generally, implementation of an Environmental Management System (EMS) according to the international standard ISO 14001:2004 is a world global trend. The main objective is to describe and manage the impacts, which an organisation has on the environment with a view to achieve balance between environmental protection and socio-economic needs of the society.


Kia cee’d Becomes the ‘Best-Seller’ in the Czech Republic and Finland

Further confirmation that the popular Kia cee’d is becoming a major attraction for C-segment family car buyers in Europe comes with news that this model has claimed the No1 sales spot in two countries during October.


New Kia Borrego

Kia Motors has revealed that the corporation’s all-new mid-size SUV will bear the name ‘Kia Bor-rego’ when it makes its world premiere at the Detroit Motor Show in early January 2008.


Production of Model eco_ cee’d in Slovakia

The Frankfurt Show concept car eco_cee’d, which was based on the new three-door Kia pro_cee’d hatchback fitted with a 1.6-litre CRDi diesel engine, boasted a combination of small but
significant modifications and equipment additions to the standard vehicle.


Seven Year Warranty For New Model of Kia Sportage

Kia has announced that all new 2008-model Kia Sportage compact SUVs manufactured at its facility in Zilina (Slovakia) will be backed by the ‘best’ new vehicle warranty ever offered, by any manufac-turer, on cars marketed in Europe.


Production of the New pro_ cee’d Model Starts Six Weeks Early

First unit of the 3-door sporty version named pro_cee’d left the production line of Kia plant near Zilina on October 24, 2007. Volume production of the third version of the European model cee’d start six weeks earlier.


European Competition of cee’d Test Drivers

Kia in Slovakia participated in the biggest “cee’d European Test Drive Challenge”. During the summer holidays, all motorists had a chance to test drive Kia cee’d at a Kia dealership in Europe.


Kia Motors Slovakia produced 100,000 cars

Zilina plant produced 100,000 cars last Friday. 100,000th Kia cee’d was manufactured on October 3, 2007. Zilina plant to start mass production of 3-door version of the cee’d model in October.


Kia cee’d as Main Prize at Motor Show

On September 28, 2007, the 15th International Motor Show was held in Nitra at Agrokomplex exhibition grounds. This show is held every year and it is the most complex presentation of automobile scene, including passenger and commercial cars as well as accessories.


Kia opens all-new European Headquarters in Frankfurt

€74 million facility will enable Kia to deliver the best services to customers. Headquarters building also houses Kia’s first independent Design Centre.


Kia Kee – Sports Coupe Concept

The World Premiere of the all-new Kia Kee sports coupe concept at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in Germany last week was a landmark moment in the Kia Motor Corporation’s evolution into a major global automotive company.


Kia showcases eco-friendly performance concept

Fuel consumption improved to just 3.9 litres/100 km. CO2 emissions reduced to a super-low 104 g/km.


Kia cee’d family expands with three-door pro_cee’d

The World Premiere of the new Kia pro_cee’d three-door hatchback, at the Frankfurt International Motor Show in Germany, marks the latest expansion of the popular Kia cee’d family.


Kia’s all-new FCEV platform makes European debut

Kia Motors Corporation is staging the European Premiere of its latest Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) platform at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show.


Kia cee’d wins 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating

Latest results place Kia cee’d among the safest C-segment cars


Kia pro_cee’d three-door model revealed

Kia Motors Corporation has revealed first ‘preview images’ of its exciting new Kia pro_cee’d three-door hatchback model.


Kia has released other ‘preview image’ of the new sports coupe concept car

Kia Motors Corporation has released other ‘preview image’ of the concept car it will unveil for the first time at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on September 11.


Kia to reveal its all-new sports coupe concept car

All-new Kia sports coupe concept car will make its World Premiere at this year’s Frankfurt International Motor Show.


Record-Breaking Half-Year Sales in Slovakia

In the first half of 2007, Kia achieved several record-breaking sales results in Slovakia.


Royal College of Art honours Kia design chief Peter Schreyer

The UK’s prestigious Royal College of Art has awarded Kia Motors Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his contribution to automotive design.


Kia joined the ranks of voluntary blood donors

On the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day, Kia Motors Slovakia supported the idea of voluntary blood donation.


Kia surpasses non-premium average in 2007 Initial Quality Study

Kia Motors has out performed the non-premium average for the first time in the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Initial Quality Study.


Slovakia hosted Kia PR managers from all over the world

Slovakia became a host of the “Kia Global PR Conference“, which attended the Kia Motors Public Relations and marketing managers from all over the world.


Kia was a partner of Zilina City Festival yet again

Kia Motors Slovakia supported the biggest cultural event in Zilina region, the 13th Zilina City Festival, for the fourth time in a row.


Kia to reveal upgraded 2007 Picanto

The newly upgraded 2007 Kia Picanto will make its world premiere at the International Motor Show in Barcelona.


Marketing Guru Philip Kotler in Slovakia

Kia Motors Slovakia was a top partner of the “Marketing Moves” event led by the world famous authority in marketing – Philip Kotler.


Kia sponsored European Taekwon-do Championship

Kia Motors Slovakia became the main partner of the European Taekwon-do ITF Championship held in Poprad.


Kia joins the Top 5 group of the best selling cars in Slovakia

Kia sales in April hit the record 6.4% market share in Slovakia


Kia car sales leap 117% in Slovakia

Kia claims a 5% market share in Slovakia for the first time.


Kia brand becomes official sponsor of UEFA EURO 2008

Kia Motors Corporation, in conjunction with Hyundai Motor, has become an official global sponsor of the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship ™.


Grand Opening Ceremony for Kia’s Slovakia plant

To officially mark the creation of its first-ever assembly plant in Europe, Kia Motors Corporation hosted a ‘Grand Opening Ceremony’ at its Zilina facility in Slovakia.


Labor Ministry Viera Tomanova visits Kia Motors Slovakia

The Slovak Labor, Social Affairs and Family Minister, Mrs. Viera Tomanova, accepted invitation of the President of Kia Motors Slovakia, Mr. In-Kyu Bae, to visiting the production plant nearby Zilina.


Kia cee’d family expands with new Sporty Wagon

The cee’d family is expanding with the introduction of the Sporty Wagon, which makes its world premiere at the 77th Salon de l’Automobiles in Geneva.


World premiere for Kia ex_cee’d cabrio concept

Kia’s exciting all-new ex_cee’d cabrio concept car made its world premiere at the 77th Salon de l’Automobiles in Geneva.


European premiere for Kia Hybrid sedan

Kia unveils a very special version of the Kia Rio Hybrid sedan at the 77th Salon de l’Automobiles in Geneva.


Kia Carnival named “Best Minivan”

The Kia Carnival received another accolade when MotorWeek announced its selection as "Best Minivan" in its 2007 Drivers' Choice Awards.


cee’d wins ‘Playboy’ annual award

The new Kia cee’d won the ‘Everyday Car’ award presented by the Polish edition of Playboy Magazine.


U.S. Ambassador visits the Kia Motors Slovakia plant

The U.S. Ambassador to Slovakia Rodolphe Vallee visited Kia Motors Slovakia and viewed production of the all-new Kia cee´d at production shops.


Police in Zilina test the all-new Kia cee’d

The police in the City of Zilina received the new Kia cee’d model for long-term testing.


Kia earns a top place in major car reliability survey

Kia vehicles have won a top place in one of the world’s biggest surveys investigating the reliability of cars


Sorento earns five-star crash safety rating from U.S. government

The 2007 Kia Sorento earned a five-star crash safety rating for all seating positions in the latest frontal and side impact crash tests


Kia sales in 2006

Kia Motors Corporation’s overseas sales have risen by 3.8 % year-on-year to reach 842,526 units in 2006.


Kia unveils the all-new Kue concept car

Kia Motors America unveiled the all-new Kia Kue crossover concept vehicle at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit