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Kia Motors posts 40.4% increase in September global sales

- 155,223 Kia vehicles sold globally in September
- September sales in China, Korea, Europe, North America and general markets post year-on-year sales growth of 130.3%, 60.4%, 27.6%, 23.6% and 11.0%, respectively
- Cumulative sales in 2009 reached 1,187,795 units, representing an 11.8% year-on-year increase
- Cumulatively in 2009, China, Korea, general markets and North America posted year-on-year sales growth rates of 48.3%, 27.2%, 10.4% and 6.4%, respectively


New Kia cee´d to reduce fuel consumption with MICHELIN ENERGY™ Saver and MICHELIN PRIMACY HP Tires

Michelin has been selected as sole supplier of the original equipment tires for Kia Motors’ new cee’d range. All of the model’s 15”, 16” and 17” sizes will be covered by two tire ranges, the MICHELIN ENERGY™ Saver and the MICHELIN PRIMACY HP.


Kia Motors Corporation appoints new President

- Hyoung-Keun Lee to continue Kia’s tremendous growth in the global automotive industry
- Served as head of Kia Motors’ Western Europe and China operations
- 30 years experience within the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group


Kia Motors Slovakia re-starts the full production and hires new employees

• The plant successfully launched the production of a new version of cee’d model
• The engine daily production will be increased by one third from September
• The volume production of a new model Hyundai ix35 is planned from 2010


Kia Motors Slovakia successfully launches the production of the new version of Kia cee’d

• The official premiere of new Kia cee’d will be at the Frankfurt Motor Show
• Re-newed model of cee’d will be on sale in the Slovak Republic in September 2009


Kia sales climb strongly in 10 countries in May

Kia’s new car sales in Western Europe climbed significantly during May


Paul Philpott appointed Chief Operating Officer

• Paul Philpott moves from successful turn-round of Kia UK operation to lead new focus on growth across Europe
• Appointment marks a major commitment to the future of the Kia brand across Europe, says President Sun-Young Kim


Kia Soul awarded 5-Star Euro NCAP safety rating

The all-new Kia Soul urban crossover has been awarded a 5-Star safety rating (the
maximum score) in the latest Euro NCAP crash test results published today (Wednesday). The Soul’s safety ratings* – with scores of 87% for Adult Occupant Protection, 86% for Child Protection and 86% for Safety Assist equipment – place the Kia among the safest B-Segment sized family cars.


Kia Motors Kicks Off Experiential Global Road Show

- ‘Kia on Tour 2009’ brings latest models to 44 countries around the world
- Supporting local dealerships to highlight launches of newest Kia models


Kia Sportage Top Ranking in AutoPacific 2009 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

- Sportage is highest ranked in compact crossover SUV category
- Sportage commended for offering consumers value and satisfaction
- Extensive list of standard safety and convenience features recognized


Kia Motors posts growth in general markets, China and Korea in April

- 128,272 Kia vehicles sold globally in April
- April sales in China, general markets and Korea post year-on-year sales growth of 39.3%, 13.1% and 5.8%, respectively
- Cumulatively in 2009, general markets, Korea and China posted year-on-year sales growth of 18.1%, 6.5% and 3.8%
- The Middle East & Africa maintained strong sales with a 38% year-on-year increase


Kia sales soar in eight countries during April

- cee’d leading new car sales increase in Western Europe
- Kia outperforms the overall market and continues to raise market share


Year 2008 – a successful year of growth for Kia Motors Slovakia

In 2008 Kia Motors Slovakia revenues jumped by almost 24% year-on-year. An increase of 38% was recorded in 2008 when over 201,000 cars were produced during that period. Kia Foundation Fund created in 2008 is now a part of company’s corporate social responsibility program.


Hyundai-Kia sent 20 Korean students to Slovakia as part of corporate social responsibility program

First project under Hyundai-Kia Committee for corporate social responsibility, Happy Move Global Youth Program, helps connect the cultures


Kia confirms the quality production of its vehicles

Kia Motors Slovakia was awarded an international Quality Management System certificate ISO 9001


Kia Motors to serve another ace to fans at 2009 Australian Open

- Kia enters eighth consecutive year as major sponsor of Australian open
- Kia Fan of the Day and Kia Fan of the Australian Open 2009 to be chosen by fellow fans in stadium and at home online
- Sixth annual Kia Amateur Australian Open World Final to feature 16 teams from 14 countries


New Kia cee’d ISG (Idle Stop & Go) models offer up to 15% fuel savings

- Idle Stop & Go technology available on Kia cee’d models soon
- Fuel savings of up to 15% in city driving
- 1.4-litre Kia cee’d CO2 rating reduced to just 137 g/km
- ISG to be offered on many future Kia models


Kia Amanti (Opirus) Tops Strategic Vision Customer Delight Index®

- Quality of 2008 Amanti recognized through study which helps uncover emotional connections
- Full-size sedan tops large car segment in third major customer survey from Strategic Vision
- Attributes such as fuel economy, performance and engineering stand out for Amanti customers


Kia Motors showcases Soul’ster concept at 2009 North American International Auto Show

- Open-air concept brings up the heat at the Show
- Distinctive design portrays style,practicality and efficiency
- Kia Motors’ design team delivers another high-style concept


New President for Kia Motors Europe

Kia has announced the appointment of Mr Sun-Young Kim to the position of President Kia Motors Europe with immediate effect.