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Kia Motors Slovakia successfully launched the volume production of new models in 2010 and increased the production volume by more than half

• For the first eleven months in 2010, Kia reached more than a 50% year-on-year increase car production
• Kia Sportage awarded 5-Star safety rating by Euro NCAP and became the Car of the Year 2011 in Slovakia
• Kia launched the volume production of a new three-door model Kia pro_cee’d in December 2010


iF Design awards go to Kia Sportage and Optima

- Latest additions to Kia’s line-up recognized for their design quality, workmanship, innovativeness, eco-friendliness, ergonomics and safety
- Official presentation ceremony to take place on the first day of CeBIT (1 March 2011)


Kia and Hyundai extend FIFA partnership for 2018 & 2022 FIFA World Cup

- FIFA Partner sponsorship continues to enhance Kia’s brand image as a leading global automaker
- Football sponsorship is the core element of Kia sports marketing programs
- Kia, in conjunction with Hyundai Motor, to sponsor all FIFA competitions until 2022 as a FIFA Partner


Two Kia models awarded top honours by EuroNCAP

- Kia Sportage and Venga awarded 5-Star safety rating by EuroNCAP
- Korean brand continues to demonstrate commitment to vehicle safety
- Both models available with a host of active and passive safety features


New Kia Optima Hybrid debuts at LA Auto Show

- Promises unique blend of high performance and fuel economy
- Zero-emissions, electric mode up to 62 mph (100 kph)
- 2.4-liter gasoline engine plus 30 kW electric motor
- Introduces state-of-the-art, high power lithium polymer batteries


Kia Motors Slovakia produced more than 700,000 vehicles

• Kia Sportage is the 700,000th produced car in the plant
• Kia posts a 53.8% year-on-year increase in car production during the first ten months in the year of 2010
• The company employs new people due to the engine production growth


Kia Motors posts 22.7% global sales growth in October

- 182,288 Kia vehicles sold globally in October for 22.7% year-on-year growth
- October sales in North America, general markets, China, Korea and Europe post year-on-year sales growth of 36.8%, 30.0%, 25.0%, 19.8% and 5.9%, respectively


Kia Motors Slovakia reached production record in September

• In September 2010, Kia Motors Slovakia produced 22,222 vehicles
• SUV segment – the major part of production
• Production of the new 1.7 diesel engine since October 2010


Kia Motors focuses on style and technology at Paris Show

- Electric POP concept to headline Kia’s Paris Motor Show stand
- Stunning all-new Kia Optima sedan to make European debut
- Kia continues commitment to sustainable transport with ‘green zone’


New Kia Sportage receives environmental certificate

TÜV Nord certifies good eco-balance of the third generation of the compact SUV in accordance with the ISO 14040 environmental standard


Kia Motors posts 24.4% global sales growth in August

- 173,703 Kia vehicles sold globally in August for 24.4% year-on-year growth
- August sales in general markets, Korea, China and Europe post year-on-year sales growth of 72.1%, 53.4%, 23.1%, and 20.7%, respectively


Electric POP concept to spark Kia interest at Paris

- Concept vehicle with innovative design and eco-friendly appeal


Kia Motors posts 26.0% global sales growth in July

- 180,930 Kia vehicles sold globally in July for 26.0% year-on-year growth
- July sales in general markets, Korea, North America, Europe and China post year-on-year sales growth of 59.6%, 29.6%, 19.2%, 16.7% and 6.0%, respectively


Kia launches new Dynamax™ AWD system for Sportage

• Intelligent active all-wheel-drive system ‘anticipates’ traction requirements
• Magna Powertrain system delivers added stability with emissions cuts


Kia Motors surpasses 1 million unit annual global sales in June

- 184,111 Kia vehicles sold globally in June for 16.2% year-on-year growth
- June sales in general markets, China, North America and Europe post year-on-year sales growth of 52.6%, 18.1%, 17.9% and 12.0%, respectively


New Kia Sportage from Kia Motors Slovakia attracts

• Kia Motors Slovakia launches the volume production of new Kia Sportage
• The company plans to produce around 35,000 Kia Sportage cars in 2010


Students develop their practical skills at Kia Motors Slovakia

• In the 2009-2010 school year, 45 students participated in the practical training
• Kia Motors Slovakia continues to support the technical equipment of schools, so it will donate another 8 cars in 2010


Thanks to Kia cee’d the doctors save the lives

• Since January 2010, Kia cee’d_sw has been used in the Transplantation center in Martin
• The vehicle is used for the transport of surgery teams and organs for transplantation


Kia Motors hands over vehicle fleet for 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM

- Over 200 Kia vehicles to ensure smooth and safe official transportation during the month-long event


The Engine shop construction at Kia Motors Slovakia is in progress

• Kia Motors Slovakia started the construction of the engine shop
• The future capacity will reach the volume of 450,000 engines per year
• Gasoline engines 1.4 L and 1.6 L are intended for export


Kia Motors posts 41% increase in March global sales

- 177,351 Kia vehicles sold globally in March
- March sales in China, general markets, Europe, Korea and North America, post year-on-year sales growth of 98.0%, 55.7%, 33.4%, 26.5% and 23.6%, respectively
- Cerato sales in 2010 nearly reach 100,000-unit mark


Kia Motors Slovakia reached a profit of EUR 25.9 million in 2009

• The revenues of Kia Motors Slovakia represent EUR 1.68 billion for last year
• The company produced over 150,000 vehicles of Kia cee’d and Kia Sportage
• More than 244,000 produced engines contributed to a 37% year-on-year increase


Kia Motors Slovakia will build a new engine shop

• The total investment will reach approximately over EUR 100 million
• The new project will bring more than 270 direct job positions
• The main construction work of the new engine shop will start in April, 2010


Three premieres for Kia Motors at Geneva Motor Show

- World premiere for all-new Kia Sportage crossover
- World premiere of all-electric Kia Venga EV concept car
- European premiere of Kia Ray ‘plug-in’ hybrid sedan concept


Kia accelerates European market expansion through UEFA EUROTOP 2010-2017 sponsorship

- UEFA EUROTOP partnership will strengthen Kia’s brand image with the world’s most popular sport
- Kia continues its commitment to athleticism through its latest sports marketing sponsorship
- A sponsor of UEFA’s flagship national team competitions until 2017 as the official EUROTOP Sponsor of UEFA


World premiere for all-new Kia Sportage at Geneva

- Bold, athletic and sporty all-new Sportage to make its world premiere in March 2010
- Marking a shift in design direction for the popular SUV


Kia Motors Slovakia produced more than 500,000 vehicles and launches the volume production of a new model Hyundai ix35

• Kia cee’d_sw became the 500,000th produced vehicle in the plant
• Volume production launch of a new model Hyundai ix35
• Kia Motors Slovakia donated the 500,000th produced car to the Transplantation center in Martin