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New President for Kia Motors Europe

Kia has announced the appointment of Mr Byung-Tae (Brandon) Yea to the position of President of Kia Motors Europe with immediate effect.


Kia to introduce third shift at Zilina manufacturing facility

• Production volumes scheduled to rise during first quarter of 2012
• 1,000 new employees recruited to help meet high demand for Kia models
• 2011 Kia sales are up 18.7 per cent in Europe, 18.4 per cent around world


Two world premieres for Kia at Frankfurt Show

World premiere of all-new Kia GT concept car
World premiere of three-door hatchback Kia Rio


Kia Motors posts 13.8% global sales growth in August

- 197,695 Kia vehicles sold globally in August for 13.8% year-on-year growth
- August sales in China, North America, Europe, general markets and Korea post year-on-year sales growth of 40.9%, 24.0%, 19.8%, 0.9% and -5.2%, respectively


Kia awarded three environmental certificates by TÜV Nord

- All-new Kia Picanto, Rio and Optima granted ISO 14040 (LCA) status
- Models certified for low environmental impact throughout their lifecycles
- Efficient engines and vehicle production methods contribute to success


Kia wins four design awards in new Automotive Brand Contest

- Top title ‘Best of Best’ secured in the category for overall brand design
- Three Kia models triumph in the category for Exterior Design
- New competition promoted by the German Design Council


Kia Motors Slovakia production growth in 2011

• Kia produced more than 134,000 cars within the first six months of 2011 and has recorded a 26% year-on-year increase
• The company plans the new Engine shop volume production launch in the second half of the year 2011
• Kia Venga model production is scheduled for the autumn 2011


Kia Motors posts 17.4% global sales growth in June

- 216,106 Kia vehicles sold globally in June for 17.4% year-on-year growth
- June sales in North America, China, Europe, general markets and Korea post year-on-year sales growth of 38.0%, 26.6%, 24.8%, 10.0% and -5.0%, respectively


Kia Motors posts 23.1% global sales growth in April

- 214,817 Kia vehicles sold globally in April for 23.1% year-on-year growth
- April sales in North America, China, Europe, general markets and Korea post year-on-year sales growth of 53.5%, 23.0%, 19.9%, 11.2% and 10.4%, respectively


One millionth engine produced at Kia Motors Slovakia

• Kia’s popular 1.4-litre gasoline engine sets production milestone
• Kia Motors Slovakia producing more than 1,350 engines per day
• Over EUR 100 million invested in the extension of the engine production facility


Kia Motors to sponsor Copa America Argentina 2011

- Kia becomes the official sponsor of Copa America Argentina 2011
- Kia strategically broadens its football sponsorship, adding to partnerships with FIFA, UEFA and European football clubs


Kia Motors posts 21.9% global sales growth in March

- 216,219 Kia vehicles sold globally in March for 21.9% year-on-year growth
- March sales in North America, Korea, China, general markets and Europe post year-on-year sales growth of 41.8%, 21.3%, 17.9%, 17.4% and 12.1%, respectively


Kia Motors Slovakia produced more than 229,500 cars in 2010

• The revenues of Kia Motors Slovakia represent EUR 2.888 billion for last year
• The company produced a record amount of vehicles in 2010 and reached more than a 52% year-on-year increase
• More than 320,900 produced engines contributed to a 31% year-on-year increase


Top honors for Kia Motors at red dot design awards

- Car maker takes home two prestigious design awards
- New Kia Optima sedan wins ‘best of the best’ title
- Kia Sportage claims a further red dot award
- Four Kia vehicles now honored with design accolades


Kia Motors posts 18.5% global sales growth in February

- 169,727 Kia vehicles sold globally in February for 18.5% year-on-year growth
- February sales in North America, Europe, Korea, general markets and China post year-on-year sales growth of 35.6%, 18.6%, 17.5%, 15.3% and 5.4%, respectively


Kia Motors Slovakia will increase salaries by 4.25% on average

• Kia continues in its long term commitment to become one of the best employers in Zilina region and Slovakia
• Kia Motors Slovakia guarantees a minimum increase of salaries by 3% for every profession


First photos of all-new Kia Rio released

- Korean spice and Latin flair for Kia’s B-segment newcomer
- Available in 3-, 4-, and 5-door body styles – depending on market
- Offered with wide range of fuel-efficient and low-CO2 engines
- New Rio to be unveiled at Geneva Show, alongside new Picanto


Kia Sportage named ‘International Truck of the Year’ in the U.S. by ICOTY jury

- Compact CUV honored during 2011 North American International Auto Show
- Sportage is praised for stunning design and outstanding lifestyle compatibility
- Streamlined look, high quality features and impressive value make Sportage appealing to buyers


Kia Motors posts 26.5% global sales growth in 2010

- 2,089,355 Kia vehicles sold globally in 2010 for a 26.5% year-on-year increase
- 2010 sales in general markets, China, North America, Europe and Korea post year-on-year sales growth of 47.1%, 38.3%, 18.5%, 18.1%, and 17.4%, respectively
- Cerato (Forte) is Kia’s best selling overseas model in 2010 with over 400,000 units delivered


New President of Kia Motors Slovakia

On January 1, 2011, Mr. Myung-Chul Chung, was appointed to the position of President and CEO of Kia Motors Slovakia plant in Teplicka nad Vahom.