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High performance Kia pro_cee’d GT set for 2013 launch

the first glimpse of the Kia pro_cee’d GT


Kia Motors posts 3.1% global sales growth in October

- 228,146 Kia vehicles sold in October for 3.1% year-on-year growth


Kia in Slovakia posts a record month in car production

• Kia Motors Slovakia has produced more than 253,000 cars in 2012; it overcame the last year production at the beginning of November
• October production recorded 30,000 manufactured vehicles which represents a 35% year-on-year increase


Kia cee’d acclaimed at German Design Award 2013

Special mention’ for cee’d’s exceptional design quality
- Latest achievement for award-winning second-generation cee’d range


Kia Motors posts 13.3% global sales growth in September

•246,733 Kia vehicles sold in September for 13.3% year-on-year growth
•September sales in North America, general markets, Europe and China post year-on-year sales growth of 31.3%, 23.6%, 18.5% and 1.1%, respectively


Kia Motors enters the ranks of the ‘Top 100 Best Global Brands’

- Kia’s brand valued at $4.1 billion USD to achieve 87th place on global top 100 brand ranking study
- Advances in product quality, design and innovative marketing were noted as key factors for Kia’s dramatic brand value increase


Kia Motors Slovakia Needs Your Help to Become a National Champion in the European Business Awards

This year, for the first time ever, organisers of the European Business Awards have introduced a new video element to the awards and also a brand new online public voting system.


Two world premieres for Kia at Paris Show

•World premiere of all-new Kia Carens compact MPV
•Global debut for new three-door Kia pro_cee’d


World premiere for all-new Kia pro_cee’d at Paris Motor Show

Kia Motors will reveal the third member of its second-generation cee’d family, the all-new pro_cee’d three-door hatchback, at the Paris Motor Show on 27 September.


Kia Motors posts 7.4% global sales growth in August

212,405 Kia vehicles sold in August for 7.4% year-on-year growth
- August sales in North America, Europe, general markets, and China post year-on-year sales growth of 22.8%, 22.2%, 2.3% and 0.2%, respectively


Kia investment in R&D underpins commitment to environmental responsibility

Increases in R&D spend accelerate improvements in production efficiency and the rollout of vehicles with reduced emissions
- Kia manufacturing is now 44% more eco-efficient
- EcoDynamics technology has improved Kia vehicle efficiency by up to 41%
- Kia invested US$20.2 million in charity programs for 27,500 individuals in 2011


Kia Quoris flagship to set new standards for comfort and convenience

Large LCD information display delivers high-definition graphics
- Exceptionally spacious interior beneath large glass sunroof
- Premium Lexicon audio system and multi-media rear seat entertainment


New-generation Kia cee’d awarded top safety score by EuroNCAP

Second-generation cee’d awarded a five star EuroNCAP safety rating
High scores acheived across all elements of the test


Kia Motors earns environmental certificates from TÜV Nord

- Three models earn ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
- First and second generation cee’d earn ISO 14062 Design for Environment (DfE)
- Kia recognized for realization of minimal impact on environment in its overall manufacturing process


Three Design Awards for Kia in Automotive Brand Contest 2012

New Kia cee’d acclaimed for exterior and interior design
• Kia GT wins in the concepts category
• Awards presentation on 27 September at the Paris Motor Show


Kia Cerato (Forte) sedan becomes longer, lower and wider

Sleeker profile, plus futuristic and dynamic styling
- Extended wheelbase delivers increased cabin space


All-new Kia Carens to premiere at Paris Show

Lower, sleeker compact MPV promises stylish spacious practicality
- World premiere on September 27 at Paris Motor Show


Dynamic new look for Kia’s popular Cerato (Forte)

Completely redesigned compact sedan will be longer, lower and wider

- New model to be called ‘K3’ in the Korean market


Kia ‘Quoris’ flagship sedan promises premium driving convenience and innovative safety technologies

•New rear-wheel drive flagship to be named ‘Quoris’ for export markets
•Innovative driving assistance and active safety technologies
•Safety systems utilize radar, cameras and haptic technology


Kia Motors achieves record results in car production in Slovakia

• During the first six months in 2012, Kia produced more than 149,000 vehicles in Slovakia which means a 10-per-cent year-on-year growth
• The month of June represented the record monthly production with 27,500 produced units
• The company is preparing for the production of a new model during the summer shutdown of the plant


Kia breaks ground on third China plant

300,000-unit annual capacity plant to bring Kia’s total manufacturing capacity in China to 730,000 cars per year

- Facility to build China-specific models upon completion in first half of 2014


Kia launches elegant and luxurious all-new flagship sedan

Elegant simplicity and balanced proportions create a premium feeling

- First modern rear-wheel drive Kia has V6 power plus 8-speed transmission

- Introduces a host of advanced features and technologies new to Kia

- Striking sedan on sale in Korea from today with export sales later in 2012


Kia Motors posts 13.4% global sales growth in March

- 245,238 Kia vehicles sold globally in March for 13.4% year-on-year growth
- March sales in North America, Europe, China general markets and Korea post year-on-year sales growth of 29.4%, 19.3%, 19.1%, 8.0% and -8.8%, respectively


Kia launches all-new cee’d production in Slovakia

• New Kia cee’d is designed, engineered and manufactured exclusively in Europe
• Second-generation of Kia’s best-selling model in Europe is more sophisticated, more efficient, more refined
• Kia plans to produce around 285,000 vehicles this year in Slovakia


Record year for Kia’s European production facility

• Kia’s Slovakia production facility posts record output figures
• Vehicle production up 10 per cent, engine production up 12 per cent
• More than 900 new staff recruited to support introduction of third shift
• Kia makes significant additional investment in facility and local area


Kia claims two more red dot design awards

• Kia Rio and Picanto honoured in prestigious European design competition
• Latest successes take Kia’s total to six red dot award wins since 2009
• Multiple industry honours are further endorsement of Kia’s design strategy


Kia Motors posts 21.3% global sales growth in February

- 205,876 Kia vehicles sold globally in January for 21.3% year-on-year growth
- February sales in China, North America, Europe, general markets and Korea post year-on-year sales growth of 41.8%, 35.5%, 30.6%, 5.0% and 2.5%, respectively


World premiere for all-new Kia cee’d at Geneva

• World premiere of all-new second generation Kia cee’d 5-door and wagon
• New cee’d features 1.6-liter GDI coupled with Dual Clutch Transmission
• European premieres of Kia Ray EV and Track’ster concept car
• Infotainment concepts point to the future of in-car communications


Kia launches new global Facebook Page to forge deeper connections in the social era

- People can now interact with the automaker via its new Facebook® Page and Page timeline
- Kia demonstrates its social media leadership as one of the first automakers to adopt Facebook Pages


Kia reveals all-new ‘K9’ flagship sedan for Korean market

- All-new model completes Kia’s ‘K’-series range in the Korean market
- Combination of Kia’s ‘best of the best’ design, driving performance and new technologies


Kia signs on to support World Environment Day 2012

- Kia partners with United Nations Environment Programme to support its global day for positive environmental action
- Kia will award five fuel-efficient vehicles to organizations mobilizing noteworthy environmental activities


Kia pledges €1.5 million for charity shrub planting programme in Africa

Kia Motors Europe is to sponsor a long-term charitable programme for the planting of shrubs in southern Mali, West Africa. The project, called ‘Kia – Planting for a Better Life’.


Kia cee’d – The second generation is ready to go

Combining dynamic, sophisticated styling with maturity and prestige, the all-new cee’d five-door hatchback makes its world debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.


Kia reveals sketches of all-new flagship sedan

- Kia’s first rear-wheel drive vehicle
- To be launched in domestic Korean market in the first half of 2012
- Launch timings for other markets to be confirmed


Kia dreams big with Track’ster concept car unveil at 2012 Chicago Auto Show

- Performance concept kick starts driving enthusiasts’ hearts
- World debut of high-performance Soul-based concept
- Aggressive design, all-wheel drive and 250 horsepower make for a driver’s dream


Kia Motors Slovakia increases basic salaries by 4.5%

The company Kia Motors Slovakia will increase as of February 2012 basic salaries of all its employees by 4.5%. Furthermore, the employees’ basic salaries will also grow individually throughout this year based on internal regulations as well.


The clowns with red noses guarded a production of the 1,000,000th car in Kia Motors Slovakia

• Kia cee’d model with a 1.6-liter diesel engine became the 1,000,000th produced car in the plant
• The millionth produced car will bring the smile to the ill children


Kia produced 250,000 cars and 359,000 engines last year

• Car production in Kia Motors Slovakia has grown by 10%
• Kia Sportage became the most produced car of 2011
• Kia plans to produce 285,000 cars in 2012


Kia cars keep Australian Open 2012 moving

- 1,010 vehicles provided for Australian Open tournaments over 11 years of sponsorship
- More than 400,000 kilometers expected to be clocked by specially-trained volunteer drivers
- On- and off-line Kia related events round out the Australian Open 2012 experience


Kia releases first official image of next generation cee'd

The new Kia cee’d combines styling typically found on a sporty coupe with the space and functionality of a five-door hatch.


Kia Motors ends record-breaking 2011 with 18.6% increase in global sales

- 2,478,959 Kia vehicles sold globally in 2011 for a 18.6% year-on-year increase
- 2011 sales in North America, China, Europe, general markets and Korea post year-on-year sales growth of 34.2%, 30.1%, 22.1%, 10.6% and 1.8%, respectively
- Cerato (Forte) is Kia’s bestselling overseas model in 2011 with 410,709 units delivered


New President of Kia Motors Slovakia

At the beginning of 2012, Kia Motors Slovakia appointed a new president. Eek-Hee Lee was appointed to the position of President and CEO of Kia Motors Slovakia plant in Teplicka nad Vahom.