All posts tagged "kia"

  • Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, center, talks with KIA Vice Chairman and CEO Hyoung-Keun Lee, left, and the Gov. of Nuevo Leon, Rodrigo Medina, right, during an announcement regarding a new KIA Auto assembly plant to be set up in Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. KIA announced the construction of a new auto plant in the northern state of Nuevo Leon which is slated to start operating in 2016. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
    Kia to invest $1 billion in Mexico

    By Park Jin-hai Kia Motors, the nation’s second-largest carmaker, said Thursday that it will build a $1 billion production plant in Mexico by 2016. The carmaker held a signing ceremony involving Kia Vice Chairman Lee Hyoung-Keun, Mexican...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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    Good for the Soul: Kia compact sales soar after Pope’s visit

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Sales of the boxy compact Soul, now dubbed the “popemobile,” jumped around the time of Pope Francis’ visit to Korea earlier this month after his ride throughout the country in the tiny vehicle was...

    • Posted August 20, 2014
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    Pope’s choice of Kia Soul as popemobile highlights down-to-earth leader

    (Yonhap) — Pope Francis’s use of the quirky Soul boxy compact by Kia Motors Corp as his popemobile clearly highlights the pontiff’s down-to-earth image and penchant to be one with ordinary people. Diplomatic, industry and religious sources...

    • Posted August 14, 2014
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  • Hyundai Motor Co.'s Turkey production plant churning out i10 supermini vehicles. (Yonhap)
    Hyundai Motor, Kia hit hard by unfavorable exchange rate in first half

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — South Korea’s two largest carmakers have fallen victim to unfavorable foreign exchange rates that caused an across the board drop in earnings in the first half of 2014 despite better sales from last year,...

    • Posted July 27, 2014
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    Kia Motors net earnings plunge 13.3 percent in Q2

    (Yonhap) — Kia Motors Corp., South Korea’s No. 2 automaker, said Friday its net earnings for the second quarter plunged 13.3 percent on-year to 1.02 trillion won (US$988 million), due to unfavorable exchange rates that offset gains...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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    [HOT LINKS] Major sponsors, including Kia, sever ties with Clippers

    Sponsors are pulling a fast break away from the Los Angeles Clippers and their embattled owner, Donald Sterling. As the condemnation of Sterling and his racially insensitive comments spread Monday, major financial supporters of the...

    • Posted April 28, 2014
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  • Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning at Kia Motors America, poses next to the automaker’s Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show, Friday.
(Courtesy of Kia Motors)
    Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago

    By Kim Tae-jong Kia Motors on Friday unveiled the all-electric Soul at the Chicago Auto Show, which will run through Feb. 17. The Soul electric vehicle (EV) will be available for commercial sales in Korea in the...

    • Posted February 7, 2014
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