AUTOSHOW-UPDATE 1-KIA sees 2006 global car sales growth slowing

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(Adding details, background) GENEVA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - KIA Motors expects global vehicle sales growth to slow to 14 percent in 2006 from 22 percent in 2005, its chief operating officer told reporters during the Geneva car show on Tuesday. J.M. Park forecast sales to gain to 1.35 million vehicles this year after 1.18 million last year. "Nowhere has our recent success been more evident than here in Europe," he said, citing a growth of 33 percent to 352,000 vehicles in western and ...

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