DEARBORN, MI – There are no preparations to launch a luxury brand at Kia Motor Corp., but plans for a U.S. assembly plant could get under way as early as next year, a company executive says here at an industry conference. “To seriously consider a plant in the U.S., which we will at some point in time, we need to be able to sustain volume in excess of 300,000 cars a year on a consistent basis,” says Peter Butterfield, president and CEO of Kia Motors America Inc. “We should get to that level ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Kia Considers Plant But Not Luxury Brand" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (248) 799-2642
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.