DETROIT -- What auto maker had U.S. sales equal to Toyota’s Lexus Div. and is keeping the same historical pace as vaunted Honda Motor Co. Ltd.? Korea’s Kia Motors Corp. finishes 2001 with 223,721 U.S. sales. That’s up nearly 40% over 2000. Sales figures for its first seven years in the U.S. rival those of Honda’s first seven years of importing. Kia Motors America Chief Operating Officer Peter Butterfield hopes to see that number grow steadily in 2002 with the addition of the seventh ...

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