DETROIT – Kia Motors America still wants a U.S. manufacturing plant and a fullsize body-on-frame pickup truck, but can’t say when either of these developments will occur. “Right now we need to build in the U.S.,” KMA President and CEO Peter Butterfield tells Ward’s. “We are continuing to talk about North American manufacturing and our positioning is not a question of whether or not, it’s a question of when,” he says. Kia still wants fullsize pickup truck. Asked if Kia would lean ...

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