Hyundai Automotive Group Chairman Chung Mong-koo made a rare appearance Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony in Nosovice, Czech Republic, signifying the start of construction of a new €1.1 billion ($1.5 billion) Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. plant. Chung also officiated over a belated “grand opening” ceremony for a new Kia Motors Corp. plant in neighboring Zilina, Slovakia. The €1 billion ($1.4 billion) greenfield facility has been in production since December. The group chairman continues ...

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