Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. and Kia Motors Corp. are working on a program to aggressively cut the group’s total number of platforms from 18 to six by 2012, and may be considering a plan to consolidate vehicle production at U.S. plants The two Korean auto makers share six of the 18 platforms, on which 32 models are based. These six will be retained and will support 41 models by 2012. The platform program is contained in an investor relations report made at the 2009 Samsung Global Investment ...

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