VIENNA – Kia Motors Slovakia s.r.o. launches serial production of a new 115-hp, 4-cyl. 1.7L CRDi diesel engine at its plant near Zilina, Slovakia. The engine is destined for the new Hyundai ix35 and Kia Sportage cross/utility vehicles, manufactured in Slovakia for European markets. In addition to the new 1.7L powerplant, the Slovak plant manufactures 1.4L and 1.6L gasoline and diesel engines. The mills also are shipped to the Hyundai Motor Mfg. Czech s.r.o. plant in Nosovice, Czech ...

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