DETROIT – Kia Motors America expects to double sales in the next five years, and new Chief Operating Officer Len Hunt sees many untapped areas for growth. Kia has become the second-fastest growing brand in the U.S., with a 68% increase in sales from 12,000 units in 1994 to 273,000 in 2004, Hunt tells the Automotive Press Assn. here. He expects sales to reach about 280,000 in 2005, and then escalate to a whole new level starting in 2006. A new Sedona minivan and Optima are on tap next ...

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