ZILINA, Slovakia – Kia Motors Corp. is studying the possibility of manufacturing or assembling engines in Europe, executives say. Shin Dong Gwan, a Kia executive vice president, confirms the auto maker is considering such a move at the groundbreaking here for its new assembly plant. Shin says there are no plans to make transmissions in Europe, however. (See related story: Kia to Fill New Hyundai Group Plant in Slovakia) A Slovak source close to the team that negotiated the deal for the ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Kia May Make Engines in Europe" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For WardsAuto.com pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: lwilliamson@wardsauto.com or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.