SEOUL — Workers on Kia Motors Corp.'s minivan production lines reportedly stayed on through the automaker's scheduled summer break to accommodate the large backlog of Carnival and Carens minivans. A Kia spokesman says there is a three-month wait on the Carens, about a 30,000-unit backlog, and a one- to two-month wait on the Carnival, about 8,000 units. In an effort to cope with the orders, Kia says it has doubled the production capacity to 100,000 units per model. The Carnival, which ...

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