Kia Motors Corp. plans to unwrap its new 7-passenger cross/utitlity vehicle in South Korea in December before its global premier at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show in January, a source tells Ward’s. Codenamed HM, the CUV is based on Kia’s Mesa concept first shown at the Detroit show in 2005, where it proved to be a hit with showgoers. Although billed as an ’09 model in the U.S., the HM will sell as an ’08 in Korea. The source does not divulge the name for the new entry, ...

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