KIRKLAND, WA – While most auto makers are busy trying to cram as much advanced technology as possible into their vehicles, Kia Motors America President and CEO Peter Butterfield believes there still is a place in the U.S. market for low-tech or no-tech vehicles. “Nobody even builds cars with crank windows anymore,” laments Butterfield. “I said when we were doing (the new '06) Rio, 'Let's put the crank windows in; keep the costs down.' Somebody said, 'No, it costs more.'” However, Rio ...
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