Top officials from Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. and Kia Motors Corp. were in California City, CA, this week to break ground on the auto makers’ first U.S. proving ground. The $50 million site will test next-generation Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Construction is slated to start later this year, with opening scheduled for late 2004. The facility, located in the Mojave Desert, 100 miles (161 km) north of Los Angeles, will have a 6.4-mile (10.3-km) oval track, a vehicle dynamics testing area, a ...

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