PARIS – Slovakia will become the per-capita capital of car making in about five years, when all three of its major auto plants are running near capacity. A landlocked country with a population of 5.4 million, it will have plants with a capacity to produce 800,000 vehicles annually, or one for every seven citizens. At the Geneva auto show earlier this month, Kia Motors Corp. announced it would construct a plant in Zilina, 124 miles (200 km) from the capital of Bratislava, with a capacity ...

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