RPT-UPDATE 1-S.Korea's Kia Motors Q4 profit sinks, outlook poor


(Repeats to add dropped words in second paragraph) SEOUL, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Kia Motors Corp. , South Korea's second-biggest automaker, reported a 42 percent fall in quarterly profits on Friday, pinched by a stronger won, higher steel prices and hefty marketing costs. Thrusting a spotlight on the murky 2005 outlook for Kia, a sister firm of the country's top auto maker Hyundai Motor Co. , the firm slashed its sales target for this year to 1.21 million units from its earlier target of ...

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