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Kia Motors Corporation

Kia Motors Corporation is a Korea-based manufacturer specialized in the provision of automobiles. Headquartered in Seoul, Korea, the Company provides its products under three categories: sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and multipurpose vehicles (MPVs), passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles. Its SUVs and MPVs include leisure vehicles under the brand name Carens, Carnival, Sportage and Sorento. Its passenger vehicles include passenger cars under the brand name Picanto, Rio, Cerato, Magentis, Optima, Opirus and Amanti. Its commercial vehicles include trucks under the brand name Bongo. The Company also offers concept vehicles and automobile parts. The Company’s products are distributed in both domestic and overseas markets. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company had an actual production output of 1,118,582 vehicles.



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