UK: Kia to add more European dealers
South Korean carmaker Kia wants more and better dealers to maintain its momentum as the fastest growing automotive brand in Europe, Automotive News Europe said. Kia's sales surged 52.8% to 62,126 units in the first six months of this year. In 2002, Kia sold 82,000 units in Europe. "Our objective is 125,000 units this year, with growth to 300,000 units in 2005," said Jean-Charles Lievens, vice president of Kia Motors Europe. Lievens, who joined Kia in April 2002, was previously commercial director for Toyota Motor Europe.
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