The painful restructuring process of South Korea's automotive industry that came in the wake of the 1997-98 regional economic crisis is far from complete. But it is now becoming clearer what final shape the industry will take. Amazingly, some of the signs are encouraging and some of the larger companies have emerged from the crisis in better shape and with a much brighter future. Among these is the Hyundai-Kia group, which has been integrating at a rate that even Renault-Nissan would envy.This profile of Kia is extracted from just-auto's exclusive research portfolio.