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Hyundai Motor has stopped plans to produce pick-up trucks at a new Kia factory in the US and may make more fuel efficient Hyundai cars there instead.

The decision was due to falling demand for ‘gas-guzzling’ vehicles amid record high oil prices, according to

The report said Kia had planned to build mid-sized trucks at a new factory in Georgia.

Hyundai would review the plan when US economic conditions improve, it added.