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Kia Motors Manufacturing Slovakia, is Kia’s automobile unique factory in Europe. Sited in Slovakia, production began in December 2006 and from that has built the Sportage, Venga, Ceed alongside their engines. Today we want to share with you how the latest generation of the Kia Ceed is built there.

Kia Motors Slovakia now belongs among the three biggest carmakers and car exporters in Slovakia. In 2017, Kia Sportage constituted 58 percent of annual production in Žilina. Of the total volume of cars produced, Kia Ceed accounted for almost one third, and Kia Venga 9 percent.

Vehicles made in Slovakia covered last year 56 percent of all sales of Kia in Europe; they were most attractive in Russia (14 %), the UK (14 %), Germany (8 %), Spain (8 %) and Italy (6 %).

The most demanded engine produced by Kia in Slovakia was the 1.7 litre diesel engine; last year, diesel engines comprised about 50 percent of the total production, despite that this situation has changed, now a days in Europe Diesel engines are losing the battle in terms of sales. Almost half of the engines were exported to Kia affiliated plant Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech in the Czech town of Nošovice.

Recently, the new Proceed has begun its production at this plant.

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Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Kia & Hyundai. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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