Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee, Vice Chairman & CEO, Kia Motors Corp on Driving the Nation

Frankfurt, Germany - I sat down with Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee, Vice Chairman & CEO, Kia Motors Corp. Of the things we talked about one area was how well Kia was doing in Brazil. I had talked to some Brazilians and they had said that both China and Korea were doing well, but that the Chinese [...]

China, GM, Kia and the Frankfurt auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

Every country that is doing business with China is having issues with China wanting their intellectual property. Kia is no different. Kia wants to take electric vehicles into China, but not with Korean batteries, with Chinese batteries. Access into China, for all companies, means greater market access, but at what price? The World Trade Organization [...]

Kia Executives in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea Thomas Oh, senior executive vice president, and chief operating officer at Kia in Korea Soon-Nam Lee, director-Kias overseas marketing, and Michael Sprague, Kias U.S. marketing chief, were interviewed at Kias Seoul headquarters. In July 2011 the Hyundai group was only 7,000 units away from beating the Chrysler group in sales. The Chrysler group [...]

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Kia means “rising out of Asia” on the John Batchelor radio show

Seoul, Korea - Kia means "rising out of Asia" on the John Batchelor radio show. John Batchelor talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Kia, history, present and future. Kia started as a manufacturer of bicycle parts in 1944 under the name Kyungsung Precision Industry. In 1961 Kia started producing motorcyles and in 1973 [...]

Mercedes-Benz Museum design July 29, 2011

Mercedes-Benz Museum and design center Thanks for having me back. I went to Sindelfingen, Germany and Stuttgart, Germany a couple of weeks ago. Did you know that you can go to a local dealer to order your car and then go to Germany and pick up your car and take a European trip, bring it [...]

2011 KIA Optima overview with Michael Sprague

Michael Sprague is vice president, marketing & communications for Kia Motors America. Sprague gave me an overview of the  2011 Kia Optima. Sprague talked about the models, the engines, and the hybrid coming in 2011. The new car will be available in three trim levels: LX, EX and SX. There are three Theta II powerplants: [...]

Michael Sprague, Vice President, Marketing, KIA

We're in San Francisco, CA with Michael Sprague, Vice President of Marketing for Kia Motors. Kia is bringing out the refreshed Sportage, which Sprague talks about. He also talks about the truck and cars sales for July, 2010. How many trucks and cars does Kia have? Why are truck sales better than car sales for [...]

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Walter Sacki on the Kia Sportage’s Magna Powertrain

2010 Kia Sportage The Kia Sportage is utilizing the Magna Powertrain on its all-wheel-drive Kia Sportage. Here is Walter Sacki talking about the Magna Powertrain. The unit is on the rear axle drive and is known as Dynamax. The unit allows for better curve control and a sportier feel. Watch the demo video as Walter [...]

By |2020-02-29T20:05:22-08:00August 21st, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Kia, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , |0 Comments

Strolling the floor of the 2010 Geneva auto show

80th International Motor Show, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland- Stroll with me on the floor of the 2010 Geneva autoshow. In the next four videos you will see: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Pandion concept by Bertone Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aston Martin Cygnet pre-production concept 2011 Audi A1 Audi A1 E-Tron concept 2011 Audi [...]