Kia CEO wants 'younger-looking' products

July 2001
Automotive News;7/23/2001, Vol. 75 Issue 5940, p15
Trade Publication
Presents an interview with B.M. Ahn, chief executive officer of Kia Motors America concerning automobile products in Sedona, Arizona. Plans of Ahn to elevate the quality of Kia products; Views of Ahn on the car warranty; Comments on the plan of Kia and Hyundai to build a joint design center in California.


Related Articles

  • Kia chief sees quality, safety as keys to U.S. growth. Kachadourian, Gail // Automotive News;1/19/2004, Vol. 78 Issue 6076, p30 

    In a bid to improve its image, Kia Motors America Inc. CEO Peter Butterfield said the company must improve its quality and is focusing on safety as a selling point. Kia ranked lowest in the 2003 survey with a rate of 168 problems per 100 vehicles, although that was a sharp improvement over the...

  • personnel.  // Automotive News;7/13/2009, Vol. 83 Issue 6368, p15 

    The article offers information on several persons from the automobile industry. Mark Bonfigli, chief executive officer (CEO) of Dealer.com, of Burlington, Vermont has received the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the technology category in New England. Adam Perlow has been...

  • Kia joins resistance to increasing TV ad prices. Rechtin, Mark // Automotive News;5/10/2004, Vol. 78 Issue 6092, p30B 

    Disgusted with the poor return on investment in TV advertising, Kia Motors America Inc. CEO Peter Butterfield is looking to other media venues to market his company's vehicles. The chief cause of the price increases is more demand by drug companies for airtime, which is forcing advance...

  • 2011 ALL-STARS.  // Automotive News;11/28/2011, Vol. 86 Issue 6492, p28 

    The article profiles Ahn Byung-Mo, chief executive officers (CEO) of Kia Motors America. In 2008, Ahn was named head of both Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in 2008. Sales are up 35 percent in 2011. It is stated that things have improved significantly while Ahn has run...

  • Kia Optima Gets a Euro Feel. Finlay, Steve // Ward's Dealer Business;May2006, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p8 

    The article reports on the integration of a European-like suspension into the 2006 1/2 Kia OPtima, a midsize sedan with a tighter ride and more precise steering than its predecessor. Apparently, it took some lobbying to convince Kia to tune the suspension closer to a firmness preferred by...

  • Kia widens appeal with Sephia. Arnholt, Mike // Ward's Auto World;Nov95, Vol. 31 Issue 11, p68 

    Reports on the launching of the Kia Sephia from Kia Motors America Inc. Dual air bags and all-new powerplant; Availability in manual 5-speed or electronic 4-speed automatic.

  • Shortage of Rios delays Kia ad campaign. Cantwell, Julie // Automotive News;8/7/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5887, p6 

    Reports on Kia Motors America Inc.'s launch of the Rio automobile in the United States as of August 7, 2000. Shortage of the vehicle; Delay in the launch of the advertising campaign supporting the vehicle launch.

  • Kia recalls '96 Sportage.  // Automotive News;7/15/1996, Vol. 70 Issue 5669, p1 

    Reports on Kia Motors America's recall of about 700 1996 Sportage EX sport-utilities to fix a problem that can cause the accelerator pedal to stick. Date of construction of affected vehicles.

  • Kia aims Sportage at compact sedan owners. Rechtin, Mark // Automotive News;9/23/1996, Vol. 71 Issue 5679, p30 

    Reports on Kia Motors America Inc.'s marketing campaign for the Sportage automobile. Features of Sportage; Focus of Kia's advertising efforts.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics