Kia cee’d Production Passes 200,000'd2_16120.jpg

Its party time for managers and staff at Kia’s vehicle manufacturing facility at Zilina in Slovakia! Kia has marked another significant highlight when the 200,000th Kia cee’d was finally built and took off the final assembly line last May, 23, 2008, Friday. The 200,000th car is a three-door Kia pro_cee’d with a Dakar Yellow paintjob. The vehicle is intended for German customers.

“This is another truly significant day for Kia. We produced our 100,000th cee’d last September, 10 months after start-up, and with the addition of the cee’d wagon and pro_cee’d three-door hatch, we have reached our 200,000th cee’d after only eight months. We have also been consistently achieving record productivity levels while maintaining excellent build quality. These last two factors, plus the style, design, quality and durability of the Kia cee’d cars manufactured here in Slovakia, have enabled us to offer the unique Kia 7-Year Warranty on cee’d which has played a part in triggering a growing surge in Kia sales across Europe,” says Mr. In-Kyu Bae, President and CEO Kia Motors Slovakia (KMS). “

Zilina has set a series of innovative productivity records with 915 units built in a single day (Monday 21 April), 4,474 units in a single week (week starting 7 April) and 19,300 units in one month (April) this year. How about that?

“Since the Kia cee’d’s launch in Europe in December 2006, the cee’d family, with its choice of five-door, three-door and wagon body styles, plus attractive styling, high quality and 5-Star EuroNCAP safety standards, has played a significant role in winning over thousands of new consumers to the Kia brand,” says Mr. Paul Willis, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kia Motors Europe.


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