Slovakia’s economy, dominated by automakers including Volkswagen Group, PSA Group, Kia and Jaguar Land Rover, slowed unexpectedly in the second quarter when it expanded by 1.9 percent, down from a 3.7 percent rise in the first quarter and missing analysts’ expectations of 3.3 percent growth.
Kia will add a 48-volt mild hybrid Ceed next year to the compact hatchback’s gasoline and diesel engine lineup, the automaker’s chief operating officer for Europe, Michael Cole, said.
Arnošt Barna was waiting for the definitive confirmation of the Chief Executive Officer of Kia Motors Czech for more than a year. The company officially appointed him as CEO on January 4, 2018, with effect from January 1, 2018.
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