• 29-JUL-2011

Kia Motors America Statement Regarding White House Announcement of New Greenhouse Gas/Fuel Economy Standards for MY 2017 – 2025 Vehicles

"Kia Motors America (KMA) is one of the automotive industry's current fuel economy leaders, and we have supported the White House and various Federal agencies in the creation of the new national greenhouse gas (GHG)/fuel economy program for passenger cars and light duty trucks," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president & CEO, KMA and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia. "Kia Motors is committed to providing U.S. consumers with safe, high-quality vehicles that achieve outstanding fuel economy and has worked actively with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop advanced vehicles while our EcoDynamics philosophy has created a global alternative fuel and powertrain research program to develop and apply innovative fuel-stretching and emissions-cutting technologies. Kia recently introduced the brand's first-ever hybrid vehicle in the U.S., and the all-new 2012 Rio and Rio5 subcompacts arriving in showrooms later this year will be the first vehicles in the subcompact segment to offer fuel-saving Idle Stop and Go technology."