Kia Motors has announced today that the brand's global vehicle production was greener and more sustainable in 2013 than at any point in the brand's history, despite growing sales and production levels around the world.
Kia's year-on-year global sales grew by 1.4% in 2013 to 2,746,643 units, yet an ongoing focus on improving sustainability across the brand's manufacturing facilities has led to a smaller environmental footprint.
Across the brand's three major vehicle manufacturing facilities in Korea – Hwasung, Sohari and Gwangju – a focus on recycling, employee initiatives, greater investment, reducing unit waste and heat capture technology has yielded reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, water consumption and waste materials. Combined, these three facilities produced 1.31 million cars in 2013 – around 46% of Kia Motors' total global production – and 1.26 million engines.
The dash itself is accented by high-tech two digital displays all under one piece of glass, linking Kia’s latest 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster and 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system. This display provides a wide variety of useful information across its 12.3-inch split screens. Many infotainment functions can be controlled using touch-sensitive buttons around the screen, with a similar panel further down the center console for the climate control system. A shift-by-wire dial for the transmission at the base of the center console further expresses the new Carnival’s sense of technology and modernity
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