Welcome to 365 Days of Motoring

An Everyday Journey Through Motoring History, Facts & Trivia

Belt up and enjoy this 365-day ride as you cruise past the most momentous motoring events in history. Packed with fascinating facts about races, motorists and the history of the mighty engine, this is a must-visit web site for any car enthusiast.

On This Day

Thursday 7th December 2006

12 years ago

The first showroom ready Kia cee'd ran off the production line in Zilina, Slovakia. In a high profile ceremony, the new cee'd was signed by production and quality control staff, senior management and local dignitaries. Employees joined Mr Euisun Chung, President and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation, Mr In-Kyu Bae, President and CEO, Kia Motors Slovakia, Mr Jan Slota, Mayor of Zilina and Mr Jean-Charles Lievens, Senior Vice President, Kia Motors Europe as they personally 'signed-off' the first cee'd. The new Zilina plant - 200 km north-west of capital city Bratislava - was built in record time. The official groundbreaking took place in April 2004 with showroom production beginning just 28 months later.