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Another Korean Carmaker Gets Its House Cleaned

If I’m one of the Big Three automaker, or one of the leading Japanese auto companies, I’m showing very limited fear of Koreans Hyundai and Kia.

Kia’s Korean management over the weekend appaarently threw some kind of a hissy fit, resulting in the ouster of CEO Len Hunt and marketing chief Ian Beavis. That shake-up came two months after Hunt was elevated to CEO from COO. Hyundai last year, of course, parted ways with its COO, Steve Wilhite, after less than a year on the job. The COO before that was axed shortly after promotion, as well.