Brian Latouf will be responsible for safety regulation matters, strategic legal direction and oversight of safety and emissions investigations. According to his Linkedin profile, Latouf worked for 14 1/2 years at GM, including as director of the Canadian Regional Engineering Center in Ontario. He has a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the University of Windsor in Ontario.
Kia will introduce the entry-level model in North America early next year. It slots between the subcompact Soul hatchback and the compact Sportage crossover, padding the Korean brand's product lineup with six utility vehicles. Kia Canada confirmed on Friday that the vehicle will be sold in Canada.