Apple Car dreams might be closer to reality with a new investment in Kia Motors
Apple is currently thought to have its own Car in the works, which could launch as early as 2022 or 2023. The OEM has been rumored to partner with a marque such as Volkswagen or Mercedes in order to deliver this project. Now, however, the latest word is that it will sink up to 4 trillion South Korean won (~U$3.6 billion) into Kia, which is owned by Hyundai, instead.
This, then, may be a sign that Apple might develop electric (not to mention potentially self-driving) vehicles with this brand instead. This new leak may be given further weight by the fact Kia has production facilities in the US state of Georgia, which might be more convenient for the putative investor's main California location.
Kia's parent Hyundai is reportedly interested in covering every base of the post-combustible future of personal vehicles, electric, hydrogen and airborne versions of these vehicles included. This, then, might be why Apple is interested in the company as an investment opportunity. Then again, it should still not be taken as absolute gospel of any kind that this is how one corporation intends to make its first-gen car with the other.