Anantapur: KiaMotors Corporation opened its new Indian production facility in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. Following a $1.1 billion investment by Kia, the new Kia Motors India (KMI) manufacturing plant is now fully operational.
According to a press release, the opening ceremony took place two years after construction began in the fourth quarter of 2017. The KMI plant is the production home for Kia’s first ‘made in India’ product, the Seltos compact SUV, with other models to follow in the future.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India, BongkilShin. The ceremony was led by president and CEO of Kia Motors Corporation Han-Woo Park, managing director and CEO of Kia Motors India Kookhyun Shim and key leaders from Kia Motors India, the release added.
“We are proud to open our new production facility in Anantapur today,” said Han-Woo Park. “Now fully in operation, our new plant allows us to serve the growing Indian car market, and export models like the Seltos to markets across the world in major regions. In the longer-term, it will also become a vital part of our global production network.”