ANANTAPUR- Kia Motors Corporation has officially opened its new Indian production facility in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh. Following a USD 1.1 billion investment by Kia, the new Kia Motors India (KMI) manufacturing plant is now fully operational.
The grand opening ceremony takes place just 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 the Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Shri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and His Excellency, Mr. Bongkil Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India. The ceremony was led by Mr. Han Woo Park, President and CEO of Kia Motors Corporation, Mr.Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India, and key leaders from Kia Motors India.
“We are proud to open our new production facility in Anantapur today,” said Mr. 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.”