Kia Opens First U.S. Plant In Georgia

  • November 16, 2009
Kia Motors says a white 2011 Kia Sorento CUV was its first vehicle manufactured in the U.S. The car rolled off the newly completed Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia assembly line on Monday.

The Seoul-based automaker and sibling of Hyundai Motor says it spent $1 billion on the 2,200 acre plant in West Point, Ga. Since 2002 Kia has spent $1.3 billion on U.S. facilities, which include a corporate campus and design center in Irvine, Calif., a research and development center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and vehicle proving grounds in Mojave, Calif.--Karl Greenberg

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