Kia is still considered an up-and-coming car brand in the United States, but the Korean automaker hit a major milestone this week, producing their one-millionth vehicle in the United States.
The one-millionth vehicle was a snow white pearl 2014 Sorento SXL assembled at Kia’s manufacturing plant in West Point, Ga. Since the plant opened in 2009, it has created more than 11,000 jobs for the region, and today the plant produces the Kia Optima and the Kia Sorento for hundreds of dealerships across the country.
Byung Mo Ahn, Group president and CEO for Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, had nothing but praise for the West Point workers, stating, “People are the heart and soul of this company, and our team members’ commitment to world class quality is one of the major driving forces behind Kia’s unprecedented sales and market share growth in the U.S. over the last few years.” He also called the one-millionth vehicle milestone “a tremendous achievement” which Kia “can take great pride in.”
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