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Kia's Georgia Plant Builds Their Two Millionth Vehicle

Almost seven years ago, Kia starting building vehicles in the U.S. at a new production facility in West Point, Georgia. Recently, the facility reached a milestone.
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 10:04AM
Author: Will Maley

Yesterday, the two millionth Kia vehicle - a 2016 Sorento SXL - rolled off the production line.

“Assembling two million vehicles in less than seven years is a remarkable achievement, and one that each of our team members can take a lot of pride in. The world-class quality that goes into every Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan we build is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of our team members, and today we salute their commitment to excellence,” said KMMG President and CEO Hyun-Jong Shin in a statement.

The West Point, Georgia facility opened in 2009 and currently builds the Optima midsize sedan and Sorento crossover. The facility is claimed to be responsible for over 15,000 jobs in the area. It is also one of the top rated assembly facilities in the U.S. according to J.D. Power.

Pic Credit: Kia