Kia Motors SP2i SUV trial production begins at Andhra plant; Chandrababu Naidu takes the wheel
South Korean automotive major Kia Motors on Tuesday commenced trial production at its India plant in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.
South Korean automotive major Kia Motors on Tuesday commenced trial production at its India plant in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The company, which plans to launch its first car in the Indian market in the second half of 2019, has invested $1 billion in the facility which has come up in Erramanchi village in Anantapur district. Ancillary units have invested another billion dollars in two vendor parks in the region. The state-of-the-art facility, which has come up on 536 acres of land, will manufacture 300,000 vehicles annually.
Kia Motors SP2i SUV trial
Kia marked the start of trial operations with a launch ceremony at the Anantapur plant, in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and South Korean Ambassador Shin Bongkil, President & CEO of Kia Motors Corp Han-Woo Park and Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India, Kookhyun Shim.