KIA MOTORS MANUFACTURING GEORGIA TO ADD 2012 KIA OPTIMA MIDSIZE SEDAN TO PRODUCTION LINE
West Point, Georgia Plant in Midst of Third Wave of Hiring in Preparation for Addition of Second Kia Vehicle
- Addition of second Kia car during Kia’s initial U.S. public plant will move a sum series of jobs combined during KMMG to scarcely 3,000
- Kia’s award-winning midsize sedan will be constructed alongside best-selling Sorento CUV during KMMG1
NEW YORK, Apr 21, 2011 – Kia Motors now announced skeleton to enhance prolongation during Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) with a serve of a critically acclaimed Kia Optima midsize sedan. The West Point, Georgia plant is scheduled to start producing a 2012 indication year Optima in a third entertain of 2011, and KMMG is now usurpation applications for a third call of employing to support a increasing production. The sum series of organisation members during KMMG is approaching to strech scarcely 3,000 after this year.
“The success of a West Point, Georgia plant and a high-quality Sorento CUV built there underscores a courtesy to fact and joining to peculiarity and craftsmanship exhibited by any KMMG organisation member and is a primary reason for Kia Motors’ preference to supplement Optima to a plant’s prolongation line,” pronounced Byung Mo Ahn, organisation boss and CEO, Kia Motors America (KMA) and KMMG. “Kia is experiencing extensive expansion in a U.S., and a increasing volume during KMMG will emanate some-more jobs during a plant as good as circuitously and on-site suppliers and is a latest proof of a invariable joining to a U.S. and internal economies.”
KMMG began producing a 2011 Sorento in November, 2009, and a CUV ceaselessly exceeded expectations and has been KMA’s best-selling car for 15 uninterrupted months. In 2010, a U.S.-built Sorento represented 30 percent of KMA’s sum sales. There are some-more than 2,300 organisation members now during a plant, that constructed some-more than 123,500 Sorento models in 2010. With a prolongation ability of adult to 300,000 vehicles per year, KMMG is approaching to beget some-more than 7,500 new on-site and internal retailer jobs in serve to a 3,000 organisation members employed during a plant.
The Optima prolongation proclamation comes as Kia’s U.S. sales and marketplace share are rising as a outcome of a company’s design-led transformation. After environment an all-time annual sales record in 2010, KMA reported a best monthly and quarterly sales formula in association story in March. KMA’s year-to-date sales are adult some-more than 36 percent, and sales of a all-new Optima have scarcely doubled given a attainment in Kia dealerships in Nov 2010.
The distinguished new 2011 Optima has been good perceived by consumers and a attention given a launch in tumble 2010. This new section in a story of Optima is preceded by a slew of awards, including earning an altogether five-star pile-up reserve rating from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), being named a Consumer Guide Automotive “Best Buy,” a “Top Safety Pick” by a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), an Edmunds’ InsideLine.com “Editors’ Most Wanted” and “Best New Model” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.
About a 2011 Kia Optima
Available in 3 trims, LX, EX and SX, a 2011 Optima offers a far-reaching array of preference and oppulance from a impulse a doors open. The instrument row is contoured toward a motorist to advise a cockpit feel with accurate gauges and controls for an altogether competition opening knowledge but sacrificing comfort or roominess. Paddle shifters behind a steering circle communicate that Optima is built for people who are ardent about cars. A high console with a brief shifter adds to a cockpit notice while an accessible breathtaking sunroof provides an alfresco feeling. Offering occupants both space and comfort with a series of customary preference features, a sedan’s stylish cabin unifies with a extraneous pattern by welcoming a passengers with gaunt and ergonomic chair pattern and effective storage throughout. Modern customary facilities such as a six-way tractable driver’s chair with energy lumbar support, bright self-centredness mirrors with a sheet hilt and a outing mechanism serve enhance a cabin’s lush qualities.
In serve to charity a gentle cabin, considerable record facilities also come customary throughout, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio complement with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities and 3 months nominal service2. Also customary on all trims are auxiliary and USB audio submit jacks for joining with MP3 players3 and Bluetooth4 wireless record connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls to capacitate hands-free operation for concordant mobile phones.
Currently accessible with dual all-new and fuel-efficient engines, a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter GDI turbo, a 2.4-liter hybrid engine will be accessible after this year, charity consumers even some-more considerable fuel economy.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 730 dealers via a United States and serves as a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” In 2010, KMA accessible a best-ever U.S. sales and 16th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share. Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve facilities and new technologies.
Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.
About Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is a initial prolongation site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass prolongation of a 2011 Kia Sorento on Nov 16, 2009. At full capacity, a plant will have a ability to arrange 300,000 vehicles annually from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
1 Assembled in a United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.
2 SIRIUS, XM and all associated outlines and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and a subsidiaries. SIRIUS Radio requires a subscription, sole alone after 3-month hearing subscription enclosed with car purchase. Prices and programming are supposing by SIRIUS and are theme to change. Subscriptions governed by SIRIUS Terms Conditions accessible during sirius.com. SIRIUS Radio U.S. use accessible usually to those during slightest 18 years of age in a 48 constant United States, D.C. and Puerto Rico (with coverage limitations).
3 Optional Kia appendage wire compulsory for iPod mobile digital device connectivity; both sole separately. iPod is a purebred heading of Apple, Inc.
4 The Bluetooth word symbol and logos are purebred trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such outlines by Kia is underneath license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their particular owners.