Motors has commenced trial production at its manufacturing facility in
Anantapur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This signifies the completion of construction
of the new 536-acre manufacturing facility. It also marks the arrival of Kia’s
new flagship car for India, the Kia SP2i – a new SUV based on the Kia SP
Concept, first showcased at India’s Auto Expo 2018.
Kia SP2i will bring Kia’s exacting standards for quality to the Indian market,
as well as the brand’s reputation for cool, modern design and cutting-edge
in-car technology. Trial production of the SP2i will enable Kia to synchronise
and fine-tune the brand’s manufacturing equipment and technologies before
series production commences later in 2019.
marked the start of trial operations with a launch ceremony at the Anantapur
plant, in the presence of Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu
and Shin Bongkil, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India. The ceremony
was also attended by Han-Woo Park, President & CEO of Kia Motors Corporation,
and Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India.
also consolidated its Future Mobility Partnership with the government of Andhra
Pradesh by handing over an example of the new Kia Soul EV (electric vehicle).
The new EV is part of Kia’s growing portfolio of advanced, eco-friendly
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