Chief Minister Mr. Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy inaugurated Kia Motors fully-functional production facility at Erramanchi in Anantapur district and assured the company of the government’s support.
“Kia Motors has done a wonderful job here. This plant, once it is fully commissioned, is capable of generating 11,000 direct jobs and another 7,000 through its ancillary units,” he said and wished the company success in its future endeavours.
“We have a proactive government here. You can reach out to us and we will extend every possible help required to make the units successful,” he promised and thanked Kia for giving the State a wonderful automobile production facility.
Mr. Bongkil Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India, said it was an exciting time in the Korea-India relations and that he was privileged to witness the bilateral relations scaling new heights.
Records 6046 bookings in a single day
The success of Kia Motors will further pave the way. As the ambassador, I am committed to ensuring Korean presence in the State grow manifold and I can count on the support of the State government,” he said.
Describing the moment as an important milestone, CEO and president of Kia Motors Corporation Mr.Han-Woo Park said he was overwhelmed with the consumer response to Seltos, the first made-in-India product of the company, which has set a new record of 6,046 bookings in a single day. He attributed the success to the impeccable planning and execution, along with attention to detailing and designing.
The fully-functional production facility of Kia is capable of producing up to around 3,00,000 units each year, boosting Kia’s total global manufacturing volume as it entered the world’s fourth-largest new car market.
Kia now plans the production of additional models at its Anantapur plant and will commence production of its premium MPV model in early 2020. It also plans to introduce a new sub-compact SUV model. Kia would be showcasing its next product for the Indian market – premium Carnival MPV – at the Indian Auto Expo in February 2020.