Kia Motors U.S.A. has reached a milestone when it rolled out its 3,000,000th vehicle off the company’s assembly line in West Point, Georgia–a white 2020 Telluride SX Prestige.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) began mass production of vehicles on November 16, 2009, supported by a $1.1 billion investment. At present day, the plant makes more than 40 percent of all Kia vehicles sold in the United States.
“Producing three million vehicles in less than 10 years is another example of the commitment and results of the KMMG Team’s ‘One System, One Team’ philosophy,” KMMG President and CEO Jangsoo Shin said. “The world-class quality that goes into every Telluride, Sorento, and Optima we build is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our team members, and today we salute their commitment to excellence,” he added.
Kia Motors’ Georgia assembly plant, which is scheduled to celebrate its 10th year of production later in the year, has consistently been recognized by autonomous institutions such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and J.D. Power & Associates for the outstanding quality, reliability, and performance of its products.
“KMMG is an outstanding example of hardworking Georgians performing at world-class levels,” said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. “The company’s continued investment here is yet another result of our pro-business atmosphere, and I am proud to see KMMG’s relationship with the State of Georgia continue to strengthen.”
The 2020 Kia Telluride is a three-row SUV that is among the brand’s newest offerings released earlier this year. The model is powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 engine, comes with a front-wheel drive, and an optional all-wheel drive setup.