Although it may not appear so, Kia already has 10 years of production in Europe

Fabrica de Kia en Eslovaquia

As you all know, Kia is a brand whose origin comes from South Korea. There was born in the decade of the 40 and worked independently, although the crisis in the asian market of the late 90’s did fall sharply, being rescued by a your purchase on the part of Hyundai. Since then, Kia belongs to Hyunday, although the first units that arrived to the old continent were own, with the Kia Shuma and the Sephia.

Kia decided to follow to give a more european-style in their models and focus on this market of the old continent but without forgetting its origin. In this way they built their plant in production in Slovakia, in Zilina, and in December of 2006 he left his line of production the first unit. Since then, 2.5 million cars and 3.8 million engines have been produced by Kia in Europe.

Prueba Kia Pro_Cee´d GT

The plant in Slovakia, which has been received since 10 years ago 1.700 million euros in respect of investment, generates approximately 20,000 jobs between the employees of the factory and the major supplier, with close to 3,800 workers in the three shifts of production lines. There are produced models Kia cee’d, Venga and Sportage, up being exported to no fewer than 95 countries of the world.

Says Kia, in its press note that the model most produced in all these years at this plant in slovakia is the cee’d, having held this model almost 50% of the total production. As is logical, the next model in the list of highest number of units produced is the Kia Sportage, the SUV best sellers which is currently the best selling car for the hyundai brand. As a last point, two trains and 90 trucks leave daily from the factory with 1,400 vehicles to hand out for all the markets in which they are marketed.

Kia Sportage

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