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Kia Motors commences trial production of SP Concept Compact SUV in India

Auto News - Published on Wed, 30 Jan 2019

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Kia Motors Commences Trial Production of SP Concept Compact SUV in India Kia marked the start of trial operations with a launch ceremony at the Anantapur plant, in the presence of the Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr N.Chandrababu Naidu and Mr Shin Bongkil, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to India. The ceremony was also attended by Mr Han-Woo Park, President & CEO of Kia Motors Corporation, and Mr Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director and CEO of Kia Motors India.

The Kia SP2i will bring Kia’s exacting standards for quality to the Indian market. Trial production of the SP2i will enable Kia to synchronize and fine-tune the brand’s manufacturing equipment and technologies before series production commences later in 2019.

Kia 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). This partnership reinforces Kia’s commitment to supporting the Andhra Pradesh government in promoting the uptake of EVs and developing a local EV charging infrastructure.

An integrated automotive production facility, the new Anantapur plant employs the latest production technologies, with more than 300 robots automating the press, body and paint shops. The plant houses a five-acre training facility that offers a Basic Technical Course (BTC) in automobiles in collaboration with the Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation (APSSDC), helping develop manufacturing skills among young people. Safety performance during vehicle production is another highlight of the facility.

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Posted By : Joykumar Irom on Wed, 30 Jan 2019
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