Kia to spend $200 million to expand electric vehicle production at its Georgia plant

July 14, 2023
The $200 million expansion will allow for the assembly of the company’s all-electric 2024 EV9 SUV.

Kia has announced plans to expand production at its West Point, Georgia, facility. The $200 million expansion will allow for the assembly of the company’s all-electric 2024 EV9 SUV. Production on the EV9 is expected to begin in 2024, and the project will generate 200 new jobs for the area. Four other Kia models are currently being assembled at the facility, including the Telluride, Sorento, Sportage, and the K5. In an effort to find skilled workers, Kia Georgia will continue to work with Georgia Quick Start, a workforce development program that operates the Kia Georgia Training Center.

In a recent quote, Sean Yoon, President & CEO of Kia Motors North America and Kia Motors America, said, “Like Telluride, EV9 has the potential to be another change catalyst for Kia. This will be the most innovative vehicle that we have ever built and will be a standout in the EV market and on the road. Best of all, it will be assembled in West Point, Georgia.”

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