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Kia Motors rolls out its first SUV from AP plant

Our Bureau Visakhapatnam | Updated on August 08, 2019 Published on August 08, 2019

Kia Motors India’s manufacturing facility at Erramanchi village in Andhra Pradesh’s Anantpaur district (file photo)   -  THE HINDU

Kia Motors on Thursday rolled out the mid-sized SUV Seltos manufactured at its facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

The company further announced the commencement of mass production of the Seltos in India after testing the vehicle over 20 lakh km in different climatic conditions and some of the most challenging terrains in the country, said a press release.

The first Seltos was rolled off the assembly line by Korea’s Ambassador to India, Shin Bong-kil, and Kia Motors India MD and CEO Kookhyun Shim. “The rollout of the first Seltos is an emotional moment for all of us, especially for the people at the plant, as we worked together,” said Shim. He thanked the State government for its cooperation in setting up the plant spread across 536 acres with an annual capacity of 3 lakh vehicles.

“This plant will also be capable of producing hybrid and EVs,” he added.

Published on August 08, 2019
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