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One millionth Kia Sorento produced at West Point, GA facility

KMMG welding team members are shown with a Kia Optima. (Source: Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia) KMMG welding team members are shown with a Kia Optima. (Source: Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia)
KMMG team members work each day to produce world-class quality products.  (Source: Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia) KMMG team members work each day to produce world-class quality products. (Source: Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia)
(Source: Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia) (Source: Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia)

WEST POINT, GA (WTVM) – On Monday, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) celebrated production of the plant’s one millionth Sorento CUV at its West Point facility.

Representing an investment of more than $1.1 billion, KMMG launched production of the Sorento on Nov. 16, 2009. It was joined by the Kia Optima mid-size sedan in 2011.

Together with on-site and local suppliers, KMMG is responsible for the creation of more than 15,000 jobs in West Point and the surrounding region.

To date, KMMG has produced almost 2.4 million vehicles.

“The Sorento is a special product to our KMMG team as it was the first vehicle assembled at our Georgia plant,” said KMMG CEO Harrison Shin. “Our team is committed to building the best vehicles in the world right here in West Point, Georgia…”

Monday’s honorary car is a snow-white pearl 2018 Sorento SXL and will be on display in the coming weeks at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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