The plant represents a $1.1 million investment.

Kia is celebrating the production of its one millionth Sorento model at its West Point facility in Georgia. The assembling process for the crossover at the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) started back in November 2009 and represents a major investment of $1.1 billion.

The honorary vehicle is a snow white pearl 2018 Sorento SXL, which will be displayed at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the next few weeks.

The South Korean manufacturer explains that, together with on-site and local suppliers, the factory gives job to more than 15,000 in West Point and the surrounding region. The plant is also responsible for the production of the Optima sedan from 2011 and, to date, a total of almost 2.4 million vehicles have been manufactured there.

One millionth Kia Sorento manufactured in Georgia


“The Sorento is a special product to our KMMG team as it was the first vehicle assembled at our Georgia plant,” KMMG CEO Harrison Shin commented. “Our team is committed to building the best vehicles in the world right here in West Point, Georgia and we dedicate ourselves to world-class quality each day. I want to congratulate our team on another remarkable milestone.”

KMMG is actually the first North American plant for Kia – it has an annual capacity of 360,000 units and is located on 2,200 acres.

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As for the Sorento crossover, the model is about to receive a refresh very soon, as our photographers have already spied prototypes testing twice. Don’t expect anything major, but a nip here and tuck there with, most likely, no mechanical updates. Currently, the vehicle is offered with three different engines in the United States - a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 185 horsepower, a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 240 hp, and a 3.3-liter V6 that develops 290 hp.

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One millionth Kia Sorento manufactured in Georgia

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(West Point, GA.) May 2, 2017 – 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 and we dedicate ourselves to world-class quality each day. I want to congratulate our team on another remarkable milestone.”

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

About KMMG

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is the first manufacturing site in North America for Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, Korea. With an annual capacity of 360,000 units, KMMG is located on 2,200 acres in West Point, Georgia, and began mass production on Nov. 16, 2009. KMMG is home to the Sorento CUV and the Optima mid-size sedan, two of the brand’s top selling models in the U.S.