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Here are a couple of links that give a general overview of KIA Motors and some of its history. Kia Motors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://www.kia.com.au/pages/24/History

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just found out that KIA Canada is now on Facebook (effective July 16th)

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Thanks for the link Conwelpic, you come up with a lot of interesting info, well done.

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I realize this is an old thread, but its a sticky and thought this might be appropriate to add, with the help of Google maps here is the location of the three Korean plants and what they produce. I've just recently returned from Seoul and visited the largest Kia factory located Hwaseong


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here's the satellite shot of the Hwaseong Plant, which is the largest of the three plants established in April 1989, employing nearly 12,000 in the factory, 15,000 overall. It covers over 803 acres and the building area covers 11,366,689 sq. ft.
The factory builds, the Optima (K5) (not the one for the US), Cadenza (K7), Forte (Cerato), Sorento R (not the one for the US and Canada) and the Mohave.


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the Hwaseong plant in relation to the port. They cannot load vehicles directly next to the factory due to shallow water conditions.


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the Sohari plant outside Seoul where they build the Rio and Sedona. It covers over 123 acres and the building area is 2,327,306 sq. ft. and was established in July 1973.


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the Gwangju Plant located in the southern part of South Korea where they build the Soul, Rondo, Sportage as well as trucks, buses, military vehicles and engine components. Established in 1965, covers 251 acres and a building area of 4,718,809 sq. ft.


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Kia Motors headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, also Hyundai in the same complex. Approximately 10 million people in Seoul and 50 million in the whole of South Korea.


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good news for Peter Schreyer to finish off 2012

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