In keeping with the increasing demand for its vehicles, Korean car maker Kia Motors Corp has stated that it has plans to increase the production capacity of its US. assembly plant by 20%.
The expansion projects have already been kick started at its factory in West Point. This is estimated to increase the total annual production to 360,000 vehicles by next year. This includes plants stamping, welding, paint and general assembly shops.
The company has already announced earlier that it would begin producing its Optima mid-size sedan in the U.S. Following the announcement, the company has revealed their plans of increasing the production capacity.
Kia is already enjoying good growth in the US. Sorento is the best selling vehicle over there and the Optima’s demand is also climbing. The shortage of Japanese cars following the tsunami also added to the increasing demand for autos from Kia.