Kia is celebrating a big milestone this week.
It’s produced its two millionth vehicle at its plant in West Point, Georgia. The vehicle that rolled off the assembly line with much fanfare was a white 2016 Sorento SXL.
Kia starting building mass production cars at the plant on November 16, 2009. The company says it now produces more than forty percent of all Kia vehicles sold in the United States.
“Assembling two million vehicles in less than seven years is a remarkable achievement, and one that each of our team members can take a lot of pride in,” said KMMG President and CEO Hyun-Jong Shin. “The world-class quality that goes into every Sorento CUV and Optima midsize sedan we build is a direct result of the hard work and commitment of our team members, and today we salute their commitment to excellence.”
Meanwhile, Kia just showed off its all-new 2017 Cadenza at this year’s New York Auto Show. It will go on sale in late 2016.