KIA Motors to launch 'Made in India' car on Aug 8

KIA Motors to launch 'Made in India' car on Aug 8

FILE PHOTO: A view shows the logo of a Kia car in its factory in Zilina, October 3, 2012. REUTERS/Petr Josek/File Photo

Korean auto major Kia Motors will launch its first 'Made in India' car on August 8, according to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Ministers Office.

"Kia is preparing to launch its car on August 8 and has invited Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy for the event," the CMO said in a release here Saturday night. Kia Motors first plant in India has been built on a 536-acre site at Penukonda in Anantapuramu district. Kiasigned a memorandum of understanding with the AP government in April 2017 for setting up the car manufacturing plant with an investment of USD 1.1 billion, to produce three lakh cars a year.

It commenced trial production of its concept car in January this year.

The Anantapuramu Kia plant features cutting-edge manufacturing processes,includingadvancedroboticsandArtificial Intelligence, the company said.

An integrated automotive production facility, the plant employs state-of-the-art production technologies, with more than 300 robots automating the press, body and paint shops.