Kia to produce Optima in Georgia facility

Kia to produce Optima in Georgia facilityThose who are in the market for a Kia Optima may be in luck, as the automaker is planning a surge in production. According to The Associated Press, Kia Motors is seeking to hire more than 700 workers at its West Point, Georgia, facility to manufacture the midsize sedan.

"Kia is experiencing tremendous growth in the U.S., and the increased volume [at the Georgia plant] will create more jobs at the plant as well as nearby and on-site suppliers, and is the latest demonstration of our unwavering commitment to the U.S. and local economies," Byung Mo Ahn, president of Kia Motors America and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, said to the news source.

The automaker is planning to begin production on the 2012 Optima later this year at the West Point plant, creating a special North American version that will complement the current model made in South Korea.

According to the news outlet, the Georgia facility was the first in the continent for Kia, opening in 2009 to manufacture the Sorento CUV.

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