Kia hits 2 million vehicle production milestone in Europe April 15th, 2015
Following its first production run in 2006 and reaching a record-breaking level of production in 2014, Kia Motors Slovakia produced its historic 2 millionth car on April 8. It all happened at the production facility based in Žilina, Slovakia, Kia’s one and only manufacturing plant in Europe that produces the various models for European customers, including the cee’d family, Sportage and Venga. And which car model rolled off Kia’s European production line for the 2 miilionth time? The Kia pro_cee’d GT, our high-performance hatchback model, in metallic Deluxe White shade!
The Žilina facility in Slovakia accounts for over 56 percent of Kia’s total European sales. Both the 2 millionth car itself and its powerful 204 ps 1.6-liter T-GDI engine were produced here, and will be shipped to the lucky buyer in Belgium later this month.
Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe, pointed out the significance of this production milestone, “Since we began production in 2006, the output of our Slovakian facility has grown consistently. Žilina is central to the brand’s expansion in the region, and now produces a range of high quality, European-designed, European-engineered cars that buyers want to own.”
Thank you, Kia fans in Europe, for making Kia’s passion shine in yet another memorable moment in our history! Please stay tuned for our next milestone!