Hyundai, Kia Aims to Become Top Smart Mobility Provider

Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp, left, pose with Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice President Chung Euisun during a commemoration event held at Kia Motor's Georgia plant. / Courtesy of Hyundai Motor Group

The head of Hyundai Motor Group said on Tuesday that the company would develop into one of the world’s top “smart mobility” service providers. Korea’s largest carmaker will offer flying cars, flying suits, and other revolutionary devices.

Chung Euisun, Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman, said, during Kia Motors’ 3 million production celebration in Georgia, the company and its larger affiliate Hyundai Motor will become trailblazers in the “future mobility.”

Chung said, “We will offer the world’s best smart mobility services, expanding our horizons beyond vehicle production.” The vice-chairman added, “In the future, we will manufacture not only cars but also personal air vehicles and robots, and offer all related services.”

Kia began operating its plant in Georgia in 2009, following its locations in China and Slovakia.

Covering an area of 2,612,000 square meters, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) played a crucial role in establishing the firm’s presence in the U.S. market and presently has a 340,000 vehicles production capacity per year.

The Georgia plant currently produces the Sorento, The Telluride SUVs, and the K5 sedan. The three models

According to Kia, the plant currently manufactures the K5 sedan, the Sorento, and the Telluride SUVs. Forty percent of the company’s overall U.S. sales came from the three models from the January to October period this year.

Chung thanked employees, local partners, and local and state officials at the 10th-anniversary commemoration event for their support over the past ten years.

“The support we have received since the very beginning, from state and local governments, civic organizations, and various partners, has been critical to the success of Kia’s first American plant,” Chung said.

KMMG plays an essential role in the company’s global operations.

About 1,000 guests, including Georgia Governor Brian P. Kemp, attended the ceremony celebrating the first ten years of production at the plant.

“We are so proud that Kia chose to make our state it’s home, and I thank Chung and the entire KMMG team for driving growth in Georgia while continuing to be industry leaders in safety and quality,” Kemp said.

Kia Motors increased efforts to adapt to the fast-changing automotive market following Hyundai Motor Group’s plan to become a “smart mobility” systems provider.

The carmaker recently pronounced that it seeks to create a joint venture for “autonomous driving” with Aptiv located in the U.S.

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