In the last year, Kia has earned so many awards in
so many different categories (design, safety, efficiency - you name it) that
the team here at Turner Kia have had a hard time keeping up.
But it's even more difficult when Kia wins more than one award at a time -
particularly if the automaker wins three awards at one time.
Which, by the way, they just did in the U.K.
It's hard to believe, but the first half of 2012 is
over. And the team here at Turner Kia could not be more
excited about the second half of the year - especially considering how well Kia
did over the last six months. That is to say, between April and the end of
June, Kia dealerships around the country sold more than 150,000 units - making
the first half of this sales year the best...
The Kia Motors Manufacturing plant in Georgia
(KMMG) opened late in 2009, and was the very first site of Kia manufacturing
here in the United States. So far, it's been quite the success, with plant
workers turning out as many as 360,000 of the award-winning 2012 Kia Optima
Sorento, annually. But the cars aren't the only things
worth the applause - the whole team in Georgia is award-winning, too.
Kia has decided to add 1000 new jobs at an auto plant in West Point, Georgia, and it is having a positive effect on the area. The automaker started producing the Kia Sorento last year. This October, Santa Fe was added to the production line. Jeff Lukken, the mayor of nearby LaGrange, says the town has a lot to be happy about:
"In 2009, we lost four textile plants," Lukken says. "In 2010, we lost another textile facility and two more manufacturing plants here. So, I can't imagine what LaGrange would look like had it not been for Kia…
WEST POINT, Ga. - This old textile
mill town of 3,500 along the Alabama border 80 miles southwest of
Atlanta is dealing with a problem it hasn't had in ages: Downtown is
booming so much it's often hard to find a parking spot.
Nevertheless, Kia did save the borough
known as West Point, here's how.