KIA estimates 150% rise in production at the Pesqueria, NL plant

The plan for 2017 is to reach 250,000 units, out of which 85% will be for export and 15% for the domestic market. To celebrate its first year of production in Mexico, Kia Motors premiered a 2.0 liter engine with Atkinson cycle for the 2018 Forte model, an evolved power source with better mileage. It has enhanced efficiency thanks to the Atkinson cycle, with movement valves that make combustion in the chambers more efficient to have the best usage of energy, unlike engines with the Otto Cycle (the most common in the industry).