Kia Nuevo Leon plant to end 2017 with record production, exports to 60 countries

South Korean automaker Kia expects to close the year at its Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon plant, with a production of 250,000 units, more than double the 111,000 it produced during the eight months it operated in 2016, the year in which it began producing vehicles.

The company also expects to end 2017 exporting vehicles to 60 countries, said Horacio Chavez, general director of the carmaker in the country to Forbes Mexico.

Kia exports 85% of its Mexican production, which consists of Forte and Rio models, as well as the Hyundai Accent. Half of production goes to the United States, while Canada receives 15% and the remaining 20% is sent to Latin America and other parts of the world.


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