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Kia rumoured to set up its first Indian manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh; to be confirmed by month end

Kia rumoured to set up its first Indian manufacturing unit in Andhra Pradesh; to be confirmed by month end

Snapshot: The southern part of India has been successful in wooing the company most, with Andhra Pradesh and tamil Nadu being the top options. Eventually, it is Andhra Pradesh which promised to offer a more lucrative facilities.

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Recently, there has been a lot of talks about Kia Motors trying to make it big in the Indian subcontinent. Now, the present rumours state that Kia Motors, which is also a part of the Hyundai Group, is inching a lot closer to finalising a site to set up its first manufacturing unit in India. The selected area will most probably be Andhra Pradesh.

Kia, the Korean automaker, has been looking for a place to set up its manufacturing facility for some time now, being in talks with several Indian states. However, the southern part of India has been successful in wooing the company most, with Andhra Pradesh and tamil Nadu being the top options. Eventually, it is Andhra Pradesh which promised to offer a more lucrative facilities.

Apparently, the state government of the selected state, Andhra Pradesh, has offered a huge 600 acres of land to Kia Motors for the purpose of setting up the unit. The company will initially  produce small cars from this unit before introducing bigger cars in India.

The exact location of this plant has not been worked out on. The company will give its confirmation, along with the exact location by the end of February. Presently, Ananthpur district in Andhra Pradesh is rumoured to be the location for setting up the unit.

Interestingly, Tamil Nadu, which also had a strong chances to be selected for this purpose, is the India base of Hyundai automobile company.

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