|The new KX3 crossover made in China|
Kia is expanding its overseas operations with a facility about to open in Mexico. For now cars are made in five countries, four abroad. So let's look at each one briefly.
China: 21% of all Kia cars are made here, covering seven models. The K3 range accounts for 46% of all of that model's factory sales globally. The K4 and KX3 are exclusively made in China.
|K3 / Cerato / Forte||191,410||46%|
Slovakia accounts for 12% of all Kia factory sales. Two are only made at this location, the C'eed and Venga. The Sportage is the other and the largest numerically produced there.
The USA makes up 9% of total Kia factory sales. The Sorrento makes up half of the global units, the Optima about 40%.
|K5 / Optima||109,522||39%|
Finally one model is of Russian origin, sourced from a Hyundai plant. 3% of total Kia cars comes from there.