KIA Motors have been planning its entry to the Indian market for a while now. Now, the Tamil Nadu government has offered about 400 acres of land for KIA Motors, which should make the brands debut a little more sooner.
KIA Motors has been scouting for locations for setting up a factory, now that the government has offered about 400 acres of land, the manufacturer is likely to set up the manufacturing facility in the state.
"After visiting Tamil Nadu, KIA officials asked us about 400 acres of land, and we have offered about 390 acres. I am hopeful that they will set up a factory in Tamil Nadu," said, Industries Minister, M C Sampath.
The proposal emerged after KIA announced its plans to enter India. Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat have all been offering land for KIA.
Since Tamil Nadu is already home for some of the Hyundai's existing facities, the state has a high chances of being home for KIA too.
The proposed factory is expected to start production by 2019 and eventually produce 300,000 units a year.