Gwangju Plant

Production base for strategic models

Gwangju Plant

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Gwangju, The city of art and culture.
Home of Soul, Carens and Sportage.

Gwangju Plant Gwangju, South Korea

Manufacturing engine blocks.
Manufacturing outer and inner panels of a vehicle body.
Forming the body structure by welding floor, side and roof panels.
Apply pre-treatment and color to protect and enhance exterior appearance.
Assemble various parts to complete vehicle production.
Plant 3, Production plant of Bongo truck.
Soul EV, For better and safer environment.
Final inspection line to ensure top quality before being shipped to customer.
Test track to prove its excellence in quality.
Hanam plant, Producing Bus and Military vehicles.
Wastewater-treatment plant
Lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond, Kia Motors

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Driving to be a highly profitable, advanced plant

The Gwangju Plant has grown at a higher speed than any other Kia plant through re-organization, relentless investment, the introduction of highly profitable models and quantity mass production initiatives.


광주공장 도장공장

One of Gwangju's Most Important Businesses, with Close Ties to the Community

With close ties to the community and a substantial contribution to the local economy, it is now one of Gwangju's most important businesses.


광주 비엔날레 건물을 달리는 전기차 쏘울

A Diversified Lineup Including Special and Commercial Vehicles

It produces strategically important cars such as the Soul and the Carens, commercial vehicles such as the Bongo Truck and the New Grand Bird, as well as many military vehicles.


특수, 상용차를 비롯한 다양한 생산차량

Fact sheet

Opened in

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Renamed as Kia Motors Gwangju Plant from Asia Motors Gwangju Plant


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166 times the size of a soccer field


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13 percent of Kia's entire employees

Annual production capacity

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21 percent of Kia's total capacity

Models produced 5

  • SOUL(The New Soul, Soul EV)

    SOUL(The New Soul, Soul EV)

  • Sportage


  • One Ton Bongo

    One Ton Bongo

  • Granbird


  • Military vehicles

    Military vehicles


Facilities within the Gwangju Plant

Discover more about our Gwangju Plant that has developed at a remarkable speed to have 3 assembly shops and an advanced mixed model production system.

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Experience the Gwangju Plant

Get an opportunity to take a closer look at how Kia cars are produced through a state-of-the-art production process.


Main Gate > PR Center (video and briefing) > Move by bus >Press > Body Shop 3 >End of tour


Hwaun-ro 277 (Naebang-dong), Seo-gu, Gwangju
Phone: 062-370-3303

If you come by car from Seoul:

Seoul-Busan Expressway > Cheonan-Nonsan Expressway > Seoul-Mokpo Expressway >Bitgould-aero > Mujin-daero > Gwangju Plant

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