The birthplace of Korea's automobile industry
The birthplace of Korea's automobile industry
When it first opened in June 1973, the AutoLand Gwangmyeong produced two-wheeled vehicles. Then it added three-wheeled vehicles and four-wheeled trucks to its lineup before it finally started producing four-wheeled passenger cars.
기아자동차의 모태 공장
The lineup formerly produced in the AutoLand Gwangmyeong, including the Brisa, the Bongo and the Rio, fueled the tandem development of Kia and Korea's auto industry.
소하리공장 홍보관 입구
The AutoLand Gwangmyeong is a major production site in close proximity to the Greater Seoul Area that plays a critical role in the regional economy.
Its social contributions and close ties to local people contribute to the development of the community.
The origin of Kia
71 times the size of a soccer field
15 percent of Kia's entire employees
10 percent of Kia's total capacity
Today the AutoLand Gwangmyeong has 4 times the production capacity it had when it first opened. Its size is over 10 times greater. Discover interesting facts about the facilities within the AutoLand Gwangmyeong.
Assembly Shop 1
The birthplace of Kia's high value-added cars: Sedona, Quoris and Rio
Assembly Shop 2
The people's car - the Rio - is produced here
Engine Shop 1
One of Kia cars' hearts - Gamma engine - is produced here
Engine Shop 2
Kia's state of the art engine - Lambda - is produced here
This unit features an efficient production system that uses tons of steel plates and presses to produce panels for diverse Kia cars.
Automated equipment and robots assemble panels to form car exteriors and bodies.
State-of-the-art painting robots apply paint to the exterior of cars for protection and aesthetic reasons.
The quality of assembled cars is strictly controlled here.
Cars are put through final testing here before they are declared ready to sprint.
Take the opportunity to have a closer look at how Kia cars are produced through its state-of-the-art production process.
Main gage > Watch our promotion video > Press > Body (welding) >Assembly Shop 2 (Rio) > Gamma engine unit > Assembly Shop 1 (Sedona, Quoris, Rio) > End of tour
Kia-ro 113 (Soha-dong), Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi
If you come by car from Seoul:
Gangbyeon Expressway > Seobu Expressway > Geumcheon Interchange > Anyangcheon-ro > Geumha-ro > Hahan-ro > Kia Crossroads > Sohari Plant
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