AutoLand Gwangmyeong

The birthplace of Korea's automobile industry

AutoLand Gwangmyeong

The Original Plant of Kia

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.


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The Driving Force for the Growth of Korea's Automotive Industry

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.


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Close proximity to the Greater Seoul Area

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.


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Fact sheet

Opened in

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The origin of Kia


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71 times the size of a soccer field


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15 percent of Kia's entire employees

Annual production capacity

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10 percent of Kia's total capacity

Models produced Five

  • Rio


  • K9


  • Carnival


  • Stinger


  • Stonic


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Facilities of the AutoLand Gwangmyeong

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.

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Experience the AutoLand Gwangmyeong

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
Phone: 02-801-3408

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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