While unionized General Motors and Chrysler will receive billions in federal aid to avoid collapse, and Toyota is tabling plans to produce the ”green”Prius hybrid in Mississippi, Non_unionized Kia Motors remains on track to build a sport utility vehicle in Georgia.
Kia spokesman Alex Fedorak said production of the Sorento SUV is still scheduled to begin in November in West Point, a small city 80 minutes southwest of Atlanta.
South Korea-based Kia promises to create 2,500 jobs. It received 43,000 applications, Fedorak said.
The automaker’s suppliers could employ an additional 3,765 people in Georgia and 1,500 in Alabama, the Development Authority of LaGrange says. (source)