OREANDA-NEWS. The level of localization of model KIA Rio, which is produced at a plant in St. Petersburg by a full cycle is 46%. The number of localized components continues to grow. For example, in 2016 the plant in St. Petersburg began to use more Russian metal (24% of Rio body - Russian metal production); it was localized glass. Deliveries of components to assembly line are carried out by 14 Russian companies, informed the press service of KIA Motors Rus.

As it was indicated, this year KIA celebrated the 5th anniversary since the start of local production of its best-seller. Recall that the production of sedans KIA Rio was launched on August 15th, 2011 at a plant in St. Petersburg, and in January of 2012 hatchback stood at the assembly line. The production of KIA Rio employs about 2,200 employees of the plant. The production site in St. Petersburg has a high level of automation. It is involved over 170 robots in welding, and in the color of the body of KIA Rio there are more than 50 robots. For the production of one car KIA Rio the plant needs about 16 hours. After the production each Rio car is thoroughly tested for product quality, which takes more than 2 hours.