Kia Motors may suspend operations at its No.1 plant in China as part of its longer-term plans to improve competitiveness, a source knowledgeable with the matter stated on Sunday.
Kia stated in a statement after the source informed Reuters on Sunday that the company is evaluating various plans to strengthen production and sales competitiveness in the country.
Kia Motors, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor, constructs cars in China in a tie-up with Dongfeng Motor and Jiangsu Yueda Investment. They run three factories in Jiangsu Province that are located in China.
Hyundai Motor also stated the automaker was thinking about suspending production at its oldest plant in China as sales tumble and it is having hard time with overcapacity in its biggest market.