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NewsHyundai Motor Group’s Metaplant America Gears Up for 2025 IONIQ 5 Production

Hyundai Motor Group’s Metaplant America Gears Up for 2025 IONIQ 5 Production

Hyundai’s Newly Established $7.59B Georgia Facility to Generate Thousands of Jobs


– Metaplant to produce 2025 IONIQ 5, excluding IONIQ 5 N.
– $7.59B investment to create 8,500 direct jobs in Georgia.
– Future expansion to include Hyundai, Genesis, and Kia vehicles.


The Hyundai IONIQ 5 has been a resounding success, garnering numerous accolades and driving impressive sales figures. This year alone, it has been named the Best Electric SUV, Best EV for the Money, and one of the Best Cars for Families by U.S. News & World Report.

2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Hyundai

Numerous other outlets have also recognized it as the Best Electric Vehicle. It has even won prestigious titles like the 2022 World Car of the Year and SUV of the Year, along with the highest TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Reflecting its popularity, the IONIQ 5’s sales have soared, with a 43% increase so far in 2024 and an impressive 82% surge in the US in May alone. Hyundai is further incentivizing buyers and lessees of the 2024 IONIQ 5, offering a $7,500 cash rebate for purchases and eligibility for a $7,500 federal tax credit for leases.

Metaplant America

Hyundai Motor Group’s investment in HMGMA (Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America) is expected to create a significant economic impact, generating 8,500 direct jobs in Georgia. Additionally, Hyundai and SK On are collaborating on a $5 billion EV battery cell plant in Bartow County, Georgia, which will employ 3,500 workers. According to a study by the Center for Automotive Research, Hyundai’s investments in Georgia are projected to generate nearly 40,000 jobs and $4.6 billion in individual earnings annually.

2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Photo: Hyundai

Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America has officially announced that the first vehicle to roll off its production line will be the 2025 Hyundai IONIQ 5. Production is set to begin in the fourth quarter of 2024. Although the 2025 model has yet to be officially unveiled for the North American market, preparations and training at HMGMA are already underway. The plant will produce all trim lines of the IONIQ 5, except for the IONIQ 5 N, and will eventually become the exclusive facility for IONIQ 5 production in the U.S.

Oscar Kwon, president and CEO of HMGMA, highlighted the significance of this development, stating, “We are in the final phase of construction and are getting ready for the 2025 Hyundai IONIQ 5 to roll off the line. It’s the ideal vehicle for us to start production with.”

The Metaplant will eventually expand its production to include vehicles from Hyundai, Genesis, and Kia. Future vehicle production announcements are anticipated as the facility continues to develop. The newly established $7.59B facility in Georgia is poised to drive Hyundai’s growth and contribute significantly to the local economy.

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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