SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — The government of Brazil's Sao Paulo state says South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co. will build a $600 million plant in the city of Piracicaba.

In a statement posted Thursday on its Web site, officials say that the new factory is slated to begin producing 100,000 vehicles a year starting in 2011.

The statement did not elaborate and officials at a government office reached by The Associated Press could not provide additional details. The O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper says the plant will produce a compact car for both domestic and export markets.

Hyundai already produces its HR light truck in Brazil's central state of Goias.