The Kia motor car company
This section provides access to the cars and autos manufactured under the name of the Kia motor car company. An online guide for auto enthusiasts covering old and new cars and autos. If you like car talk then you will love this website! A free, online resource with facts and company information about the cars and autos made by the Kia motor car company.
What is mission statement of Kia?
The mission statement or vision of Kia. Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan -- "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.
Founding of the Kia motor car company
The Kia company was founded in 1944 but did begin producing vehicles until 1986.
History of Kia motor car company
Kia company is South Korea's oldest car company, however, they initially only manufactured steel tubing and bicycles. Kia formed a partnership with Ford in 1986 and also produced several vehicles derived from Mazda vehicles for domestic sales in South Korea and exports to other countries.
Kia Motors America was introduced to America in 1992, with the first Kia branded vehicles were sold from four dealerships in Portland, Oregon, February 1994, eventually expanding region to region.
Kia in 1997 partially fell victim to the Asian financial crisis and become bankrupt resulting in 51% of the Kia company being acquired by their main South Korean rivals, the Hyundai Motor Company, who outbid Ford Motor Company who had owned an interest in Kia Motors since 1986. However, Hyundai have since divested some of their ownership of Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor Company currently own less than 40% of Kia Motors.
Kia production in the US started in November 2009 at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, based in West Point, Georgia, USA.
Kia also sells cars in Europe via Kia Motors Europe. As of 2007, Kia has imported cars to Europe for 16 years, also, the location of the European company has changed from Hauptstrasse 185, Eschborn, Frankfurt, to a purpose built facility adjacent to the Messe in Frankfurt city centre.
What models and types of cars and automobiles does the Kia motor car company produce?
The models and types of cars and automobiles produced by the company include those detailed on the following list. Whether you enjoy comparing cars and autos, want to conduct some research before you buy a new car or a used car or finally an automobile enthusiast who loves fast, cool, new, old, vintage, classic, antique, sports, top, muscle or exotic cars we have the info you are searching for! Select the automobile you are interested in and click the link for access to an online overview of this Kia vehicle with car guides, online facts, information, statistics, specs, specifications, design details and ratings of cars and autos.