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History of Kia

It is the car manufacturer more ancient of Korea, the first producer in this country automotive market and fifth in the world. Founded in 1944, its name is a combination of "ki" meaning "the towers" and the letter "a" which comes from "Asia". KIA thus means "which stems from Asia". The company, whose headquarters is in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea South, belongs to the Hyundaigroup. Its slogan is "The power of surprise".

Beginning of Kia

The company was founded in 1944, began manufacturing bicycles and steel tubes. Also around this time they produced engines and commercial vehicles under the name of "Asia". It changed its brand in 1952 to Kyungsung (Precision) Industry, which dabbled in motorcycles, trucks and cars. Initially he worked under license from other brands, as it is the case of Fiat in 1970 with the manufacture of the Fiat 124. He also did with the French brand Peugeot in the production of the Peugeot 604 and the manufacturer Mazda. KIA makes its first model: the Titan van in 1971. Three years later it produces another vehicle 100% original, the breeze.

In the 1990s he presented for the first time compact as the Sephia and Sportage SUV sedan models. The economic crisis in these years resulted in the sale of Kia to Hyundai group.

Present of Kia

He entered the U.S. market in 1994 through a network of representatives that placed the brand in the country. Kia held its 5 million in exports in March 2005. In 2006 it opened its first plant in this country in West Point, Georgia, that program 300 thousand vehicles per year and employs 5,000 people. From 2007 to 2014, Kia will be sponsor is also official FIFA, the Davis Cup and the Tennis Australian Open. In 2010 reached 10 million of revenue from exports.

Now Kia has dealers in 100 countries, all under the philosophy of providing quality low-priced vehicles. It employs 33,000 people and Bill around $ 20 billion per year.

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Kia Cars Reviews

Kia Forte

Kia Forte

Kia Forte was produced by Kia Motors in the year 2008. It is available in 2-door coupe and rolled out as replacement to the Cerato. It is also available in 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback variants.

Kia Optima

Kia Optima

A mid-size vehicle of four-door Sedan; Kia Optima’s original manufacturers are Kia Motors who have marketed the vehicle globally since 2000 under various banner. Kia Optima’s first generation cars had mostly been marketed under the banner of Optima, but for European and Canadian markets the name Kia Magnetis was used during the sales in 2002.

Kia Sorento

Kia Sorento

Produced by Kia Motor in South Korea since 2002, this Sport Utility Vehicle Kia Sorento is a mid-size crossover. For promoting the market launch of Sorento in 2014 in U.S, a campaign under the title ‘It has an answer to everything” has been created by Goliath and David and had been started during XLVII Super Bowl.

Technical characteristics of Kia Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Kia Magentis 2.0 2006 144HP (105 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.7 l/100km
2 Kia Amanti 2006 267HP (196 kW) @ 6000 rpm 4.2 l/100km
3 Kia c'eed 1.6 CRDi 2010 115HP (85 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
4 Kia Optima 2.4 Automatic 2007 164HP (120 kW) @ 5800 rpm 5.8 l/100km
5 Kia Rio 1.6 Automatic 2005 111HP (82 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.2 l/100km
6 Kia Picanto 1.1 2003 64HP (47 kW) @ 5500 rpm 11.4 l/100km
7 Kia cee'd 2.0 Automatic 2006 143HP (105 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.6 l/100km
8 Kia Sportage 1994 140HP (103 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.3 l/100km
9 Kia pro-cee'd 2.0 CRDi 2007 139HP (102 kW) @ 3800 rpm 4.2 l/100km
10 Kia pro_c'eed 1.6 CRDi 2010 128HP (94 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
11 Kia Shuma Automatic 2001 111HP (82 kW) @ 5000 rpm 12.6 l/100km
12 Kia Enterprise 3.6 2001 210HP (154 kW) @ 0 rpm n/a
13 Kia pro_c'eed 1.6 CRDi Automatic 2010 115HP (85 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.7 l/100km
14 Kia Cerato 1.6 Saloon Automatic 2004 105HP (77 kW) @ 5800 rpm 7.7 l/100km
15 Kia Cerato 2.0 Saloon 2004 141HP (104 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km

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