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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 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.

Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival

Kia Carnival is a minivan manufactured by Kia Motors. The vehicle was introduced in the year 1998 and marketed across several countries with different name plates. It is prominently known as Kia Sedona and it is currently in its second generation.

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.

Technical characteristics of Kia Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Kia Opirus 2003 197HP (145 kW) @ 5500 rpm 11.4 l/100km
2 Kia Picanto 1.1 CRDi 2006 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.2 l/100km
3 Kia cee'd Sporty Wagon 1.6 CRDi 90 2007 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.9 l/100km
4 Kia cee'd 2.0 2006 143HP (105 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.1 l/100km
5 Kia Picanto 1.1 Automatic 2003 64HP (47 kW) @ 5500 rpm 11.4 l/100km
6 Kia Shuma Automatic 2001 111HP (82 kW) @ 5000 rpm 12.6 l/100km
7 Kia Sephia RS 2001 100HP (73 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.6 l/100km
8 Kia Rondo 2.7 2006 184HP (135 kW) @ 6000 rpm 4.2 l/100km
9 Kia Forte SX 2009 175HP (129 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
10 Kia pro-cee'd 1.6 Automatic 2007 121HP (89 kW) @ 6200 rpm 4.2 l/100km
11 Kia Soul 2.0 (US) 2010 144HP (106 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
12 Kia K7 VG350 Noblesse 2009 290HP (213 kW) @ 6600 rpm n/a
13 Kia Optima 2.0 Turbo 2011 278HP (204 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
14 Kia Sportage 2.0 AWD 2010 163HP (120 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a
15 Kia Rio 5 Automatic (US) 2011 112HP (82 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a

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