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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 Rio

Kia Rio

Kia Rio manufactured by Kia Motors is sub compressed automobile, since August 2000 it is been marketed as well by Kia Motors. It is the third generation now of Kia Rio. The body styling includes five door and four door hatchback and sedan styles.

Kia Soul

Kia Soul

The compact car Kia Soulis designed in California at the design center of Kia. It was unveiled in as Motor show at Paris in the year 2008. South Korea is the place of manufacturing and Kia is marketed all over the world starting withthe year 2010.

Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto

Manufactured hugely by Kia Motors from the year 2004, this car Kia Picanto is a hit. For different countries the car is known by several names. In South Korea, Chile and Hong Kong the car is also referred as Kia Morning.

Technical characteristics of Kia Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Kia Sorento 3.5 V6 2003 194HP (143 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.6 l/100km
2 Kia Rio 1.25 2011 84HP (62 kW) @ 6000 rpm 5 l/100km
3 Kia Sedona 2010 247HP (182 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
4 Kia Picanto 1.0 2007 61HP (45 kW) @ 5600 rpm 4.9 l/100km
5 Kia Picanto 1.1 CRDi 2007 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.2 l/100km
6 Kia Picanto 1.1 2007 64HP (47 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5 l/100km
7 Kia Sportage 2.0 AWD Automatic 2010 163HP (120 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a
8 Kia Sorento 2.5 CRDi Automatic 2003 139HP (102 kW) @ 3800 rpm 8.9 l/100km
9 Kia cee'd 1.6 Automatic 2006 121HP (89 kW) @ 6200 rpm 6.9 l/100km
10 Kia Sportage 1994 140HP (103 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.3 l/100km
11 Kia Sorento 3.3 2009 245HP (181 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
12 Kia Sportage 2.0 Diesel 2010 136HP (100 kW) @ 4000 rpm n/a
13 Kia Magentis 2.0 Automatic 2006 144HP (105 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.1 l/100km
14 Kia Rio 1.4 CRDi 2011 89HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4 l/100km
15 Kia cee'd 1.4 2006 108HP (79 kW) @ 6200 rpm 4.2 l/100km

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