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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 Ceed

Kia Ceed

Since 2006, the South Korean car manufacturing company called Kia has been producing a variant of small family cars, known as Kia Cee’d, especially for European Market.

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.

Technical characteristics of Kia Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Kia Amanti 2003 202HP (149 kW) @ 5500 rpm 8.2 l/100km
2 Kia Forte Koup SX 2009 175HP (129 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
3 Kia Rio 1.4 2011 109HP (80 kW) @ 6300 rpm 5.5 l/100km
4 Kia Rondo 2.4 2006 164HP (120 kW) @ 5800 rpm 4.2 l/100km
5 Kia Rondo 2.7 2006 184HP (135 kW) @ 6000 rpm 4.2 l/100km
6 Kia Venga 1.4 CRDi 2009 90HP (66 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.7 l/100km
7 Kia K7 VG270 LPI 2009 165HP (122 kW) @ 5200 rpm n/a
8 Kia Shuma 1.5 2001 88HP (64 kW) @ 5000 rpm 12.6 l/100km
9 Kia Picanto 1.1 CRDi 2007 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.2 l/100km
10 Kia cee'd 2.0 CRDi 2008 139HP (102 kW) @ 3800 rpm 5.6 l/100km
11 Kia cee'd Sporty Wagon 2.0 2007 143HP (105 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.3 l/100km
12 Kia Sportage 1.6 2010 140HP (103 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a
13 Kia Cerato 2.0 CRDi Saloon 2004 112HP (82 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
14 Kia Morning Automatic 2004 61HP (45 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a
15 Kia Venga 1.6 ISG 2009 125HP (92 kW) @ 6300 rpm 6.2 l/100km

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