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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 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.

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.

Technical characteristics of Kia Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Kia Sedona LWB 2010 247HP (182 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
2 Kia K7 VG350 Noblesse 2009 290HP (213 kW) @ 6600 rpm n/a
3 Kia Sephia RS 2001 100HP (73 kW) @ 5500 rpm 12.6 l/100km
4 Kia Cerato 1.6 Hatchback Automatic 2004 105HP (77 kW) @ 5800 rpm 7.8 l/100km
5 Kia Picanto 1.1 2007 64HP (47 kW) @ 5500 rpm 5 l/100km
6 Kia Rio 5 (US) 2011 112HP (82 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
7 Kia Sportage 1994 140HP (103 kW) @ 6000 rpm 10.3 l/100km
8 Kia Shuma 1.5 Automatic 2001 88HP (64 kW) @ 5000 rpm 12.6 l/100km
9 Kia pro-cee'd 1.4 2007 108HP (79 kW) @ 6200 rpm 4.2 l/100km
10 Kia c'eed 1.6 CRDi 2010 128HP (94 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.5 l/100km
11 Kia Rondo 2.4 2006 164HP (120 kW) @ 5800 rpm 4.2 l/100km
12 Kia Clarus 1996 115HP (85 kW) @ 5750 rpm 10.3 l/100km
13 Kia Forte Automatic 2009 158HP (116 kW) @ 6200 rpm n/a
14 Kia Borrego 3.8 4WD 2009 280HP (206 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
15 Kia Venga 1.4 2009 90HP (66 kW) @ 6300 rpm 6.2 l/100km

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