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Kia Motors Corporation is a South Korean multinational automaker. The name Kia means "Rising from Asia". As of 2015, it is minority owned by Hyundai; in turn, Kia is a minority owner of over twenty Hyundai subsidiaries.

History

Founded in 1944 as a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts, Kia produced Korea's first domestic bicycle in 1951. In 1952, it adopted the "Kia" name and built Honda-licensed small motorcycles and Mazda-licensed trucks and cars.
During the Asian financial crisis, Kia declared bankruptcy in 1997 and reached an agreement with Hyundai the next year. Since 2005, Kia has focused on the European market.

Current Lineup

Kia's current vehicle lineup includes a number of hatchbacks, sedans, crossovers, and crossover SUVs.

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Products

Thumbnail of product Kia Sportage 4 (QL) Crossover (2016-2021)

Kia Sportage 4 (QL) Crossover (2016-2021)

Kia Sportage 4 (chassis code QL) is a compact crossover in production from 2016 to 2021. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 2.4 liters. Compared to the Mk3 Sportage, the Mk4 is akin to a facelift. The general stylin...
Neoscore 42%NEX score 56%
Thumbnail of product Kia Sportage 3 (SL) Crossover (2010-2016)

Kia Sportage 3 (SL) Crossover (2010-2016)

Kia Sportage 3 (chassis code SL) is a compact crossover in production from 2010 to 2016. It was available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.6 to 2.4 liters. Compared to the Mk2 Sportage, the Mk3 has a more modern exterior styling. Unfor...
Neoscore 26%
Thumbnail of product Kia Sportage 2 (JE/KM) Crossover (2004-2010)

Kia Sportage 2 (JE/KM) Crossover (2004-2010)

Kia Sportage 2 is an affordable subcompact crossover in production from 2004 to 2010. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 2.7 liters. Unlike the Mk1 Sportage, the Mk2 is no longer a real SUV. Unfortunately, wh...
Neoscore 15%
Thumbnail of product Kia Sorento 3 (UM) Crossover (2014-2020)

Kia Sorento 3 (UM) Crossover (2014-2020)

Kia Sorento 3 (chassis code UM) is a mid-size crossover in production from 2014 to 2020. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.5 liters. Compared to the Mk2 Sorento, the Mk3 Sorento has more cleaner, more mode...
Neoscore 46%NEX score 50%
Thumbnail of product Kia Sorento 2 (XM) Crossover (2009-2014)

Kia Sorento 2 (XM) Crossover (2009-2014)

Kia Sorento 2 (chassis code XM) is a mid-size crossover in production from 2009 to 2014. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.0 to 3.5 liters. Compared to the original Sorento, the Mk2 lost the body-on-frame constru...
Neoscore 35%
Thumbnail of product Kia Sorento (BL) SUV (2002-2009)

Kia Sorento (BL) SUV (2002-2009)

Kia Sorento (chassis code BL) is a compact SUV in production from 2002 to 2009. It was available with a range of inline-4 and V6 engines that displaced 2.4 to 3.8 liters. One of the few real SUVs to have come out of South Korea, the Sorento is slotted...
Neoscore 22%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Kia Introduces Special Appearance Package, the Nightfall Edition, for its flagship crossover SUV Telluride

Kia Introduces Special Appearance Package, the Nightfall Edition, for its flagship crossover SUV Telluride

One year after its debut, 2021 Kia Telluride receives a special exterior package, the Nightfall Edition, that comes with a range of black-themed exterior upg...
14 Jul 2020
Thumbnail for article Kia Introduces New Intelligent Manual Transmission

Kia Introduces New Intelligent Manual Transmission

Kia has revealed more details of its new intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) designed for future mild-hybrid vehicles. The iMT features a clutch-by-wire sy...
26 Jun 2020

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