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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 Compact Crossover (5th-gen, NQ5, 2021)

Kia Sportage Compact Crossover (5th-gen, NQ5, 2021)

The 5th-gen Kia Sportage is a compact crossover that sits below the company's mid-size Sorento and Telluride. It shares the design language of other current Kia vehicles and is built on the new Hyundai-Kia N3 platform, which also powers the new Hyu...
NEX score 62%
Thumbnail of product Kia EV6 Compact Electric Crossover

Kia EV6 Compact Electric Crossover

Kia EV6 is the sister model of Hyundai's IONIQ 5 compact electric crossover. The first battery electric vehicle in Kia's lineup, it shares with the IONIQ 5 the all-new pure-electric Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). This dedicated platf...
NEX score 70%
Thumbnail of product Kia Carnival (Sedona) Minivan 4th-gen (KA4, 2020)

Kia Carnival (Sedona) Minivan 4th-gen (KA4, 2020)

The 4th-gen Kia Carnival is a full-size minivan sharing the same platform with the Kia Sorento and Telluride crossovers and the K5 and Hyundai Sonata sedans. It offers spacious interior space and cargo capacity comparable to more established minivan mo...
NEX score 77%
Thumbnail of product Kia Sorento Mid-Size Crossover (MQ4)

Kia Sorento Mid-Size Crossover (MQ4)

The 4th-gen Kia Sorento is a three-row mid-size crossover with modern design and a high-tech cabin. It is the first vehicle to be based on Kia's new mid-size SUV platform with a larger body for increased cargo space.Inspired by the Kia Telluride, t...
NEX score 70%
Thumbnail of product Kia K5 aka Optima Mid-Size Sedan (5th-gen, DL3)

Kia K5 aka Optima Mid-Size Sedan (5th-gen, DL3)

The 5th-generation Kia Optima (K5) incorporates the powerful and bold design language of Kia Stinger. Built on the company's N3 platform, the K5 is longer, wider, and lower than ever.In the US, the K5 features all-turbocharged inline-4 engine lineu...
NEX score 75%
Thumbnail of product Kia Telluride Crossover

Kia Telluride Crossover

The Kia Telluride is the marque's flagship that seats 8. Sharing many components and most technology features with its stablemate, the Hyundai Palisade, the Telluride sports a less aggressive, yet equally luxurious design.Assembled in the US and for th...
NEX score 71%

Articles

Thumbnail for article Kia K5 Review Rundown

Kia K5 Review Rundown

The 2021 Kia K5 GT is one of the most pleasant mainstream sedans you can buy today. It keeps current with the automaker's suite of standard safety and driver-aid technologies, including a newly designed infotainment display seamlessly stretches into th...
09 Jul 2021
Thumbnail for article Kia Sorento (4th, MQ4) Review Rundown

Kia Sorento (4th, MQ4) Review Rundown

The new Kia Sorento is the first model to sit on Kia's latest mid-size crossover platform. Soft-touch materials and silver and glossy-black plastic trim finishers look smart enough and feel like they've been solidly assembled. Even smaller adults can f...
21 Mar 2021
Thumbnail for article Kia Telluride Review Rundown

Kia Telluride Review Rundown

Kia Telluride is the company's biggest vehicle ever. The SX includes access to Kia's Uvo telematics, which means remote preconditioning. Advanced driving aids like rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality.
21 Mar 2021
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

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