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Kia Motors

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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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Kia Sorento (4th, MQ4) Review Rundown thumbnail

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 fin...
21 Mar 2021
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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 drivin...
21 Mar 2021
Kia Introduces Special Appearance Package, the Nightfall Edition, for its flagship crossover SUV Telluride thumbnail

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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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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