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Kia Cars – The Power To Surprise

Kia Cars – The Power to Surprise


KasperskyThe history of Kia cars for sale

Kia Motors company was founded in 1944. At first it produced bicycle parts, later on switched to manufacturing of motorcycles and the first Kia cars for sale appeared on the market in 1974.The word ‘Kia’ derives from Korean meaning “to come up out of Asia.” In 1986, Kia entered a partnership with Ford, and as a consequence produced several vehicles under the brand of the partner, for example Ford Festiva and Ford Aspire. Currently, Kia is South Korea’s second largest automobile manufacturer, as in 2009 it sold over 1.6 million cars. What is interesting – its South Korean rival – Hyundai Motor Company – owns around 40% of the shares of Kia. Kia brand slogan is: “the power to surprise.”

Kia cars in the USA

Kia has a division that focuses on marketing and distribution in North America – Kia Motors America was founded in 1992. In February 2010 Kia opened its first manufacturing plant in the USA – it is based in Georgia in Westpoint and focuses on manufacturing of 2011 Kia Sorento. The investition cost was 1 billion USD. There are around 670 dealerships and in 2009 KMA recorded its 15th consecutive year of increase market share in the U.S.


Current production

Currently Kia produces under its own brand. The company specializes in passenger cars, SUVs, minivans and commercial vehicles. The most popular Kia cars for sale include: Cadenza/K7, cee’d/cee’d SW/pro_cee’d, Forte/Cerato, Forte Koup, Morning/Picanto, Opirus/Amanti, Optima, Rio/Pride, Soul, Venga, Carens/Rondo, Carnival/Sedona, Mohave/Borrego, Sorento, and Sportage. One of the best selling Kia cars for sale is the Soul model. It was recently named as one of the “best family cars for 2010” by Edmunds.com and “Parents” magazine. It was also appreciated by Cars.com as the best hatchback of 2010 and by “FAMA” magazine as a “small car of the year”.

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