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HISTORY
70 years of progress and innovation

History of kia

  • 2015
    • 2 Feb

      Received 2015 iF Award for Sorento.

    • 1 Jan

      Became the official sponsor of the Australia Open Tennis Championships 2015.

      Reported production of over 1 million units of the Kia Soul at the Gwangju Plant.

      Launched The New Morning.

      Launched Kia Red Members, Kia's membership brand.

  • 2014
    • 12 Dec

      Launched the Forte 2015

      Launched The New Rio

      Recertified as a Customer Focused Company

    • 11 Nov

      Launched The New K9.

      Received 2014 Korea Color Award for the all new Sedona and all new Sorento.

      Opened Kia's corporate culture communication website.

      Assisted the 10,000th person in need of transportation.

    • 10 Oct

      Ranked 74th in Interbrand's Best Global Brands rankings.

      Launched a smartphone app for roadside assistance.

      Ran Carnation, an online donation campaign.

      Unveiled the Taste of Kia.

    • 9 Sep

      Ranked 74th in Interbrand's Best Global Brands rankings.

      Launched a smartphone app for roadside assistance.

      Ran Carnation, an online donation campaign.

      Unveiled the Taste of Kia.

    • 8 Aug

      Launched the All New Sorento.

      Opened a middle school in Malawi, Africa.

      Received two awards for its sustainability report for 2014.

      Officially sponsored the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

    • 7 Jul

      Received the Vision Award in the U.S. for 2014 MOVE, Kia's sustainability report.

      Ranked highest in APEAL study.

    • 6 Jun

      The All New Sedona is launched.

    • 4 Apr

      The Soul EV is launched.

    • 2 Feb

      The Soul EV becomes the first in the industry to be given Underwriters Laboratory's environmental validation.

  • 2013
    • 12 Dec

      Kia's social contribution website opens.

    • 10 Oct

      The All New Soul with a two tone roof and customized red zone is unveiled.

      Kia Fragrance is launched.

      The All New Soul is launched.

    • 6 Jun

      The face-lifted New Optima is launched.

      Kia Motors is named 37th in Interbrand's list of 50 Best Global Green Brands 2013.

    • 4 Apr

      Kia's accumulated overseas sales exceed 50 million units.

    • 3 Mar

      Four Kia cars receive red dot Design Awards.

  • 2012
    • 10 Oct

      Kia Motors ranks 87th in Interbrand's list of 100 Best Global Brands