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Kia's history

  • 70 years of progress and innovation

    HISTORY

    70 years of progress and innovation

History of Kia

  • 1989

    7

    Kia's casting plant opens in Asan.

  • 1987

    10

    The midsize Concord sedan starts production.

    7

    Kia's export exceeds 100 million dollars.

    1

    The Pride sets foot on U.S. soil.

  • 1986

    12

    The Pride starts production.

  • 1980

    9

    The one ton diesel Bongo starts production.

  • 1974

    10

    The passenger car Brisa is unveiled.

  • 1973

    8

    The Brisa pickup starts production.

    6

    The Sohari Plant opens.

  • 1969

    8

    The T-600 starts production.

  • 1962

    1

    The three wheeler K-360 starts production.

  • 1957

    7

    Korea's first 1,000 ton press is installed.

    5

    The Shiheung Plant opens.

  • 1952

    4

    The Samchully, Korea's first bicycle, is unveiled.

    The company is renamed Kia Industries.

  • 1945

    4

    Kia's second plant opens in Busan.

    1

    Kia's first plant opens in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul.

  • 1944

    12

    Kyungsung Precision Industry, the origin of Kia, is founded.