2013.01.172013 Kia Optima named ?쁈nternational Car of the Year??
2012.11.27Kia doubles up at Australia?셲 Best Cars awards
2011.07.20Kia wins four design awards in Automotive Brand Contest
2010.02.26Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia completed
2009.07.15Forte(Cerato) LPI Hybrid launched
2008.06.24Kia Motors opens new U.S. corporate headquarters & design center
2007.04.24Grand Opening Ceremony for Kia?셲 Slovakia plant
2006.10.20Groundbreaking ceremony for manufacturing plant in Georgia
2005.03.24Accumulated exports reached 5 million units
2004.03.18Kia?셲 current CI was developed in conjunction with the rollout of its new global brand strategy and its introduction was timed with the release of the New Sportage.
Because of the high recognition level of Kia?셲 prior brandmark, a visual touch-up rather than a full redesign of the corporate identity was chosen. The three dimensional oval adds a young and lively feel while the deeper red expresses a more dynamic, sophisticated image
2003.06.02Global environmental management campaign launched
2002.04.18Accumulated production breaks the 10 million unit mark
2001.08.06Kia Tigers baseball team established
2000Sportage finished Paris-Dakar Rally
1999Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group formed
1994This brandmark was developed to commemorate Kia?셲 50-year anniversary and the full-fledged commencement of exports of the independently developed Sephia and Sportage models.
The soft and sophisticated oval shape of the brandmark is representative of the earth – or, the global marketplace, thereby visualizing Kia?셲 global business operations. Inside the brandmark, the word ?쁊ia??appears in English, and he seep red color, which is associated with the sun and passion, conveys Kia?셲 apparitional, dynamic and uplifting spirit
1986This brandmark design was based on the English corporate name ?쁊ia?? The extended arm of the uppercase ?쁊??symbolizes the ?쁪ia flag??in three rolling waves, which signify the following: First, Kia is a responsible corporate citizen that contributes to social development based on trust and friendship as well as cooperation and technology. Second, Kia is spearheading the future of the automotive industry though creativity and diligence in research and development.
Third, Kia is making a leap into the world marketplace as a global car manufacturer with a bright and prosperous future.
1975Korea's first automobile export
1973Production of gasoline engines started
1971Kia Service Co., Ltd. Established
1964This brandmark was created to commemorate Kia?셲 20-year anniversary.
The gold colored ?섅꽦??and ?섅뀋?셭f Kia?셲 Korean name(湲곗븘) over a dark background are combined to symbolize a wheel. The ?섅꽦?셢s the first character of the Korean word for the machine industry(湲?, while the ?섅뀋??signifies a wheel and is the first character of the second syllable of the Korean corporate name (??. The combined ?섅꽦??and ?섅뀋??symbolize the front wheel and spoke of an auto tricycle of motocycle."
1957The first domestic bicycle produced
1953The first Kia brandmark was designed by overlapping a triangular draft ruler with a gear wheel symbolizing the machine industry and a benzene ring symbolizing the chemical industry.
This brandmark was first applied in the mid-1950s to the front head of the ??000??series bicycle.
1952Shihung Factory completed
1944Founding of the Company
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