Kia's new midsize sedan Optima is unveiled along with several key new technologies. The Venga receives the red dot Design Award. The Sportage R, a progressive urban CUV, is launched
Kia's Georgia Plant opens.
The Venga, a strategic model for Europe, receives the iF Design Award.
The sub full-size luxury Cadenza sedan is launched.
Kia Tigers become champions of the Korea Baseball League.
The Sorento R, a premium sub full size SUV, is launched.
The Soul becomes Korea's first car to receive a red dot Design Award. Kia Soul and Kia Borrego make Kelly Blue Book's weekly '5 Great Deals' list at KBB.com in the U.S.
Kia is named Car Company of the Year by Autocar. Kia receives the Presidential Award for exceptional design management.
The Soul, a new concept CUV, is launched.
The Forte, a luxury midsize sedan, is launched.
Kia America opens its new corporate HQ and design center. The Lotze Innovation is launched.
The cee'd becomes Korea's first car to receive international environmental validation.
Car Book recommends Kia cars as Best Bets.
The premium SUV Borrego is launched.
Kia is named the winner of Environmental Management Award.
Construction commences at Kia's Georgia Plant.
The cee'd, Kia's strategic model for Europe, is unveiled at Paris Motor Show. Design-led management is declared.
The Rio takes first place in J.D. Power's quality ranking in the sub-compact category.
The New Sedona is launched.
The Sportage receives the Korea Color Design Award.
Kia receives the 7 Billion Export Tower Award.
The Hwaseong Plant becomes the first local plant producing passenger cars to receive OHSMS certification.
Kia ranks first in the Korea Service Quality Index. The New Sportage is launched.
Kia signs investment agreement for its second plant in China.
Construction on Kia's Slovakia Plant commences.
Annual exports of assembled cars exceed 500,000 units.
The Cerato is launched.
An initiative to pursue environment-friendly operations globally is declared.
Kia's globally competitive automotive R&D institute (Namyang R&D Center) opens.
Cumulative U.S. sales exceed 1 million units. The full size Amanti sedan is launched.