Kia, The Major Partner of
As the longest-running major partner of the Australian Open (AO), Kia has played a key role since 2002 in supporting the players on and off the court, while promoting the growth of tennis around the world.
The long-standing relationship between Kia and the AO is grounded in shared values such as their commitment to innovation and sustainability.
Last year’s AO was a momentous occasion, with Kia showcasing its new brand at the vehicle handover ceremony and throughout the tournament. This year, Kia will trigger an innovative movement towards sustainability with the ‘Aces for Oceans’ campaign. Kia is also celebrating the 21st anniversary of partnership with the opening of the spectacular 5,000-seat Kia Arena in Melbourne Park.
Kia Arena, a milestone in a 21-year
The AO has unveiled a new 5,000-seat show court at Melbourne Park this year. The court, named Kia Arena, represents the ongoing relationship between Kia and the AO.
Kia Arena provides another premium space for fans to enjoy tennis.
The court is partially sunken into the ground and located next to Rod Laver Arena, whilst also featuring an open-roof structure in a bid to provide shade and weather protection for fans.
In line with the brand belief that ‘movement inspires ideas’,
Kia expects to see many memorable moves unfold at the Kia Arena.
Great things start with a simple movement, so ‘Make Your Move’
"We at Kia strongly believe in our ethos that movement inspires ideas. We feel privileged to have Rafa on our team as our global brand ambassador over past 15 years. He is not only one of the greatest athletes in history but an icon of inspiration who constantly strives to make a positive impact in the world through his diverse social contribution activities.“
- Artur Martins, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia's Global Brand and Customer Experience Division
Some people think we need to take huge strides to create change. But this isn’t true. Extraordinary doesn’t start as extraordinary. All great things start with a simple movement. Here’s the story of Nadal and the people who keep moving, believing they can make a difference.
Kia has striven to create a new movement as a reliable partner and a sustainable mobility provider. There have been both small and big footsteps along our journey so far. Now we want you to make your own move for a better future. A better future for you and for us all.