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ABOUT KIA

HISTORY
70 years of progress and innovation

History of kia

  • 2000
    • 7 Jul

      The Optima is launched.

  • 1998
    • 12 Dec

      Hyundai and Kia merged.

    • 1 Jan

      The Sedona is launched.

  • 1996
    • 7 Jul

      The Elan, Korea's first authentic sport car, is launched.

  • 1993
    • 11 Nov

      The Sportage completes the 1993 Paris-Dakar Rally.

    • 7 Jul

      The Sportage is launched.

  • 1992
    • 9 Sep

      The Sephia, Kia's first independently developed passenger car, starts production.