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ABOUT KIA

HISTORY
70 years of progress and innovation

History of kia

  • 1989
    • 7 Jul

      Kia's casting plant opens in Asan.

  • 1987
    • 10 Oct

      The midsize Concord sedan starts production.

    • 7 Jul

      Kia's export exceeds 100 million dollars.

    • 1 Jan

      The Pride sets foot on U.S. soil.

  • 1986
    • 12 Dec

      The Pride starts production.

  • 1980
    • 9 Sep

      The one ton diesel Bongo starts production.

  • 1974
    • 10 Oct

      The passenger car Brisa is unveiled.

  • 1973
    • 8 Aug

      The Brisa pickup starts production.

    • 6 Jun

      The Sohari Plant opens.

  • 1969
    • 8 Aug

      The T-600 starts production.

  • 1962
    • 1 Jan

      The three wheeler K-360 starts production.

  • 1957
    • 7 Jul

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

    • 5 May

      The Shiheung Plant opens.

  • 1952
    • 4 Apr

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

      The company is renamed Kia Industries.

  • 1945
    • 4 Apr

      Kia's second plant opens in Busan.

    • 1 Jan

      Kia's first plant opens in Yeongdeungpo, Seoul.

  • 1944
    • 12 Dec

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