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History of Kia
Kia teases first images of the fifth-generation all-new Sportage.3month
Kia Sorento wins best Large SUV at Women's World Car of The Year.
Kia Corporation reveals the first images of the exterior and interior design of EV6, its first dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV).
Kia e-Niro named 'Best EV Small SUV' at the Fleet World Great British Fleet Awards.
Kia introduces Sub-£35,000 e-Niro '2' with Long Range 64KWH Battery.
Pre-reservation goes live for the Kia EV6.2month
Kia Niro Hybrid takes home the win for ‘Used AFV of the Year’ at the Car Dealer Used Car Awards 2020.
Kia launches KiaCharge, providing the most comprehensive access to the UK public charging network .1month
Kia unviels new logo, new slogan (“Movement that inspires”) and a name change to 'Kia UK' to ignite its bold transformation for the future.
A Plug-In Hybrid model completes the all-new Sorento line-up.
Kia reveals Sportage ‘JBL® Black Edition’, a stunning new limited edition.
Rafael Nadal and Kia team up to inspire children during the pandemic.11month
The all-new Kia Sorento tops the tables in Carbuyer’s tenth annual Best Car Awards, picking up both ‘Best Large Family Car’ and overall ‘Car of the Year’.
Kia partnerships with BP Chargemaster and Pod Point to offer Kia customers preferential terms for the provision of a homecharge point.7month
Kia has launched the MyKia app to give owners access to a range of new services and tools on their mobile phone.3month
The Sportage with 48v mild-hybrid technology has been awarded Best Medium SUV in the Business Motoring Awards 2020.
Kia reveals the fourth-generation all-new Kia Sorento1month
Double win for Kia at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2020 for Picanto and e-Niro.
Kia announces 'Plan S' strategy to spearhead transition to EV, mobility solutions by 2025.
Kia introduces new high specification e-Niro ‘4’ grade to the line-up.11month
Kia e-Niro wins ‘Best Electric Car’ at Business Car Awards 2019.9month
The Kia Soul received a perfect 100 per cent reliability rating from its owners for the 2019 What Car? Reliability Survey.7month
All diesel versions of the Sportage are available with a 48-volt mild hybrid system.
Kia UK has recorded its best-ever half year sales figures with 53,232 new cars delivered to customers by the end of June.
Kia and Rafa Nadal mark 15 years of collaboration.6month
Kia introduces the Kia XCeed, a new urban crossover utility vehicle combining compact SUV practicality and sporty packaging.5month
Kia's best-selling model wins two awards in one week, Sportage picks up ‘Crossover of the Year’ and 'Best Car for Towing'.
DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine have named the Kia Niro ‘Best Plug-in Hybrid’ in this year’s Top 50 list.3month
Kia announces crossover version of the new Ceed.1month
Kia becomes main sponsor of the esports league "League of Legends European Championship" (LEC).
Kia reaches 1 million cars sold since 1991.
Record European sales of 494,304 cars last year, with Kia UK contributing almost 20% of all European sales.
The all-electric e-Niro wins ‘Car of the Year’ at 2019 What Car? Car of the Year Awards.
Kia unveils the all-new Soul EV at the 2018 LA Auto Show.10month
Kia Sorento awarded Best Used Large SUV at What Car? Used Car Awards 2019.
Kia UK sets September record with 16,299 vehicles sold.
Public premiere for all-new Kia ProCeed with new shooting brake body style.7month
All-new Kia Stinger named New Car of the Year at annual awards, voted by industry judges.6month
Kia is the official partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.5month
Kia Rio wins Best Value New Car and Best Car for New Drivers at the Auto Trader New Car Awards.
Kia UK expands partnership with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to become offical car partner.4month
Kia UK launches seven year ‘Kia Care’ service plans match industry leading warranty.3month
World debuts for all-new Kia Ceed and Ceed Sportswagon at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show
Kia bestseller Sportage breaks the 5 million mark in total worldwide sales.2month
iF Design Award for Kia Stinger, Stonic and new Picanto.
Kia extends its engagement as the main sponsor of the Australian Open until 2023.
Kia UK is awarded PHEV Manufacturer of the Year at this year’s GreenFleet Awards.
Kia UK wins two awards at the Next Green Car Awards 2017 with Niro Plug-in Hybrid and Optima Sportswagon PHEV.11month
Kia Corporation hands over a healthcare centre in the town of Mayuge in eastern Uganda, as part of Kia’s ‘Green Light Project’ initiative9month
World premiere for Kia Proceed Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show.
Kia UK will continue to be the official partner of the England women’s cricket team for a further two years until 2020
Kia adds plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version to the Niro family and Optima Sportswagon8month
Kia is named as a new Official Partner of the UEFA Europa League (from season 2018/19).6month
Kia introduces the Stonic: an eye-catching and confident compact crossover.4month
Kia announces construction of a plant in India (construction start: end of 2017).3month
Kia UK launches a new partnership with The Children's Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.2month
Surrey County Cricket Club and Kia UK, have renewed their partnership for a further three years.1month
Third generation Kia Sportage wins used car of the year and best used crossover in prestigious Diesel Car Awards.
Kia UK has set yet another new record in 2016 with sales for the year totalling 89,363 a 13.8% growth compared to 2015.
Optima PHEV wins large family car segement in Next Green Car Awards 2016.
Kia Motors today marks the tenth anniversary of production in Kia Slovakia in Žilina.11month
Sportage remains top choice for consumers, with over 3,400 sold in the month.9month
Kia UK has opened its biggest dealership in both the UK and Europe. GWR Kia is located next to the M4 in the West London district of Brentford.8month
Kia launches its first plug-in hybrid, the Optima PHEV.7month
Kia celebrates 25 years in the UK.5month
Sportage wins Car of the Year and Best Medium SUV in hotly contested Diesel Car Awards.4month
Kia UK introduces the Soul 'Urban'.
Kia UK celebrates selling 750,000 cars in the UK since the brand first started trading here in 1991.3month
Sportage and Optima win New Design Awards.
Kia UK announced as title sponsor for England Women's Cricket Super League.
The Optima Sportswagon, Optima Plug-in hybrid and Niro hybrid revealed at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show.2month
Optima plug-in hybrid makes global debut at Chicago Auto Show. Christopher Walken adds "Pizzaz" to Kia Motor's Super Bowl commercial.1month
Kia Telluride Concept car makes world debut at North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Kia hits new record of 23,010 in its run-out year in 2015.
Kia introduces new 'Drive Wise' sub-brand for advanced driving technologies.
Kia Sorento tops Large Crossover category in Sunday Times top 100 cars.
Launched the Forte 2015.
Launched The Rio.11month
Launched The New K9.
Received the 2014 Korea Colour Award for the Sedona and Sorento.10month
Ranked 74th in Interbrand's Best Global Brands rankings.
Launched a smartphone app for roadside assistance.
Unveiled the Taste of Kia.9month
Officially sponsored the 2014 Busan International Film Festival.
Ran RE:Design, a global brand campaign.8month
Launched the Sorento.
Opened a middle school in Malawi, Africa.
Received two awards for its sustainability report for 2014.
Officially sponsored the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.7month
Received the Vision Award in the U.S. for 2014 MOVE, Kia's sustainability report.
Kia UK sign deal with Surrey County Cricket Club to sponsor them.6month
The Sedona is launched.5month
Kia UK becomes the official sponsor of England women's cricket team until 2018.4month
The Soul EV is launched.2month
The Soul EV becomes the first in the industry to be given Underwriters Laboratory's environmental validation.
Kia Fragrance is launched. The Soul is launched.6month
The face-lifted New Optima is launched. Kia is named 37th in Interbrand's list of 50 Best Global Green Brands 2013.4month
Kia's accumulated overseas sales exceed 50 million units.3month
Kia won four prestigious Red Dot Design Awards for the pro_cee’d, cee'd five-door, cee'd Sportswagon and Carens MPV.
Kia ranks 87th in Interbrand's list of 100 Best Global Brands.