70 years of progress and innovation
History of Kia Motors
Kia's new midsize Saloon Optima is unveiled along with several key new technologies.2month
Kia's Georgia Plant opens in the United States of America.1month
The 7 year warranty is extended to all Kia cars in Europe.
The Venga, a strategic model for Europe, receives the iF Design Award.11month
The sub full-size luxury Cadenza Saloon is launched.10month
Kia Tigers become champions of the Korea Baseball League.4month
The Sorento R, a premium sub full size SUV, is launched.3month
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 Motors is named Car Company of the Year by Autocar. Kia receives the Presidential Award for exceptional design management.9month
The Soul, a new concept CUV, is launched.8month
The Forte, a luxury midsize sedan, is launched.6month
Kia Motors America opens its new corporate HQ and design center. The Lotze Innovation is launched.4month
The cee'd becomes Korea's first car to receive international environmental validation.3month
Car Book recommends Kia cars as Best Bets.1month
The premium SUV Borrego is launched.
Kia's second China Plant opens.4month
Kia's first-ever European factory opens in Zilina, Slovakia.
Kia is named the winner of Environmental Management Award.10month
Construction commences at Kia's Georgia Plant.9month
The cee'd, Kia's strategic model for Europe, is unveiled at Paris Motor Show.6month
The Rio takes first place in J.D. Power's quality ranking in the sub-compact category.1month
The New Sedona is launched.
The Grand Sedona is launched.4month
The New Rio is launched.3month
Kia's cumulative exports exceed 5 million units.
The Sportage receives the Korea Color Design Award.11month
Kia receives the $7 billion USD Export Tower Award.10month
The Hwaseong Plant becomes the first local plant producing passenger cars to receive OHSMS certification.8month
Kia ranks first in the Korea Service Quality Index. The New Sportage is launched.5month
Kia signs investment agreement for its second plant in China.4month
Construction on Kia's Slovakia Plant commences.
Annual exports of assembled cars exceed 500,000 units.11month
The Cerato is launched.6month
An initiative to pursue environment-friendly operations globally is declared.5month
Kia's globally competitive automotive R&D institute (Namyang R&D Center) opens.3month
Cumulative U.S. sales exceed 1 million units. The full size Amanti Saloon is launched.
Total Cumulative production exceeds 10 million units.3month
The Sorento is launched.
Kia receives the Korea Quality Award.8month
Kia Tigers professional baseball team is founded.5month
The Sedona sets foot in the U.S. market for the first time.