Kia Motors: A Company on the Move
With a full range of vehicles in its lineup and an array of exciting new models scheduled for the next few years, the Kia brand is rapidly gaining a world-class reputation and Kia is determined that this is just the beginning.
Established in 1944, Kia is the oldest vehicle manufacturer in Korea. A driving force behind the Korean automotive industry, Kia has been instrumental in propelling the country to fifth in the world in terms of total automotive production.
The company produced Korea's first truck in 1971 and first passenger car - the Brisa - in 1974. In 1975 the company also became the first Korean exporter of motor vehicles, when the Brisa was sold in Greece and the Middle East.