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A partially-owned brand of Hyundai Kia Automotive Group based in Seoul, South Korea.  The full company name is Kia Motors.

Kia Motors was founded in 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry making parts and began making vehicles with motorcycles in 1957, trucks in 1962, and cars in 1974.

Vehicle names used by Kia include:  Amanti, Borrego, Carnival, cee'd, Cross GT, GT4 Stinger, K900, Mojave, Niro, Optima, Picanto, Provo, Rio, Rondo, Sedona, Sephia, Sorento, Soul, Spectra, and Sportage.

Dealerships include:  Incredible Kia, Paramount Kia and Southwest Kia.
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DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
10 February 2002South Korean Carmakers Make Huge US Sales Increases
Michael Leland for Voice of America News

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Kia Uvo Uvo
2013 Chicago Auto Show
Chicago Auto Show photo
Safe Driving Technologies Shine at 2013 Chicago Auto Show
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DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
16 July 2013Catalyst for Diesel Particulate Filter, Preparation Method of the Same, and Soot Reduction Device of Diesel Engine Including the Same
United States Patent US 8,486,852
Ho-In Lee, Yeon-Su Kim, Jin Ha Lee, and Jie Won Park for Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation

- 623KB - 12 pages
16 July 2013Method of Forming Nanostructured Surface on Polymer Electrolyte Membrane of Membrane Electrode Assembly for Fuel Cell
United States Patent US 8,486,280
Kwang Ryeol Lee, Myoung Woon Moon, Sae Hoon Kim, and Byung Ki Ahn for Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, and Korea Institute of Science and Technology

- 1.5MB - 19 pages

Article Index

February 10, 2002South Korean Carmakers Make Huge US Sales IncreasesMichael Leland
July 13, 2006Kia, Proclaimed Best UK Auto FranchiseStacey Wilson
February 22, 2007Eight Kia Vehicles Dubbed Best Bet by The Car BookAnthony Fontanelle
September 20, 2007Testing Cars In Death Valley: How Tough?Anthony Fontanelle
February 20, 2008Kia Expands Partnership With NBA TeamsAnthony Fontanelle
April 16, 2009Kia Motors Presence Around the WorldRonnie Tanner
September 7, 2010Kia’s Chief Resigns Amid Auto RecallVOA Breaking News
February 7, 2013Kia Motors America Unveils All-New Forte 5-Door at 2013 Chicago Auto ShowKia Motors America
February 7, 2013Kia Unveils Stunning New Cross GT Concept CUV At 2013 Chicago Auto ShowKia Motors America
February 7, 2013Superman-Inspired Kia Optima Hybrid Soars Into Chicago For Auto Show DebutKia Motors America
February 8, 20132013 Kia Rio Wins MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award For Best Subcompact CarKia Motors America
October 4, 2013Kia Support YouTube Music AwardsGeoff Maxted
January 27, 2014The New Kia VR7 RangeGeoff Maxted
March 27, 2014How To Play Music From Your MP3 Player On Your Kia StereoLudwig Wylde

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