Kia Motors is an automaker South Korea relatively new to the United States. During its early years, Kia primarily catered to budget–minded consumers and cars priced below competitive models. Recently, the growing brand has a first value while also emphasizing technology and sportiness. Founded in Korea in 1944, Kia began as a maker of steel tubing and bicycle parts. The company’s name from the Chinese language, and means “to arise up out of Asia.” By the early 1950s, the company had produced Korea‘s first bicycle; by the latter part of the decade, Kia had branched out into scooters, and of the C100.
1960 saw the Kia to expand its program to include motorcycles and cargo three wheeled vehicles. Naturally, the next logical step in the production of the car, and the company began to move in this direction in the early 1970s By 1973, Kia built facility designed to make the dreams of its vehicles in existence. Its Sohar plant held the distinction of being fully integrated production of cars in the center of Korea‘s first, and went on to spawn the first fuel gasoline engine of Korea‘s. After a year, Kia unveiled the Brisa, the first car passenger Korea. At the end of the decade, technology, Kia‘s used to make cars like the Peugeot 604 and Fiat 132.
In the late 80s, the Kia included new models like the Concord, Capital, Potentia Pride. In 1987, Ford brought pride to the U.S. coast, rebadging it as the Ford Festiva. Seven years later, Ford dealers got entry level-, subcompact Festiva in the form of another product Kia poorly, Inspire.
Kia finally began selling cars in the U.S. under the name in the early 90s, the trumpets before the introduction of the Sephia compact. The car was a little bit; in its early days of production, the Sephia is available only in select states Western. In the mid–’90s, SUVs had emerged as a phenomenally popular and profitable part of the car. Kia did with the 1995 Sportage, a compact Suv. At the end of the ’90s, the national Kia‘s almost perfect. Financial difficulties in the late ‘90s prevented Kia from expanding its program beyond those two models. Hyundai, the other major automaker in South Korea, acquired the company in a merger in 1998.
Kia has been on a major upswing since the purchase by Hyundai, and the development of quality construction, operation and development in general. Reliability, already a weak point, has improved markedly and consumers‘ confidence was further bolstered by the warranty program‘s little Kia. Today, Kia is on a dramatic upswing and has a comprehensive and well-built coupes, sedans and crossovers to stand out for their value, performance and styling sporty.