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Kia Motors
Traded as KRX: 000270
Industry Automobile manufacturer
Founded June 9, 1944
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Area served
Key people
Hyoung-Keun Lee
(President & CEO)
Products Automobiles
Revenue Increase₩23.26 trillion (2010)
($21.261 billion USD)
Increase₩2.254 trillion (2010)
($2.06 billion USD)
Total assets Increase₩18.625 trillion (2010)
($17 billion USD)
Owner Hyundai Kia Automotive Group (49.2%)
Number of employees
42,000 (as of November 2009)
Kia Motors
Hangul 기아자동차
Hanja 起亞自動車
Revised Romanization Gia Jadongcha
McCune–Reischauer Kia Chadongch'a

Kia Motors is a car company. The headquarters are in Seoul, South Korea. It is the second-largest automobile manufacturer in that country, after Hyundai Motor Company. Kia sold of over 1.4 million vehicles in 2010. The company is partly owned by the Hyundai Motor Group. Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee has been president since August 2009.

The word Kia comes from Korean words meaning "to arise to the world from Asia".


Passenger cars

SUVs and vans

Commercial vehicles

  • K2700/Strong/3000S/2500TCI- KMC only
  • K4000s – KMC only
  • AM928 – KMC only
  • Granbird – KMC only
  • Combi

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