Kia is South Korea’s second-largest car manufacturer, after Hyundai. Since arriving in the UK in 1991 Kia has sold more than half-a-million cars here.
Kia manufactures budget-priced estates, hatchbacks, MPVs, saloons and 4X4 SUVs. The cheapest car in the range is the Kia Picanto 5-door hatchback, named Bargain Car of the Year by Top Gear magazine in 2011. The most expensive is the 7-seater Kia Sorento SUV.
Kia has won praise for its environmental efforts, including a What Car? Ultra-Low Carbon award for the low CO2 emissions of its cars. It was the first car manufacturer to provide a seven-year warranty on all its new cars, beating the standard three- and five-year offers. There’s also a seven-year warranty on Kia-approved used cars.
Kia was founded as Kyungsung Precision Industries in South Korea in 1944 and renamed Kia Industries in 1952. Here are a few things you may not know about South Korea’s second-largest car manufacturer:
Kia topped the 2016 JD Power Initial Quality Survey, which rates car companies based on customer satisfaction feedback. Kia is the first non-luxury brand to top the poll in 27 years.
Kia offers a wide range of competitively priced vehicles – here are four of the most popular:
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