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What Is Kia’s History?

Kia was founded in 1944 in South Korea and first made bicycle parts. In the 1970s, Kia crafted some models under the Mazda brand, and in the 1980s, released the Ford Festiva in America. The first actual Kia did not appear until 1994 in Portland. By the late 2000s, Kia had many models, including SUVs, sport cars, and luxury cars. Many Americans never heard of Kia until the 1990s and even the 2000s. Now a popular daily driver for millions of people, there are quite a few reasons to choose a Kia.

Why Should I Choose a Kia Model?

  • Different looks: If you’re not fond of a regular looking car, then a Kia (particularly a Kia Soul) may be a good option for you. With eclectic, boxy shapes and custom colors, most Kia models definitely stand out from the crowd.
  • Economical: Now that Kia has been popular for quite a few years, both drivers and reviewers rate models as good value for the price.
  • Great gas mileage: If efficiency and gas mileage are important to you, Kia is top-rated in this aspect.
  • Customizable: Most Kia models offers you myriad options you can load up on, such as leather seats, an Infinity sound system, sunroof, manual or automatic transmissions and heated steering wheel.

What are the types Kia models?

With several Kia models, you can decide which one is best for you. Several popular models are listed below.

  • Forte and Forte5: 4-door sedan that’s great for families or commuters.
  • Niro: This hybrid crossover is environmentally friendly and roomy.
  • Optima: This tried and true sedan is a great family car.
  • Rio: One of the most economical models, the Rio seats five.
  • Sedona: Kia’s minivan is perfect for a large family.
  • Sorento: This SUV is economical, luxurious, and roomy.
  • Soul: This small SUV is great for singles, commuters, families, and everyone who likes a unique car.

What is Kia working on now?

Today, Kia is concentrating on hybrid and electric models, but many of their original American prototypes are still being made, like the Sportage, Soul, and Sedona.