Kia Corporate Office AddressKia Motors America, Inc.
111 Peters Canyon Rd
Irvine, CA 92606
Contact KiaPhone Number: (949) 468-4800
Fax Number: (949) 470-2809
Email: Email Kia
ExecutivesCEO: Byung Mo Ahn
CFO: David Kim
COO: John Yoon
Kia is a South Korean automobile manufacturer with global headquarters in Seoul. It is South Korea’s second-largest automobile manufacturer after Hyundai.
The name Kia is derived from two Korean words which together mean “Rising out of Asia.”
Kia was founded in 1944 as a maker of steel tubing and bicycle parts. They later began building complete bicycles.
In 1957 they began building motorcycles, then trucks in 1962, and cars in 1974.
From 1986 to 1995 they expanded methodically and incorporated into the United States.
During the Asian financial crisis, Kia declared bankruptcy. Hyundai acquired 51% of the company. After subsequent adjustments, it now owns 32.8% of Kia.
Today Kia sells over 1.5 million vehicles per year.