Where is Kia Made?

2020 Kia Sportage Rear

Delray Beach drivers shopping for a new Kia vehicle probably know this manufacturer’s reputation for sleek and reliable vehicles but sometimes wonder, “Where is Kia made?” or ask “What country is Kia from?” These questions can have two distinct answers, as the Kia headquarters in Seoul South Korea isn’t the only place that builds Kia vehicles. Here, Kia Delray answers the question, “Where is Kia from?” and covers more facts about Kia manufacturing locations.

What Country is Kia From?

So, where is Kia from? Kia officially started making vehicles for the Korean market specifically in the Yeongdeungpo-gu district of Seoul, South Korea in 1973. This year is a very important point in a long and storied history of a now-global car manufacturer, but things actually begin earlier. Here are some important dates in the history of the Kia brand:

  • 1951: The Kia brand, then in the steel business, replacing bike parts and pipes, decides to start making their own bikes.
  • 1952: The company adopts the name “Kia” and steps it up with motorcycle production.
  • 1962: Kia Motors produces its first ever commercial vehicle.
  • 1992: Kia Motors enters the United States market, resulting in 30 Kia dealerships in the USA.

Manufacturing Locations Where Kia Cars Are Made

Boca Raton and Boynton Beach drivers are doubtless familiar with the site of a Kia Soul or a Kia Sportage on the road. But what country do Kia models and parts currently come from? After all, since that fateful 1992 entry into the American market, Kia has been a part of the North American car ecosystem. So, where do Kia vehicles and genuine Kia parts found North America get made? The answer is they are manufactured in one of three locations:

  • The headquarters in Seoul, South Korea
  • The United States manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia
  • Another manufacturing plant in Zilina, Slovakia

Test Drive a New Kia in Delray Beach, FL Today

Now you know what to say if anyone asks you, “Where is Kia from?” Knowing the history of these vehicles just adds to the fun of owning one for yourself. Check out the specials at Kia Delray to find a deal on a new Kia vehicle, and contact us today to set up a test drive!

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