Kia Motors is a South Korean company and it is also the second largest company in South Korea. The company is estimate to have sold over 1,650,920 cars in 2009.the name of the company means to come out and that is what this company has managed to do exactly.
The company has opened up branches in America and is eyeing the European markets too. The company in America has been outselling brands like Chrysler and Mazda. It is also South Korea's oldest car company which was founded in 1944. It began as a manufacturer of bicycles and steel tubes. Before cars the company was building motorcycles and trucks.
It only started car manufacturing in 1974. In 1997 due to the companies financial crisis 51% of the company was acquired by its rival Hyundai Motor Company. The company came into prominence in Europe After selling Mentor which was an alternative to Ford.
The Sorento SUV which has been production since2002 has also capture significant market in Europe. Credo is also one of the company's most famous Sedan. The company also has its hand in production of military and defense vehicles; Jeep is also a part of its defense production.
The Kia Forte is also one of the company's largest selling vehicles recording over 300,000 units' sale in the first year of launch. The company has over fifty seven thousand employees and is looking forward to making of future generation of concept and Hybrid cars for the market.