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Kia Motors Corporation is a famous and second-largest (after Hyundai) South Korean carmaker with headquarters in
Founded in June, 1944, the company originally manufactured steel tubes and bicycle parts. In 1951 it launched production of bicycles and gradually changed it to production of motorbikes, trucks and, finally, cars in 1974, after the first Kia production plant was unveiled in 1973. Within 1981-1986, the company was forced out of car production due to military dictatorship and switched to light truck production. In 1986, Kia restarted car production and since then has been expanding its markets in
In 2005 Kia Motors became Europe-oriented, paying much attention to the design and consequently hiring Peter Schreyer to be in charge of the company’s design innovations.
In 2010, Kia unveiled its production plant in
In 2014, Kia Soul compact car drew international attention when Pope Francis drove this model during his visit to
The name Kia can be roughly translated from Korean as ‘the one who comes from
Today, the company’s model range includes a vast choice of cars, SUVs and MPVs, including the popular Cee’d hatchback, the Cerato saloon, hatchback and coupe, the eco-friendly Optima Hybrid, the renowned Sportage and the world-famous Soul.
In 2014, Kia’s global sales increased by 5.9 % giving a total of 2.907.757 vehicles sold worldwide. The ever-increasing amount of sales means that a vast number of Kia models are affordable either as brand-new or pre-owned. When buying a used car it is very important to be sure of the vehicle’s history, and Kia VIN decoder can be of great help here: when decoded, the Kia VIN number tells all the needed information about the car you are going to purchase (its production plant, year of make, engine details and other vital data).
VIN-checking service will help make purchase of a used Kia car a safe and secure deal.