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Kia Motors

South Korean automobile manufacturer

Kia Motors (Korean: 기아자동차, ki.a) is a car company. The headquarters are in Seoul, South Korea. It is the second-largest automobile manufacturer in that country, after Hyundai Motor Company. Kia sold of over 1.4 million vehicles in 2010.[2] The company is partly owned by the Hyundai Motor Group. Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee has been president since August 2009.[3]

Kia Motors
Type Public
Traded as KRX: 000270
Industry Automobile manufacturer
When it was created December 11, 1944
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Area served Worldwide
Key people Han-Woo Park
(President & CEO)
Things made Automobiles
Money earned Increase23.26 trillion (2010)
($21.261 billion USD)
Net income Increase₩2.254 trillion (2010)
($2.06 billion USD)
Total assets Increase₩18.625 trillion (2010)
($17 billion USD)
Owner(s) Hyundai Motor Group (49.2%[1])
Employees 42,000 (as of November 2009)
Kia Motors
Hangul 기아자동차
Hanja 起亞自動車
Revised Romanization Gia Jadongcha
McCune–Reischauer Kia Chadongch'a

The word Kia comes from Korean words meaning "to arise to the world from Asia".




  1. "Common/filedown.aspx?path=AnnualReport&filename=2009AR.pdf Hyundai Motor 2009 annual report". Retrieved 2011-04-24.
  2. "보안상 차단된 페이지". Retrieved 2011-04-24.