The Korean automobile firm Kia began the activity in 1944 with release of bicycles. In 1957 the company masters release of motor scooters. Production of motorcycles and three-wheeled trucks begins in 1960. In 1971 with increase in products the firm will be transformed to KIA Corp. The first Mazda 323 car was released in 1974 according to technical documentation of the Japanese Mazda company. In 1976 KIA buys Asia Motors firm and starts releasing cars, trucks and minibuses. After financial crisis in the early eighties Kia makes the cheap Pride car created on the basis of Mazda 121.
After stabilization of a financial position the KIA company in the early nineties enters the automobile market of Europe. In 1990 the firm receives a new name - KIA Motors Corp. The company deserves the international recognition and opens new production in Japan and the United States. On the basis of the Mazda 626 model in 1995 the KIA Clarus car with good aerodynamic characteristics is created. Same year in bodies the hatchback and a sedan leaves the KIA Sephia car. In 1996 with the assistance of developers of the German firm Karmann the KIA Sportage SUV which at the moderate price has good running characteristics is born.
In 1997 descends from the conveyor of a roadster of KMS-II which body is made of composite material. The Lotus Elan car was a basis for a roadster. Same year the KIA Baltic plant in the Russian Kaliningrad on which assembly of KIA cars begins opens. In 1998 KIA Motors Corp because of heavy losses was absorbed by the Hyundai company. At the end of 2006 on automobile works in the city of Izhevsk assembly of the Rio model of the second generation, the Sorento crossover and a sedan of Spectra is made. In the United States the KIA Sephia car is entitled "The safest car in branch". Now Kia cars develop roads more than in 170 countries of the globe.1 - 50 | 51 - 100 | 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 279
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