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KIA opens community run mechanic training centre in Ethiopia

Posted: June 28, 2017 at 2:08 pm   /   CSR, Featured, Kia Global

KIA Motors Corporation has opened its new community-run auto mechanic training centre in Ethiopia. The establishment of the new Kia-KOICA Green Light Auto Mechanic Training Center is one of the latest steps in KIA’s ‘Green Light Project’ corporate social responsibility program. The Kia-KOICA training centre is located in the Lideta area of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis […]

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KIA tops J.D. Power’s Initial Quality ranking for second straight year

Posted: June 22, 2017 at 11:43 am   /   Awards, Featured, Kia Global

Continuing a multi-year string of quality and reliability awards and accolades, J.D. Power’s 2017 Initial Quality Study (IQS) today recognised KIA Motors as the highest-ranking nameplate in the United States for the second year in a row. KIA’s improvement to 72 problems per 100 vehicles marks the best nameplate performance within the last 20 years […]

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A look at KIA’s global production network

Posted: February 22, 2017 at 11:53 am   /   Featured, Kia Global

In 1974, Kia assembled its very first passenger car – the Brisa – at the Sohari production plant. As country’s very first fully-integrated automobile manufacturing plant, our facilities at Sohari came to be known as the birthplace of the Korean automobile industry. Starting from these humble beginnings, Kia now produces more than 3 million cars […]

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KIA officially opens Mexico production facility

Posted: September 9, 2016 at 4:56 pm   /   Featured, Kia Global

Grand opening ceremony for new Mexican production facility KIA’s sixth overseas production facility represents a US$3 billion investment Annual production capacity to reach 400 000 units; KIA’s global production capacity to reach 3,56 million units 14 000 jobs to be created by the end of 2017, with further CSR investment planned for the region All-new […]

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Cars to life: Making connected cars a reality

Posted: July 25, 2016 at 8:30 am   /   Kia Global, Latest News

As ours live become increasingly digital, it’s only natural that our cars will as well. Kia Motors and our parent company, the Hyundai Motor Group, are working to revolutionize the driving experience by offering full-fledged “connected car” technology in the near future. According to industry experts, the connected car may be THE most compelling innovation […]

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KIA cuts environmental impact of car manufacturing

Posted: July 21, 2016 at 9:14 am   /   Featured, General, Kia Global, Technical

KIA Motors Corporation has made significant progress in reducing the environmental impact of its production facilities, according to the company’s annual ‘MOVE’ sustainability report.   The Korean car manufacturer’s ongoing efforts to introduce more environmentally sustainable production methods have, over the past 12 months, resulted in lower greenhouse gas emissions levels, less waste and reduced […]

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KIA takes first place in Auto Bild magazine’s Quality Report 2015

Posted: December 15, 2015 at 9:01 am   /   Kia Global, Latest News, News

KIA Motors has been named in first place according to the Quality Report 2015 published by Auto Bild magazine (issue 50/2015), which rates customer satisfaction, reliability and long-term quality of the 20 leading automotive brands on the German market. KIA shared the top position with Mazda with an overall rating of 2.14 (on a scale […]

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Kia remains strong on Interbrand’s 2015 list of 100 Best Global Brands

Posted: October 9, 2015 at 11:05 am   /   Awards, Kia Global

We are proud to announce that Kia stands proudly at number 74 on the international brand consultancyInterbrand’s 2015 list of 100 Best Global Brands. Kia has demonstrated strong performance as a global brand, making Interbrand’s exclusive list for Best Global Brand for the fourth consecutive year. Despite the unfavorable economic environment of the past year, Kia has […]

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Dynamic energy: Bold new exterior design for next-gen KIA Sportage

Posted: August 27, 2015 at 9:25 am   /   Featured, Kia Global, Latest News

KIA Motors has today revealed the first official exterior images of the all-new KIA Sportage, featuring an attractive new design. The all-new Sportage will make its global debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show on 15 September 2015.   Entering its fourth-generation, the all-new KIA Sportage features a bold, progressive design, with the vehicle’s designers […]

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KIA celebrates its 15 millionth vehicle export

Posted: August 20, 2015 at 4:58 pm   /   General, Kia Global, Latest News

KIA Motors is celebrating the global export of its 15 millionth vehicle, an all-new Sorento shipped to the Middle East this month, 40 years after the brand’s first overseas vehicle export. KIA achieved the historic milestone of 10 million overseas vehicle exports in March 2011, and it has taken only a further four years to […]

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