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KIA Motors Corp., one of the oldest South Korean companies, was founded in 1944 from a small workshop on repair of the rental on the outskirts of Seoul. In 1952 the company was issued the first Korean bike, five years later, the first scooter. In the fall of 1961 was established Assembly production motorcycles.
1973 saw the release of the first Korean gasoline engine and installation of the Assembly complex for passenger cars.
In the 80 years KIA was going through hard times. However, thanks to the right strategy leadership, the company managed not only to survive, but in the 90’s to enter the European market and join the ranks of the world’s leading car manufacturers.
In 2000 KIA model line has been changed – new cars Visto, Rio and Magentis, bringing the total number of models (families) to 13. The company made a bid for the Magentis sedan, the optimal ratio of price and quality, premiered at the Paris motor show in 2001. Rio is actually the similar Hyundai Accent.
Now the Corporation, since 1999 member of the group Hyundai-Kia has 16 production and Assembly facilities in 13 countries with a total staff of over 30 thousand people. Distribution network of KIA Motors covers more than 3,300 dealers in 155 countries. Today, KIA is one of the fastest growing car manufacturers in the world.