Where is Kia Made?

2020 Kia Optima SX
 

Have you ever wondered ‘where is Kia made’? Kia headquarters are located in Seoul, but the automaker also has assembly plants in Georgia and Slovakia. Kia has a long history of great vehicles, including previous models like the Kia Pride. Saugus drivers know that Kia continually produces high-quality, reliable, and affordable vehicles, but many may not know much about Kia history. Read on to learn more about the origins of Kia and the brand’s rich history with Pride Kia of Lynn!


What Country is Kia From?

Pride Kia of Lynn is often asked by Lynn customers ‘where is Kia from’? Kia originated in South Korea and is headquartered in Seoul. Specifically, Kia is produced in southwest Seoul in the Yeongdeungpo-gu district. In 1973, Kia opened its first integrated automotive assembly plant and created automobiles mainly for the Korean market. 

Brief Kia History: From Seoul to Across the Globe 

While Kia has made its name as a renowned automobile manufacturer, many Peabody drivers don’t know that Kia didn’t originally begin in the auto industry. Formerly known as Kyungsung Precision Industry, the brand first began producing steel pipes and bicycle parts by hand. Once the company established itself in the steel industry, they began manufacturing entire bikes in 1951. A year later, the brand was renamed “Kia.” Eventually, Kia started producing motorcycles as well, later moving onto commercial vehicles in 1962–becoming Kia as we all know it today!

It wasn’t until 1992 that Kia dealerships started opening in the United States, and by 1995, there were 30 Kia dealerships stateside. Kia has only continued to grow over the years, producing popular vehicles Salem drivers know and love like the Soul and Sportage

Where are Kia Automobiles Made Now? 

In 1994, Kia was introduced to the North American market and ever since then, the brand has spread throughout North America and Europe. Today, in addition to its headquarters in Seoul, Kia has an assembly plant in West Point, Georgia and Zilina, Slovakia. 

Make History in a Kia from Pride Kia of Lynn!

From a bicycle-parts manufacturer to one of the world’s most popular automakers, Kia’s history is one of a kind. You can make history in a new Kia from Pride Kia of Lynn! Contact us to schedule a test drive and get behind the wheel of the Kia that meets your lifestyle. Or, check out how popular Kia model fare against the competition in this Kia Sorento vs. Honda Pilot comparison! Use our online shopper tool to shop for the Kia you want, set up all of your financing and payment arrangements, then schedule delivery to have your Kia sent right to your front door! Want to learn more about all that Kia has to offer? Check out some of the benefits of a used Kia. Step inside of the new Kia Sportage interior, or, use our online shopper tool to shop for the Kia you want, set up all of your financing and payment arrangements. Compare Kia SUVs, then contact us to schedule a test drive and get behind the wheel of the Kia that meets your lifestyle.

More from Pride Kia of Lynn

  • 2022 Kia Carnival Interior

      If you’re looking for a family-friendly vehicle that provides a sportier ride through Saugus, then you’ll love the outstanding versatility of the new 2022 Kia Carnival interior. With expanded interior space for a relaxed ride and ample storage, along with all of the cabin technology and convenience you need in a new van, this…

  • 2021 Kia Sorento Trim Levels

      Are you searching the Saugus auto market for an SUV that can reinvigorate your automotive experience? If so, the new Kia Sorento should be at the top of your list. With five trims to choose from, finding an SUV that matches your budget and lifestyle is a breeze when you make the switch to…

  • 2021 Kia Sportage MPG

    When equipped with the base 2.4L engine and front-wheel drive, the 2021 Kia Sportage fuel economy reaches an impressive estimated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Even with an upgraded turbo 2.0L engine under the hood, the Sportage mpg rates up to 20 city and 28 highway. Looking to learn…

Saved Vehicles

SAVED VEHICLES

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:

Save

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us

781-596-1010

Call Now

793 Lynnway • Lynn, MA 01905

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 9am-6pm

Open Today! Service: 7:30am-5pm

Open Today! Parts: 7:30am-5pm

Pride Kia of Lynn 42.449193, -70.964527.