Kia Motors produces in excess of 2 million cars a year as a global company. Kia models in a wide selection of sedans, crossovers, SUVs, plug-in hybrids, hybrids, electric cars (EVs) & MPVs.

Kia America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia America continues to top automotive quality surveys. Kia is recognized as one of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2023. Kia serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and offers a range of gasoline, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles sold through a network of over 775 dealers in the U.S., including several cars and SUVs proudly assembled in America. The K5, Sportage, Sorento, and Telluride (excludes HEV and PHEV models) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

Kia Motors America Headquarters
111 Peters Canyon Road
Irvine, CA 92606
Voice: 949-468-4800

Kia UK

Kia UK Limited is a leading automotive brand offering one of the industry’s largest range of models across multiple vehicle segments. Founded in 1944, Kia has provided mobility solutions for more than 75 years. The company first entered the UK market in 1991 and has now grown to encompass 190 dealerships located across the country. In 2022, Kia UK was the sixth best-selling brand in the new car market, selling over 100,000 units for the first time. Following a total transformation of the brand in 2021, Kia UK is now widely known as a leader in electrification for its advanced products that offer the technology of tomorrow, today. Kia plans to launch 15 fully electric vehicles globally by 2027, nine in the UK.

Kia Motors Corporation

Kia Motors Corporation, founded in 1944, headquartered in Seoul, is South Korea’s second-largest and oldest automobile manufacturer. Over 1.5 million vehicles a year are produced in 13 manufacturing and assembly operations in eight countries, which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 172 countries. Kia today has 40,000 full-time employees worldwide and annual revenues of over US$14.6 billion and is now a subsidiary of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group (33.88% owned by the Hyundai Motor Company)

From its very humble beginnings as a manufacturer of bicycle parts by hand on the outskirts of Seoul, Korea, Kia Motors has emerged as the driving force behind the Korean motor vehicle for the last six decades, laying claim to the production of the country’s first automobile as well as Korea’s first automobile export.

The word “Kia” is derived from the Chinese characters Ki, meaning to “arise or come up out of” and a, referring to Asia. So when put together, Kia means to “arise or come up out of Asia”

Today, Kia has truly risen as a major global player and boasts an ever-expanding product line-up that is sold through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 180 countries around the world. Around 49,000 Kia employees spanning the globe form an expansive human network that aspires for excellence on behalf of our valued customers.

Kia Motors Corporation
12, Heolleung-ro, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea
Phone +82-2-3464-1114

Company Overview

Kia Corporation
Date of Establishment
Dec. 11, 1944

Hyundai Motor Group

The Hyundai Motor Group is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. It is the largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, the second largest automaker in Asia after Toyota. The group was formed through the purchase of 51% of South Korea’s second-largest car company, Kia Motors, by Hyundai Motor Company in 1998. As of December 31, 2013, Hyundai owns 33.88% of Kia Motors. The Hyundai Kia Automotive Group also refers to the group of affiliated companies interconnected by complex shareholding arrangements, with Hyundai Motor Company regarded as the de facto representative of the group. It is the 2nd largest South Korean chaebol or conglomerate, after Samsung Group, related to other Hyundai-name industries following a specialized development split and restructuring which resulted in Hyundai Motor group, Hyundai Heavy Industries group, Hyundai Development group, Hyundai Department group, and Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance group.


Shareholder Number of shares Ownership
Hyundai Motor Company
Employee stock ownership
Treasury stock
Others (financial institutions)

* As of the end of 2022

Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS)

HMGICS, the Hyundai Motor Group’s test bed and a global open innovation hub, aims to develop new EV business models, forge innovative partnerships, produce mobility products, and develop the Group’s intelligent manufacturing platform to revolutionise the overall sustainable mobility value chain. Established with the aim of revolutionising the future mobility value chain, the Center utilises the latest Industry 4.0 smart technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and robotics with deep expertise in smart mobility solutions and smart automotive manufacturing solutions.

Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) reveals initial details of the Group’s first smart urban mobility hub. Located in Singapore, Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS) will redefine the future of mobility production and set new standards in customer experience when it opens on 21 November 2023. HMGICS will serve as a testbed for human-centric intelligent automotive manufacturing technology, utilising advanced, next-generation production methods significantly evolved from traditional conveyor-belt manufacturing.