Is Kia Really a Korean Car?

I once used a reliable sedan that served me well for years, and it was a Kia. Recently, a friend mentioned something that surprised me—apparently, there’s some debate about whether Kia is actually a Korean car or not. Could someone clarify this for me?

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Kia is indeed a South Korean car brand. It was founded in 1944 and it has been headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, ever since. Kia has played a significant role in shaping the South Korean automotive industry and is recognized globally for its quality vehicles

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The oldest car company in Korea. As a member of the vibrant, international Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia began modestly as a maker of bicycles and motorbikes and has since expanded to become the fifth-largest vehicle manufacturer in the world.

In my experience, I’ve found that Kia vehicles manufactured in Korea tend to be more reliable compared to the ones manufactured in the United States. The longest I’ve ever kept a vehicle was my Kia. Prior to that, I had owned a Honda and a Nissan, but unfortunately, my experience with them wasn’t great. I have to say, there are no warning lights and the powertrain is still original. The best part is, it drives incredibly smooth.

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Yeah right? well put! but do they also have a manufacturing plant in Chicago? or rather the US? I reckon so.

EvansBrown13, I appreciate you sharing your experience! That you believe Korean-built Kia automobiles to be more dependable is intriguing. It’s fantastic that your Kia still has the original engine and runs nicely without any problems. Anyone weighing various car brands can benefit from your insights.