- Date: June 9, 1944
- Type: Company
This Company is related to Kia Spectra
Kia Motors Corporation, headquartered in Seoul, is South Korea's second-largest automobile manufacturer, following the Hyundai Motor Company. According to Kia Motors, the name "Kia" derives from the Sino-Korean words "ki" ("to come out") and "a" (which stands for Asia), it is roughly translated as "arise or come up out of Asia" or "rising out of Asia". Kia Motors America (KMA) is the American sales, marketing, and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.