Established in 1944, Kia is South Korea’s oldest automobile company, beginning life as the Kyungsung Precision Industry and fabricating steel tubing and bicycle parts. Kia began manufacturing cars in the mid-1970s, and since 2006, has undergone a complete design overhaul of its offerings. To set itself apart, Kia introduced a new grille common to all of its vehicles. Named the Tiger Nose, this distinctive face has helped to redefine the look and feel of Kia’s fleet.
Kia’s model lineup includes mid-size and luxury sedans such as the Optima, Cadenza, K900 and crossovers and minivans such as the Soul, Sportage, Sorento, Sedona. Buyers looking for a used Kia for sale can also choose from compacts such as the Forte and Rio.