Where Is Kia Made?

2021 Kia Sorento on Highway


Whether you are a long-time proud owner of Kia vehicles or you are considering getting a Kia car as your next Winter Haven ride, you have probably wondered “Where is Kia made?” and “Where is Kia from?” Well, let the team at Regal Kia tell you more about the history of this brand. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, which is also the country that Kia is from. However, a good amount of Kia manufacturing and assembly plants are found in Georgia and Slovakia. Keep on reading to find out more and contact us if you have any questions!

What Country is Kia From?

Curious what country Kia is from? Started from the Yeongdeungpo-gu district of South Korea, the Kia legacy made its mark. Kia built vehicles mainly for the Korean market after opening its first integrated automotive assembly plant in 1973. 

Kia History Overview

This fun fact will surprise many Plant City drivers, but Kia didn’t begin their history as a car manufacturer. They actually started their brand by manufacturing steel pipes and bicycle parts. After they established themselves in the steel business, they started to manufacture complete bikes in 1951 and one year later, they came up with the name “Kia.” 

American drivers finally experienced Kia dealerships in 1992. In just three years, there were 30 Kia dealerships in the United States. Look at how far Kia Motors has come! Now, many drivers across the world are commuting in a Kia model like the Kia Seltos, Kia Sorento, or even the all-new 2022 Carnival.

Where Are Kia Vehicles Made Now? 

After Kia stepped their foot in the North American market, they have been growing across the North American and European markets. So where is Kia made now? Kia vehicles are made in assembly plants located in West Point, Georgia and Zilina, Slovakia

Experience The Kia Legacy at Regal Kia

Now that you know where Kia is from and a bit more about its beginnings, browse our inventory for a Kia vehicle of your choice and test drive it in Lakeland! Make sure to use our new vehicle specials to save on your purchase and learn more about preventative maintenance and Kia protection plan, so you can be safe and sound on the Brandon roads.

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