Where is Kia Made?

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Ever wondered, “What country is Kia from?” Kia’s headquarters is located in Seoul, Korea, but there are Kia assembly plants in everywhere from Slovakia to Georgia as well. Many Omaha, NE and Bellevue, NE drivers know Kia as the legendary vehicle manufacturer with a long history of producing affordable, high-quality, and stylish vehicles, but may not be well versed on this car company’s past. Check out our Kia history guide to learn more about where Kia is from and where Kia is made, then contact us for more information and test drive the legend at Edwards Kia!


What Country is Kia From?

Kia was started in South Korea and still maintains headquarters in Seoul. More specifically, Kia was created in the Yeongdeungpo-gu district in southwest Seoul, Korea. In 1973, Kia debuted its initial vehicle assembly plant, creating its vehicles primarily for a Korean buyer’s market. Curious about what Kia vehicles are on the market today? Check out our new and pre-owned Kia inventory right around the corner at Edwards Kia in Council Bluffs!

A Short Kia History

Did you know that Kia didn’t actually begin in the automotive industry? Kia initially manufactured bicycle parts and steel pipes by hand.

  • Once the company garnered success in the steel industry, they began producing whole bicycles in 1951.
  • In 1952, the company adopted the name “Kia.” Kia then began manufacturing motorcycles.
  • Kia began making commercial vehicles by 1962.
  • In 1992, Kia dealerships began cropping up in the United States.
  • By 1995, America boasted 30 Kia dealerships across the country.

Kia has enjoyed exponential growth in the U.S. since 1995, producing those popular vehicles you know them for, such as the Sportage and the Soul. The rest, as they say, is history!

Where is Kia Made?

Since 1994, when Kia debuted their vehicles in North America, Kia has been expanding through the European and North American markets. Today, along with its Seoul headquarters, Kia also boasts assembly plants in Zilina, Slovakia and West Point, Georgia. You can also find the same great Kia quality here at Edwards Kia near La Vista, NE and Papillion, NE!

Experience the Legend at Edwards Kia!

Since the beginning, Kia has proved itself to be a legend in the making, always ready to shift in response to the ever-changing needs of its worldwide audience. It is this innovative spirit and responsiveness that has led it to become one of the most legendary leaders in the automotive industry, delivering the innovative new Kia vehicles you know and love! Kia is also recognized as a leader in technological advancement. The 2021 Kia K5 features a complete suite of cutting edge automotive technology such as wireless connectivity, 10.25-inch high resolution touch screen and a Bose® premium sound system. Ready to experience the legend? Check out our online financing options and new vehicle specials to get behind the wheel today!

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