Kia Motors started in Seoul, South Korea in 1944 and is still headquartered in Seoul. Kia has thirteen production facilities in eight countries. Kia began selling cars in North America in 1994 with the compact Sephia and then with the Sportage. Their line up grew during the 2000’s and grew even more during the 2010’s. In 2015 Hyundai purchased a minority share of Kia, which brought it under the Hyundai Motor Company.
Kia’s vehicle lineup includes a variety of sedans and crossovers and several hybrids and electric cars. Some of their more popular models include the Soul, Sportage, Sorento and the Sedona minivan. Popular sedans include the Rio, Forte and Optima.
The 2019 line up received numerous awards and the 2020 Telluride earned Best in Show at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. US News & World Report named the 2019 Kia Soul Best Compact Car for the Money and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. US News & World Report named the 2019 Kia Sorento Best 3-Row SUV for the Money.
For the 2018 model year, Kia released the Stinger, a moderately price sports car that can go zero to sixty in 4.7 seconds. This beat both the BMW 44i and the Porsche Panamera off the line. When released, the Stinger was the most anticipated car debut in company history and is a far cry from the rest of the Kia lineup.
Most of the models in the Kia line are smaller vehicles. For car shipping, this means the cost will be very reasonable. Smaller cars are much easier to ship than larger vehicles as the shipper has more flexibility with loading the cars on the car hauler. The only Kia that might possibly considered a larger vehicle is the Telluride. Contact a reputable car shipping company for more detailed information and a free quote.