Where is Kia Made?

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Many Delaware and Worthington drivers have trusted Kia vehicles for years thanks to their stylish designs, sleek interiors, dependable performance, and safety features. However, some may wonder where is Kia made? From humble beginnings in the far east to becoming one of the most popular automotive brands in the world, find out where Kia is from and how the brand has evolved over the years at Byers Kia. 

What Country is Kia From?

With a unique name like Kia, many drivers will wonder what country is Kia from. The Kia company was started in Seoul, South Korea in 1973 when it opened its first integrated automotive assembly plant. The brand initially manufactured vehicles for the Korean market and neighboring countries, but quickly began expanding throughout the years to have 14 manufacturing facilities in eight countries around the world. 

Where are Kia Vehicles Made Now? 

Since its beginnings in South Korea and the surrounding Asian market, Kia began to move west in the 1990s by opening facilities to service the European market and later opened manufacturing plants in the North American market by 1994. Kia has continued to facilitate more plants and research design centers in the United States, Germany, Japan, Eastern Europe, India, Mexico, China, and Vietnam, all while remaining headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. 

2020 Kia Soul lineup

Available Kia Models

Since the brand entered the European and North American markets in the 1990s, drivers have been introduced Kia’s many driving options. These options offer plenty of variance in terms of design, performance features, interior features, safety ratings, technology, comfort features, and more, all to meet the needs of every driver. Whether you’re looking for a dependable sedan, hatchback, roomy minivan, sporty SUV, or a fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle, Kia has you covered. The brand’s growing lineup of vehicles includes:


  • Kia Soul
  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Sportage
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia Telluride
  • Kia Sedona


  • Kia Rio 
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Stinger
  • Kia Cadenza
  • Kia K900
2019 Kia Forte exterior in red

Hybrids and EV

  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Optima Hybrid
  • Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
  • Kia Niro EV


  • Kia Rio 5-Door
  • Kia Forte5

Find Your Favorite Kia Model for Sale at Byers Kia

You’ll no longer have to ask “where is Kia made?” when you’re taking a look at our selection of new, used, and certified pre-owned Kia vehicles for sale to find your next car. Contact us to get the car buying process started with a dedicated member of our finance team, or talk to our staff about scheduling a test drive near Columbus and Marion today.

2019 Kia Niro in white


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(888) 380-2230
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