KIA: A DIFFERENT BEAT

Written By: Brittany Miller, , English

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY

KIA is one of the oldest brands in South Korea, founded on June 9, 1944. In 1951, their bicycles´ production began, and in 1962 the production of trucks was born.

But it was not until 1974 that Kia started assembling automobiles. Their first cars: the Sedan Brisa and the Brisa Pick-up models were a success in the 70´s.

Later, in December 1998, Hyundai and Kia merged forming Hyundai-Kia Motors Group, which is currently the eighth automotive group worldwide with sales in excess of eight million vehicles, according to Forbes.

In 2000 the first KIA Optima was launched; since then, KIA has acquired eight plants in South Korea, China, Slovakia and the US with an estimated production of two million 620 thousand cars per year and another 200 thousand units produced in Russia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt and Ecuador.

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KIA

Kia tops the list of automotive brands with the highest initial quality. The South Korean displaced Porsche from the coveted top of the list, becoming the first non-premium brand to head it in the last 27 years.

The 2016 Kia Soul, has achieved recognition as the multi-use compact with better initial quality of the J.D. Power 2016 and also became the first brand to head the list of brands with this quality index. Kia has rapidly ranked high among all popular brands and here we are going to show you some of its most popular creations that you will find in our great Autoplex: Kalidy Kia.

THE SORENTO

The Sorento was launched for the first time in 2002 and this one of the Kia Models that has earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick + award, which is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. So if you are looking for a vehicle that delivers exceptional safety and security look no further. This vehicle is packed with great features and systems, guaranteed to bring you exceptional driving.

cadenza

This is a model that we do not hear about frequently and it is one of the best kept secrets of the American automotive market. The industry´s judges have considered that Cadenza, deserves recognition for its multiple standard equipment and its luxurious cabin. For this and many other great features the Kia Cadenza was named in March 2018 the best large car for families by U.S. News & World Report for second consecutive year.

SOUL

Soul has been named among the best family cars of 2016 by parents magazine and Edmunds.com. Kia took the world by surprise when it unveiled its funky new crossover in 2010 and still is one of the favorites! The Soul is a two-time Car and Driver “10 Best Trucks and SUVs” award winner as much for its intelligent price as its clever interior packaging. The Soul was designed to appeal to a younger demographic, and offers a sporty, unique style that no other vehicle on the market have matched yet.

optima

A bold shape. Appealing details. A delicate balance. Exciting technologies. And an extended wheelbase for remarkable stability and comfort. The roomy Kia Optima puts refinement into an irresistible package. Modern urban life is more hectic than ever before, so the Kia Optima boasts advanced features that give new meaning to safety and convenience so that you can drive with true peace of mind. It´s not just a car, it´s your eyes and ears.

kalidy kia

Take your previous thoughts on what a dealership is like and throw them out the window. With a sleek new showroom you’ll notice the moment you set foot in the doors, it’s clear why we stand out. Kalidy is about eye-catching finishes and that loving touch that can only be described as stylish. How? It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a Mercedes or a Kia Soul, we’ve got that and everything in between, and we’ll ensure you get the car you’re looking for.

What if the weather isn’t cooperating? No worries. We’ll bring any cars inside right to you, because that’s what Friends For Life™ means to us.

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