With a growing stable of models. Kia is turning more and more heads in the US. Kia Motors America is the US sales, marketing and distribution arm of South Korea-based Kia Motors. In the US Kia sells the Forte (coupe, sedan, and five-door hatchback), Optima (sedan, also comes in a hybrid engine version), Rio (compact sedan), Sedona (minivan), Sorento (SUV), Soul (urban passenger vehicle), and Sportage (SUV) models. In 2013 the K900 brand was introduced; it is the first rear-wheel drive sedan to be released by Kia Motors in North America. The next year, the company unveiled the Soul EV, the company’s second mass-produced electric vehicle.