About Kia Motors America, Inc.

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.

Geographic Reach

The company is the US arm of parent company, Kia Motors , and has operating locations in Irvine and Santa Monica, California; and in Township, Michigan. It also has a manufacturing plant at West Point, Georgia.

Sales and Marketing

Kia Motors America operates through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.

Financial Performance

The parent company gained 36% of its 2014 revenues from its North American operations.

Strategy

In 2014 Kia Motors America announced a multiyear extension of its marketing partnership with the National Basketball Association . It also announced that it would become an Official Automotive Partner of the Women's National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League .

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Kia Motors America, Inc.

111 Peters Canyon Rd
Irvine, CA 92606-1790
Phone: 1 (949) 468-4800
Fax: 1 (949) 470-2809

Stats

  • Employer Type: Subsidiary
  • President and CEO: Jang Won Sohn
  • President and CEO: Jang Won Sohn
  • COO: Michael Sprague
  • Employees: 3,000

Major Office Locations

  • Irvine, CA

Other Locations

  • Delray Beach, FL
  • Doral, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • Mount Laurel, NJ
  • Allentown, PA
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