Kia Motors Corporation (in Korean: formerly known as Kyungsung Precision Industry and Kia Motors Corporation) is a South Korean multinational automaker headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, producing more than 2.8 million vehicles in 2019. This is based on data provided by Hyundai Motor Company.


The KDealer Portal is a private, encrypted connection between Kia Motors America (KMA) and its dealers, where the latter may access proprietary systems and programmes as well as information that is both proprietary and economically sensitive. In December 1944, the company was started as Kyungsung Precision Industry, producing steel tubes and bicycle parts. In 1951, Kia produced the Samchully, the first national bicycle of Korea.

Hyundai holds an estimated 33.88% interest in Kia Corporation, worth more than $6 trillion, as of December 2015. Kia has a minority ownership stake in around twenty wholly or partially owned Hyundai businesses worth over $8.3 billion.

In 1973, the business launched production at its Sohari facility, where it produced its first fully integrated vehicle. [9] Kia manufactured the Mazda-based Brisa, a tiny car, until 1981, when manufacturing was discontinued due to the concentration of industry ordered by new military dictator Chun Doohwan. As a result, Kia was out of automobiles and had to switch to making trucks instead.


The utility provider is responsible for deciding which corporate personnel are granted access to the system and what kinds of actions that access will permit. The licenced business may assign the duties of the licence administrator to another employee.

On October 21, 1992, Kia America, Inc. was established in California to serve as Kia Corporation’s marketing, sales, and distribution arm in the United States. KMA’s headquarters are in Irvine, California, and they have over 755 dealerships around the United States where they sell their whole line of automobiles. In 1993, the KIA Sephia and the KIA Sportage were the company’s debut models in the United States.