Kia

Kia is a Korean carmaker that is known for its value for money offerings in the passenger vehicle market. It is a sister concern of the Hyundai Motor Group. Kia started its journey as a manufacturer of steel tubes and bicycle parts in 1944.

It entered the automotive industry with a contract to manufacture and steel Mazda-licensed trucks and cars in 1962 and 1974, respectively.

It entered the automotive industry with a contract to manufacture and steel Mazda-licensed trucks and cars in 1962 and 1974, respectively.

To the same effect, the construction of its manufacturing facility is underway in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The said plant is expected to be operational by 2019, with an annual production capacity of 3 lakh units. Kia India is reportedly aiming to launch five models by 2021, starting with a midsize crossover based on the SP Concept that was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.


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