Kia in turn is a minority owner of more than twenty Hyundai subsidiaries ranging from 4.9% up to 45.37% totaling more than .3 billion USD.and later built Honda-licensed small motorcycles (starting in 1957), Mazda-licensed trucks (1962) and cars (1974).In 1992, Kia Motors America was incorporated in the United States.The first Kia-branded vehicles in the United States were sold from four dealerships in Portland, Oregon, in February 1994.Take a closer look at the upgraded Kia sedan with this overview of the 2018 Kia Optima release date and design specs.
As of December 2015, the Kia Motor Corporation is minority owned by Hyundai, which owns a 33.88% stake valued at just over billion USD.
Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan is "The Power to Surprise".
From August 2009 until December 2012, the company has been led by Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee.
Hyundai Motor Company acquired 51% of the company, outbidding Ford Motor Company which had owned an interest in Kia Motors since 1986.
Hyundai Motor Company owns about one third of Kia Motor Corporation.