Kia Corporation, commonly known as Kia (Korean: 기아; Hanja: 起亞; RR: Gia; MR: Kia, IPA: [ki.a]; formerly known as Kyungsung Precision Industry and Kia Motors Corporation), is a South Korean multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. It is South Korea's second largest automobile manufacturer, after its parent company, Hyundai Motor Company, with sales of over 2.8 million vehicles in 2019. As of 2015, the Kia Corporation is minority owned by Hyundai, which holds a 33.88% stake valued at just over US$6 billion. Kia in turn is a minority owner of more than twenty Hyundai subsidiaries ranging from 4.9% up to 45.37%, totaling more than US$8.3 billion.

Kia Corporation
Native name
주식회사 기아
  • Kyungsung Precision Industry
  • Kia Motors Corporation
KRX: 000270
FoundedJune 9, 1944; 78 years ago (1944-06-09)[1]
South Korea
Area served
Worldwide (except Japan and North Korea)
Key people
Commercial vehicles
Production output
2.6 million (2021)
Revenue 69.86 trillion (2021)
₩ 5.06 trillion (2021)
₩ 4.76 trillion (2021)
Total assets ₩ 66.84 trillion (2021)
Total equity ₩34.91 trillion (2021)
OwnerHyundai Motor Company (33.88%)
Number of employees
51,975 (2021)
ParentHyundai Motor Group
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