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March 28, 2015 3:56 PM ET


Company Overview of Kia Motors America, Inc.

Company Overview

Kia Motors America, Inc. designs, markets, and sells automobiles. The company’s inventory includes new and pre-owned fun-to-drive cars and crossover utility vehicles, urban passenger vehicles, sedans, and minivans. It serves customers through dealers in the United States. The company was incorporated in 1992 and is based in Irvine, California. Kia Motors America, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corp.

111 Peters Canyon Road

Irvine, CA 92606

United States

Founded in 1992





Key Executives for Kia Motors America, Inc.

Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Chairman of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and Chief Executive Officer of Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia
Director of Regional Operations
Chief Designer
Senior Vice President of HR & Administration
Executive Vice President of Human Resources/Administration, Legal and Diversity Relations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kia Motors America, Inc. Key Developments

Kia Motors America, Inc. Reports Sales Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended February 2015

Kia Motors America, Inc. reported sales results for the month and year to date ended February 2015. For the month, the company reported sales of 44,030 vehicles compared to 41,218 vehicles a year ago. For the year to date, the company reported sales of 82,329 vehicles compared to 78,229 vehicles a year ago.

Kia Motors America Announces Driver Lineup for 2015 Pirelli World Challenge Season

Kia Motors America and Kinetic Motorsports announced the 2015 driver line-up that will defend that title during the upcoming PWC season. Canadian Mark Wilkins, who finished third in the GTS Driver Championship in each of the last two years, returns to pilot the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo, while experienced British racer, Ben Clucas, reunites with Kinetic Motorsports to make his PWC debut behind the wheel of the No. 36 Kia Optima turbo when the new season begins at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, March 7-8, 2015. Clucas fills the large driving shoes of Kia Racing veteran Nic Jonsson, who remains with the team but will focus on vehicle testing and development instead of on-track PWC competition this season. Clucas' 14-year driving career ranges from single-seat, open-wheel formula cars to high-powered Grand Touring (GT) tin tops. Most recently, Clucas competed in the 2014 Aston Martin Challenge, driving an Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4 to one race win and two fast race laps. He also competed in the Endurance GT VdeV Championship in a Mosler MT 900, recording one win in that series as well. Additionally, Clucas' driving career includes experience in Spanish GT, Grand-Am Rolex Series, and Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in which he drove a BMW M3 for Kinetic Motorsports in 2011. Clucas' career has spanned four continents with highlights including the 1999 British Kart Championship, 2002 Formula Ford Championship, 2006 Formula 3 Championship, and the 2009 Spanish GT Championship. Toronto, Ontario, native Wilkins rejoins Kia Racing for his third season behind the wheel of the No. 38 B.R.A.K.E.S. Optima turbo.

Kia Motors America Announces Sales Results for the Month of January 2015

Kia Motors America reported sales results for the month of January 2015. For the period, the company’s sales were 38,299 vehicles, up 3.5% over the same period last year.

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