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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
Director of Regional Operations
Chief Designer
Senior Vice President of HR & Administration
Executive Vice President of Human Resources/Administration
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Kia Motors America, Inc. Key Developments

Kia Motors America Recalls Forte Sedan in US

Kia Motors America is recalling 86,880 Forte sedans in the US. The recall covers potential for a cooling fan resistor to overheat and melt, increasing risk of a fire. The recall affects vehicles from the 2014 model year and is scheduled to begin on 24 February. Dealers will replace the cooling fan resister and multi-fuse unit for all affected vehicles; owners of Fortes with the 1.8-liter engine will also have engine control unit software updated. Several incidents of fires that might be linked to the resistor, with no accidents or injuries.

Kia Motors America Reports Sales Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended November 2014

Kia Motors America reported sales results for the month and year to date ended November 2014. For the month, the company reported total sales of 44,936 units, compared to 45,411 units in November 2013. For the year to date, the company reported total sales of 534,647 units, an increase of 6.6%, compared to 501,548 units for the corresponding period of 2013.

Kia Motors America Announces Sales Results for the Month and Year to Date Ended October 2014

Kia Motors America announced sales results for the month and year to date ended October 2014. The company sold 44,694 units last month compared with 39,754 units over the year-ago period. For the January to October 2014, the company sold 489,711 units against 456,137 units in the same period in 2013.

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