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Kia Motors

Kia Motors
"The Power to Surprise"
Company nameKia Motors
기아자동차
Company typepublic company (Kse - 000270)
IndustryAutomobile manufacturer
FoundedJune 9, 1944
HeadquartersSeoul, South Korea
Area servedInternational
Key peopleYoung-Jong Seo: CEO and President
ProductsAutomobiles
Revenue(+)23.26 trillion (2010)
($21.261 billion USD)
Net income(+)₩2.254 trillion (2010)
($2.06 billion USD)
Total assets(+)₩18.625 trillion (2010)
($17 billion USD)
Owner(s)Hyundai Kia Automotive Group (49.2%)
Employees42,000 (as of November 2009)

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Kia Motors ( , -koki.aIPA), headquartered in Seoul, is South Korea's second-largest automobile manufacturer, following the Hyundai Motor Company, with sales of over 1.4 million vehicles in 2010. The company is partly owned by the Hyundai Motor Group and since August 2009 has been led by Hyoung-Keun (Hank) Lee.

The word Kia derives from Korean words meaning "to arise to the world from Asia".


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