As of 2015, Kia Motors uses designs from the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance. GEMA is a conglomerate of several large automotive brands, such as Hyundai and Mitsubishi, that allows its vehicles to use the same engine designs.Continue Reading
In 1997, Kia Motors filed for bankruptcy, which resulted in Hyundai taking control of 51 percent of the company. Hyundai is still considered the parent company of Kia Motors. This partnership has resulted in many Kia models using engines designed by Hyundai or by GEMA. GEMA engines are generally placed in compact 1.8-, 2.0- or 2.4-liter displacement vehicles.
However, Kia is responsible for making their respective performance engines. One prime example is the GDI Turbo system found on their race spec Optima.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
The company that owns Hyundai Motors also owns 32 percent of Kia Motors. While Hyundai is the largest car manufacturer in South Korea, Kia is the oldest car company in that country.Full Answer >
Although Kia Motors Corporation is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, its automobiles are made by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. in the United States. The North American auto plant is located on more than 2,200 acres in West Point, Ga., according to KMMG.Full Answer >
As of 2014, Kia Motors is part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, with approximately 33.88 percent of its shares owned by the Hyundai Motor Company. Kia Motors is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and has a worldwide distribution and service network for its automobile, luxury car and commercial vehicle products.Full Answer >
Kia does not appear to have any silent recalls as of 2016. It has several active recalls, as reported by Edmunds.com, that include cooling fan resistors for Kia Forte sedans, corrosion problems for 2006 to 2012 Kia Sedona minivans and steering gear assembly separation for 2014 Kia Soul hatchbacks.Full Answer >