Happy 69th Birthday to Kia!

30 May
2013 Kia Optima, a symbol of how far Kia's come in nearly 70 years.

2013 Kia Optima, a symbol of how far Kia’s come in nearly 70 years.

Last Friday, May 24th, was Kia’s 69th birthday.  The Korean auto maker’s celebrating nearly 70 years of manufacturing!  It all started back in 1944 with the founding of Kia Motors Corporation, a manufacturer of steel parts and bicycle tubing.  In fact, Kia’s now BACK in the bike biz!  It’s wild how the company’s come full circle.  To learn about the company’s history, from the development of the Titan 4-wheel cargo truck to the Bongo truck to production of the Fiat 132, you’ll find the entire timeline here.  Learn how much there really is to celebrate on this Kia milestone!