The Kia Corporation is a South Korean-based vehicle manufacturing corporation, much like Hyundai

With nearly 2.8 million vehicles sold in 2019, it was the second-largest automaker in South Korea

exactly behind Hyundai, which also happens to be its parent corporation.

With the name "Kyunsung Precision Industry," Kia was established in December 1944 

 a focus on the production of steel tubing and bicycle components. Korea's first domestic bicycle 

 was finally made by Kia in 1951, and the firm later changed its name to "Kia Industries"

before declaring bankruptcy in 1997 and having the Hyundai Motor firm take over operations.