With all its dependability and efficiency, it’s no wonder that so many Orlando, Kissimmee, Hunters Creek, St. Cloud, Florida, and Osceola area residents drive a Kia. Kia started in 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, a manufacturer for bicycle parts and steel tubing. In 1952, Kyungsung Precision Industry changed its name to Kia Industries and opened its first assembly plant, the Sohari Plant, in 1973. Starting in 1986, Kia joined the automobile industry in collaboration with Ford. From there, Kia produced Mazda-derived vehicles for domestic sales in South Korea and beyond, including the Kia Pride. In 1992, Kia Motors America was incorporated in the United States. By 1995, Kia had over 100 dealerships across thirty states, selling nearly 25,000 cars.
Kia Motors America Inc. was incorporated on October 21, 1992, becoming the first American sales, marketing, and distribution arm of the Kia Motors Corporation. Based in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America Inc. offers the full line of Kia vehicles in over 755 dealerships all over the country.
During the Asian financial crisis, Kia declared bankruptcy in 1997, and reached a deal with Hyundai Motor Group in 1998. Today, Hyundai Motor Group owns around one-third of Kia Motor Corporation. In October 2006, Kia Motors America started construction on Kia Motors Manufacturing in West Point, Georgia, representing a $1 billion investment for the company. Over the years, Kia has surged in popularity; in August 2014, Pope Francis of the Catholic Church rode in a Kia Soul during his five-day visit to South Korea. In 2016, Kia was ranked first in reliability by J.D. Power and Associates, becoming the first non-luxury car maker since 2001 to top that list. At Brad Holtkamp Automotive Inc in Mount Pleasant, we have been servicing Kias since 1996 and have a lot of knowledge on the car makes various models.
Today, Kia has been ranked the number one brand in initial quality, five years in a row. Kia has sold over eight million vehicles in the United States and is the NBA’s Official Automotive Partner. Here is a list of some of Kia’s many models on the market today:
When the time comes to bring your Kia in for repairs, you can bring your car to RepairTech Automotive and DIY in Kissimmee, FL. Our owner Charlie Payne takes a dignified and sensitive approach to auto repair, treating each and every customer with respect. We are very transparent about the services we think your vehicle needs and will never recommend any service that isn’t absolutely necessary. If you are in Kissimmee or surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to bring your Kia to RepairTech Automotive and DIY today!
Here are some reasons why you should choose us:
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For a full range of auto repairs in Kissimmee, FL, count on the team of professionals at RepairTech Automotive and DIY!