The answer is they are manufactured in one of three locations: The headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. The United States manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia. Another manufacturing plant in Zilina, Slovakia.
At this time, three Kia models are made and manufactured in the United States: Kia Sorento. Kia K5. Kia Telluride.
Where are Kia Cars Made? While a majority of Kia manufacturing plants are located in South Korea, a handful of the models you see here in the U.S. are built in plants located in North America.
Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motors (DYK) has kicked off a new era for the brand with the Chinese-market debut of the new Kia K5 and Kia Carnival at Auto China 2020 in Beijing. Kia is also showcasing the K3 EV at Auto China 2020 in Beijing.
Kia earned a top 3 position in the RepairPal reliability ratings, including a top 2 finish when including only non-luxury brands. The Kia Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 32 for all car brands. This rating is based on an average across 345 unique models.
As an accessible brand with high-reliability ratings, Kias tend to be significantly cheaper to maintain than the average automobile, with an annual repair cost of around $474—far less than the average vehicle maintenance cost of $652.