Full List of Kia Models

Below is a list of all Kia cars & models that have come out so far. This Kia vehicle model list includes photos of Kia vehicles along with release dates and body types of each car. Did you used to drive one of the old Kia cars on this list? The company has had hits and misses, but definitely have put out some great cars. Everything from Kia Optima to Kia Soul is included on this list. This list of car models made by Kia is a great way to see how Kia has evolved over the years. Kia types also have car class information available if you click on their names and go to their dedicated page.
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  • Kia Optima
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    The Kia Optima is a mid-size four-door sedan manufactured by Kia Motors since 2000 and marketed globally through various nameplates. First generation cars were mostly marketed as the Optima, although the Kia Magentis name was used in Europe and Canada when sales began there in 2002. For the second generation models, Kia used the Kia Lotze & Kia K5 name for the South Korean market, and the Magentis name globally, except in the United States and Malaysia where the Optima name was retained. The Optima name is now going to be used for all markets except China, where they will also use the South Korean market name.
  • Kia Rio
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    The Kia Rio is a subcompact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Kia since August 2000 and now in its third generation. Body styles have included a three and five-door hatchback and four-door sedan body styles, equipped with inline-four gasoline and diesel engines, and front-wheel drive. The Rio replaced the first-generation Pride—a rebadged version of the Ford Festiva—and the Avella, a subcompact sold as a Ford in some markets. A second generation was introduced in 2005 in Europe and 2006 in North America, sharing its platform with the Hyundai Accent, a subcompact manufactured by its sister Hyundai Motor Company. In South Korea, the second generation was marketed as the New ...more
  • Kia Sportage
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    Kia Sportage

    The Kia Sportage is a compact crossover vehicle built by the South Korean manufacturer Kia since 1993.
  • Kia Soul
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    The Kia Soul is a compact car designed at Kia's design center in California, unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, manufactured in South Korea, and sold since 2009.
  • Kia Forte
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    The Kia Forte is a compact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Kia Motors since mid-2008. It replaced the Kia Cerato and is available in two-door coupé, four-door sedan, five-door hatchback variants. It is not available in Europe, where the similar sized Kia Cee'd is offered. In South Korea, this car is marketed as the Kia K3. In some markets, such as Costa Rica, Australia and Brazil, the Forte is marketed as the Kia Cerato replacing its predecessor of the same name. In Colombia and Singapore, the name Kia Cerato Forte is used, while Naza of Malaysia has assembled the vehicle since 2009, selling it there under the name Naza Forte.
  • Lotus Elan
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    Lotus Elan is the name of two convertible cars and one fixed head coupé produced by Lotus Cars. The original Type 26, 26R Racing version, 36R Racing version, 36 Fixed Head Coupe, 45 Drop Head Coupe, and the "Type 50" +2 Coupe, circa 1962 to 1975, are commonly known as the 1960s Elans. A similar Elan-inspired model called Evante was produced from mid-1980s by British Lotus specialists Vegantune. The Type M100 from 1989 to 1995, is also commonly known as the 1990s Elan. This second model was also produced in South Korea by Kia Motors between 1996 and 1999, rebadged as the Kia Elan.