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Who owns Kia Motors?

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As of 2014, Kia Motors is part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, with approximately 33.88 percent of its shares owned by the Hyundai Motor Company. Kia Motors is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, and has a worldwide distribution and service network for its automobile, luxury car and commercial vehicle products.

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Kia Motors was first founded on June 9, 1944 and is the oldest car company in South Korea. When it was initially founded, the company only manufactured bicycle parts and steel tubing. Kia Motors did not begin to build automotive vehicles until 1957, when it began producing motorcycles. The company later began building trucks and cars in 1962 and 1974 respectively.

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