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ccording to Kia Motors, the name "Kia" derives from the Sino-Korean
words ki ("to come out") and a (which stands for Asia),
it is roughly translated as "arise or come up out of Asia" or "rising
out of Asia"
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South Korea's oldest car company, Kia was founded in 1944 as a
manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycles. In 1952, Kia changed its name from Kyungsung
Precision Industry
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and later built motorcycles (starting in 1957), trucks (1962) and cars
(1974). Starting in 1986, in partnership with Ford, Kia produced several Mazda
derived vehicles for both domestic sales in South Korea into other
countries. These models include the Pride
(based on the Mazda 121) and Avella,
which were sold in North America and Australasia
as the Ford Festiva and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Aspire" target="_blank">Ford
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