The Kia brand has established incredible loyalty with Elgin drivers, and they have happy customers from all around the country. Kia has incredibly high standards and has been providing quality sedans, crossovers, SUVs, and hybrids for a long time, but how much do you know about the popular auto manufacturer? Perhaps you've wondered, "Where is Kia made? Where is Kia from?" 

Napleton's Elgin Kia is here to answer all of your questions about Kia. Learn more here, and then come into Napleton's Elgin Kia to experience your favorite Kia in person. 

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What Country is Kia From?

First, let's answer the question, Where is Kia from?" In 1973, the company opened its first integrated automotive assembly plant in Seoul, South Korea. In the beginning, Kia produced vehicles only for the Korean market, but soon it caught on in neighboring countries that took notice of the style and quality renowned to the Kia brand. 

Now, decades later, Kia has expanded to 14 manufacturing facilities located in eight countries around the globe, bringing its popular vehicles to the Schaumburg and St. Charles areas.

Where are Kia Vehicles Made Now?

Kia vehicles really hit the States in the 1990s, after the company opened manufacturing plants in North America. They have since opened plants in many other countries, including India, Germany, Japan, Eastern Europe, China, Mexico, and Vietnam. That means that Kia vehicles and Kia OEM parts are made all over the world! However, the Kia headquarters remain in Seoul, South Korea. So, it's highly possible that some or all of your new Kia vehicle was made here in the United States of America.

Find the Kia Model Right for You

No matter your driving needs in Streamwood, Kia has the right model for you. Do you need an all-wheel-drive model? Check out our extensive inventory of new Kia vehicles. You'll find compact sedans, roomy SUVs, hybrids, minivans, and crossovers. All models come with the incredible industry-leading warranty, and our helpful sales team can help you choose from the following models: 


  • Kia Rio
  • Kia Forte
  • Kia Optima
  • Kia Stinger
  • Kia Cadenza
  • Kia K900

Hybrids and EV:

  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Optima Hybrid
  • Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
  • Kia Niro EV


  • Kia Rio 5-Door
  • Kia Forte5


  • Kia Soul
  • Kia Niro
  • Kia Sportage
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia Telluride
  • Kia Sedona

Experience Kia at Napleton's Elgin Kia Today

Now that you know the history of Kia and you've seen where Kia is from, come into Napleton's Elgin Kia to experience a Kia in person! Our helpful finance team will explain all of our financing specials and incentives and give you a fair price for your trade-in. Have questions? Give us a call today.