Kia Motors Corporation was founded in Seoul, South Korea on June 9, 1944. Its cars arrived to the North American market starting with the Sephia in 1993.


Car models[edit | edit source]

Name Model years Type
Kia Sephia 1994-2001 Sedan
Kia Sportage 1995-2002 Sport Utility

Sales[edit | edit source]

The first 692 units of the Kia Sephia were sold in late 1993.

Date Sephia Sportage 4DR Sportage 2DR
1994 January 605 N/A
February 626
March 638
April 714
May 1,010
June 1,053
July 1,106
August 1,368
September 1,528
October 1,207
November 1,156
December 1,152
TOTAL 12,163
1995 January 1,070 157 N/A
February 884 169
March 1,040 269
April 927 329
May 1,388 519
June 1,130 535
July 1,743 919
August 1,969 912
September 1,838 891
October 1,714 723
November 1,411 1,229
December 1,611 1,363
TOTAL 16,725 8,015
1996 January 933 575 N/A
February 1,324 563
March 1,759 438
April 2,014 286
May 3,180 301
June 3,959 442
July 2,613 628
August 2,797 1,432
September 2,362 1,418
October 2,411 1,386
November 1,788 1,386
December 1,226 1,053
TOTAL 26,366 9,908
1997 January 1,492 1,132 N/A
February 1,483 1,046
March 1,921 1,172
April 2,305 1,236
May 2,847 2,070
June 2,568 1,424
July 3,398 1,626
August 4,087 2,234
September 4,733 2,390
October 3,610 2,303
November 3,513 1,804
December 3,537 1,394
TOTAL 35,494 19,831
1998 54,311 27,528 1,054
1999 82,211 47,560 4,823
2000 67,893 58,399 3,951
2001 49,016 48,888 3,480
2002 0 39,436 0
2003 0 5,616 0

Shipping prices[edit | edit source]

  • $375 (1994 models)
  • $385 (1995 models)
  • $400 (1995.5 models)
  • $415 (1996 models)
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