Where is Kia Corporate office Headquarters

Kia Headquarters Address and Contact

  • Address: 111 Peters Canyon Rd
    CA 92606

  • Phone Number:
    +1 949-468-4800

  • Fax Number: 949-468-4515

  • Email: parts@kia.com

  • Number of Employees: 53255

  • Established: December 1944

  • Founder: Kyungsung Precision

  • Key People: Seungkyu (Sean) Yoon

Kia Headquarters Location & Directions

Kia Headquarters Executive Team



Seungkyu (Sean) Yoon


Saad Chehab


James Bell


About Kia, History and Headquarters Information


Kia was founded in the year 1944. The company has been operational for 74 years now. The former name of the company was Kyungsung Precision Industry. The company was a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts, eventually producing Korea’s first domestic bicycle as well, known as the Samchully, in the year 1951. In the year 1952, the company had changed its name to Kia Industries and later built Honda-licensed small motorcycles (1957), along with Mazda-licensed trucks (1962) and cars (1974) as well. The company had opened its first integrated automotive assembly plant in the year 1973, known as the Sohari Plant. The company used to build the small Brisa range of cars until the year 1981 when the production had come to an end after the new military dictator Chun Doo-hwan enforced industry consolidation policies. This forced the company to stop producing passenger cars and focus entirely on light trucks.

Starting in the year 1986, the company had rejoined the automobile industry in partnership with Ford. The company used to produce several Mazda-derived vehicles for both domestic sales in South Korea and also for export into other countries as well. Some of the models included the Kia Pride – which was based on the Mazda 121 and the Avella, which were sold in North America and Australia re-branded as the Ford Festiva and Ford Aspire. In the year 1992, Kia Motors America was then incorporated in the USA. The first Kia-branded vehicles in the USA were sold from four dealerships in Portland, Oregon, USA, during the year 1994. Since then, the company had strongly expanded one region at a time. The company car dealers in 1994 sold the Sephia and a few years later, expanded their line with the addition of the Sportage. By the year 1995, over one hundred Kia dealerships existed across thirty states in the USA and selling a record of more than 24,700 automobiles. Due to the Asian financial crisis, the company had declared bankruptcy in the year 1997 and made a deal with Hyundai Motor Company, in order to diversify the business. Hyundai had acquired almost 51 per cent of the company. Starting in the year 2005, the company began to focus more on the European markets. In the year 2006, Kia Motors America had broken the grounds for Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point, Georgia, USA, representing almost a $1 billion investment for the company. The manufacturing plant had opened in the year 2010 after Kia recorded its 15th consecutive year of increased USA market share. As of the year 2016, the company was awarded for its reliability. The headquarters of the company is based in 111 Peters Canyon Road. The name of the place is Irvine, while the name of the state is California, USA. The pin code of the area is 92606.


Kia is a Korean company that focuses on the designing and development of various kinds of cars and automobiles, for its customers all around the world. The current CEO and vice-chairman of the company are Hyoung-Keun Lee. As of the year 2016, the total revenue of the company is more than 52.7 billion Won. Also, the total yearly production output of the company is more than 3 million units, as of the year 2016. The total number of employees working at the company is more than 53,200, as of the year 2013. The company is currently owned by Hyundai Motors, with a 33.8 per cent share.


The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to purchase various kinds of automobiles that are designed, produced, marketed and sold by the company itself. The company also sells luxury cars and other commercial vehicles as well.

Kia Headquarters Photos

  • GDR says:

    It appears that customer concerns are not being addressed but I am adding my problem anyway. My daughter just bought a used certified Kia. I was to cosign but in the end they had it in my name. I was on the phone not in their office. Now we find out it has a LoJack we didn’t know anything about and that costs extra. Since you don’t care I won’t go into a lot of detail but we were told several things that were not true or after the sale was complete. We were told they would reimburse us for the Lo Jack but now they said they don’t know about that. The conversation was recorded on our end both times we talked to the Sales Manager, who said oh she didn’t have that authority so she couldn’t have told us that. KIA may be a good dependable vehicle but the sales are shoddy and underhanded. After the sale we also found out there was a recall but they won’t honor it. This Mom is mad and as their add says they treat everyone like family, well this family member disagrees with their ways.

  • Arlene & Martin Taylor says:

    I have had the most miserable experience at Kia at sunrise in South Florida at Sawgrass. To begin with I was bringing the car in for you to make sure it cannot be stolen. It took three weeks to make the appointment and then I got an email that they didn’t but I like to change it, which I did not. But let me back up. I bought my husband’s lease out at exactly 3 years. It wasn’t two weeks after I purchase did that to ties with less than thousand miles had to be replaced. Then it rained and from every area where there is the same in this car water is leaking in the front headlights. There is water that leaked. Also the front running light went out on top of that the fuel gauge isn’t working right I am at the dealership at sawgrass and the manager tells me it’s a three year old car it’s old I said three years with less than 15,000 miles is an old car. Yes when I got there they never told me on the phone that I would Have to leave the car overnight. They gave me a loaner. I am 78 years old. I didn’t really want to drive 15 miles to my house and back to go receive my car back. I was there at 10:30 in the morning at 3:30 I was still hanging around and called to see if my car was ready, they put me on with somebody. He told me no tomorrow by 5 o’clock. I had no signal left at 4:30. I got a call the car is ready. I was already home at that point showed up the next day for my car and then all of a sudden they spotted the running like I asked him if I can keep the loaner for two hours because I didn’t know how long will it take for them to fix a running light. After 30 minutes they said it was not the light but the socket that needed replacing. I had an appointment And they told me no – loaner car that it was only for the recall. They gave me a notice all about the fogging with the water condensation in the light. This is all unacceptable for a car that is exactly 3 years old and one month which now has 15,400 miles. I am so disappointed we had before this an optima and I’m never would’ve bought this car if I knew it was going to self-destruct at the three-year warranty I was treated awfully at this Agency. I will never go back. Il You’re have a sport car which I had loved, but will never ever buy another Kia. I do not want to be responsible for any rusting of this car or the headlamps. I am also alone now as my husband is in a long-term care facility, and I have no confidence in this car as soon as I put on a little more mileage it will be history.

  • Chasity says:


    My husband I recently purchased a brand new 2023 KIA sportage from King KIA of Laurel (which used to be Laurel KIA). This is the 13th KIA vehicle we have purchased from them and we have been for the most part satisfied with KIA, until this recent purchase. Our 2023 KIA Sportage is defective and horrible on gas. Some of the issues with this vehicle are, the braking system, the transmission, and the fuel level unit. The steering wheel vibrates when braking , the transmission lags going into gear at times and the system that estimates the fuel is off. We have never been so disappointed in a brand new vehicle. I would not recommend the KIA sportage to anyone.

  • Renee Hart says:

    n the past four months, I have been a very patient Senior Woman that was a victim of that TIKTOK KIA HYAUNDAI CHALLENGE, that your company blatantly stated was a simple vandalism. I was appalled at your response and that is Unacceptable.

    I have written to your company on several occasions about the incident after seeing all these class action lawsuit being established, but your company is only recognizing KIA vehicles between the years of 2011-present. That is so unfair on your part.

    First of all, in the four years that I owned my vehicle, I never anticipated anything of this nature to happen to me. In your responses, it seems like that you were blaming me for the potential theft and destruction of my vehicle. So unfair. My vehicle has been in the shop since July 14th, 2022, because of the lack of parts that my vehicle needs. in the past 3 months, I have had to cancel doctor’s appointments, purchased LYFT rides to get to needed destinations. but I should not have to go through this misery. If you put yourself in my shoes, how would you feel? But, your would not have a problem because your wealth would not allow you to go through this anguish that I am going through.

    Secondly of all, now that four months has passed and still no repair of my vehicle because of backlogged parts, my Vehicle has sat and have not been moved, nor been started so that the fluids can run through the transmission and the engine; and, what is worse, Winter has begun. Now, hopefully, if my Vehicle is fixed within the next two months, I will have to get it tuned up, flush all the old fluids, hope that my engine and transmission does not block up on me and then it’s going to cost unknown amounts of money to replace the engine and transmission. How would you feel if this was happening to you?

    Thirdly of all, since I can’t afford another vehicle, I have to rely on what I was blessed with. How would you feel if this was happening to you? I can’t afford another Vehicle because I was blessed to purchase this vehicle outright. Are your company going to fixed my engine, transmission, replace my starter, alternator, and other parts need to get my Vehicle back to operable position before this TIKTOK KIA CHALLENGE arose? What would you do if you were in my shoes, retired and relying upon a pension on a monthly basis to get you through? But, you can’t feel my pain because your wealth allows you to buy whatever you want when you want it.

    It is going to cost at least $10K-$15K, thousands of dollars just to get my Vehicle back into an operable position after the backlogged parts finally comes in. I don’t have that kind of money to make the necessary fixtures to do that, and I feel that your company is solely responsible for that. I know that a person can’t predict what predators do, but I feel that your company is partly responsible for making a person wait and hope that your company is doing the right thing to rectify the problems with your vehicles.

    i need to hear from your company at your very earliest convenience.


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  • Adrian Alatzas says:

    I was recently shopping for a Kia Seltos LX 2023 and was very excited to find one at my local dealer. Kia Allentown PA 18103. I was very disappointed to find out that they are charging $7,000 over MSRP and it was non negotiable. Is this standard practice with your company? Very disappointed!!!!!

  • Jack Dowler says:

    I am a 4th car customer of KIA. I have owned 3 Sportage’s and Currently own 2016 Sorento with 75k miles.
    Recently my car went into limo mode on the way home from work I was able to get it to a dealership.
    They did some testing and said I needed to have the engine replaced which they did at no cost to me some defect.

    My issue is after I got the car back the car driving was working fine except the air conditioner was not throwing out cold air but it was prior.
    I stopped back to the shop and was told it probably needed recharged which I figured I could do that.
    Several weeks went by and I never seemed to have time to do this myself so I took to shop to get the system recharge.

    The shop ran the recharge machine and they told me the air condition was fully charge but no cold air was being expelled and I should take it back to the dealer.
    I did that and they told me that it could be a part that would cost a lot of dollars to fix and as I explained to them it worked prior to getting the engine replaced why when I got it back not working.
    I was told the job prior would have not had any bearing on this issue.

    It may be by chance that this happen but too close of circumstances for me to not question.
    If you are not the person I should be contacting please guide me to the correct person.

    Thank you for reading and your time.

  • Navneet Sharma says:

    Most unsatisfied customer ofKIA SELTOS purchased on 26-08-2020
    Clutch failed – 32000Kms running
    Battery Finnish in 21 months/52000 kms
    Clutch calender leaks 20000 kms after replacing of clutch

    very very poor performance after 1.5 years.
    Maruti cars are much much better then KIA .
    Big promise, poor delivery

  • Russo says:

    Your phones are horrible have been on hold
    1 hr and still
    No one picks up

  • tiffany carmody says:

    My name is Tiffany Carmody. We own a 2017 Kia Sedona that has been at Kia of escondido since August of 2021. In June of 2020 we have had issues where our van is stuck in park or while driving, our screen goes blank and we lose power and the van isn’t sure which gear it is in. We have gone to multiple dealerships and have had at least 8 parts replaced and have been assured that the issue has been resolved only for it to happen again 2-3 days later. I have broken down on the freeway with my 5 children multiple times and am lucky that we have not been injured or killed. I have opened a case with kia manufacturer. I received a call from our case worker stating that the dealership cannot figure out the issue because it is so intermittent that they are unable to diagnose it. They want to release the vehicle back to us which does not do us any good since it is defective and puts my children in danger. I asked to speak to a supervisor who is now asking that a field tech come and look at our van, which we have already done once before. I have also asked multiple times for a loaner vehicle and have not been provided one. I do not have a vehicle for my family and have had to rent a van all this time. We cannot afford the insurance, registration, payments, etc for the Kia van that hasn’t even been in our possession for 9 months as well as a rental. The general manager at kia escondido had offered us a trade in value at $10,500 and told us to let him know if there was anything we were interested in. The problem with that is that that would not even cover what we owe on the loan (around 14,000) so basically we would be buying a vehicle in full which we all know how expensive that is at this time. I am desperate for some help. At what point do you guys resolve this issue? You have told me multiple times that it was fixed and then it’s not. If you are unable to fix our van, I am struggling to understand how that has become our burden. We have done everything in our power to help the situation. We have been in communication, provided documentation from other repair attempts, sent videos when the issue is happening only to be given absolutely no assistance in the meantime. I need to know what needs to happen in order to receive help. This is absolutely disgusting what your company is putting my family through. If you cannot fix it (even though they have claimed to do so) then we need a different solution. Or if they are set on fixing it, we need accommodations in the meantime. I cannot fathom why I am paying over $400 a month on a vehicle payment that we do not even have. Please reach out to me. My cell is 562-204-7483 home 858-365-7029 email tcarmody0804@gmail.com

    This is for a 2017 Kia Sedona 7TRL507

    Tiffany Carmody

  • Miesha N Ogans says:

    So I love my Kia Optima and I Only put 50000 miles on it in in the last 6 years and I really love my car the other day I was driving and out of the blue The car just stopped there had been issues with the fuel Prior to this I thought that somebody put something in my tank or that I got really bad gas that clogged my fuel pump just suddenly and I put some gas treatment in it seemed to help a little bit but then…. Here we are I had just got a full Synthetic oil Change not even a whole month before this. Now if by some chance this is not covered by the recall I am going going to be very very upset. I am almost completely paid off with this car very close to being paid off actually and I would hate to end up with Such an unhappy ending to a wonderful beginning II also always plan to get another optima if I ever did trade this one in I really had no problems and then just out of the blue it just Stopped praying for Kia 2 Do what is ethically correct and fix the faulty engine and fuel issues that my car had I don’t drive it enough I guess it could have happened sooner should have happened sooner but I just don’t drive it a lot.

  • Heather says:

    To whom it may concern,

    I bought a 2019 Kia Sorento with only 35,000 miles on it. The car broke down after less then 2 months of use and it had nothing to do with anything that I did. I went out to start it one morning and it simply would not start. It has since been towed to the dealer and been sitting in their lot for over two months now and it is still not fixed. The day my car quit working, my brother was taken to a hospital with a massive heart attack and he ended up dying. Because my car would not start, I was unable to get to the hospital to see him before he passed away and that is something you can’t fix and should not have happened. I will never get that moment back and it was all verbose I decided to buy a new “reliable” car.

    The mechanic said they don’t know when the car will be fixed, and that he is still waiting for parts from kia. I have called them several times about the fact that I am making a car payment for a new car and additional fees for rental with no end in site. I bought a new car specifically so I would not have these types of problems and so I would have reliable transportation. This situation is completely unacceptable and I will never ever buy another kia as long as I live. I honestly don’t think the company even cares which is all the more frustrating.

    I would prefer to just give the car back and get my car back that I traded for this new Kia. I am very disappointed and I am worried about the future and this car breaking down again and having all these and problems all over again. This has by far been the worst experience I have ever had buying a new car.

  • Douglas. Moody says:

    I have a complaint not with the KIA product but it’s way of settling complaints.
    My wife and I purchased a 2022 Sportage more than two months ago. The salesman promised us that he would get a security cover for her vehicle as part of the sale. Every time we contacted him, he would tell us that he is still looking. After two months I called to talk with sales manager who never returned a call. So I called KIA cooperates office and was assisted great. They called and got the manger to contact me which he did. The manger assured me that he would take a off the situation and that the salesman would contact me within 48 hours. Well that’s was 8 days ago and still no contact.
    I then tried calling again and refused to return my calls. Do I again contacted KIA corporate office which this time gave me the run around. She told me that this was a dealer problem and they couldn’t interfere As I explained the situation I was again told it was a dealer problem. I know that the dealership of responsible for hiring liars but it is the reputation of KIA is at stake. After several minutes of the runaround I just give up. I told the person I spoke with that I would never t another KIA product and would discourage anyone else from buying one.
    I would love for someone who has integrity to call or contact me. I will welcome the conversation.

    • Joyce says:

      Once they get you to buy their product, they want nothing to do with you. I bought a 2017 Kia Sportage on August 9, 2021 and still do not have the plates. Getting the runaround and the GM Mr. Basulto is a liar just like the salesmen.

  • David Boyer says:

    I bought a 2014 Kia Forte 2 years ago for my granddaughter, it started to use oil about 3 months ago so I took it to the dealership that I bought it from. They performed a series of test on it over a 5 week period and concluded that everything was good and only recommended to get oil changes every 3000 miles. It has been less than a month when I got it back and now it uses 2 quarts a week in less than 50 miles it is not leaking it is using the oil. I made a complaint with Kia and submitted a complaint only to have them close the ticket without contacting me. I also emailed an executive at Kia and never heard back.

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