Kia is an automotive manufacturer founded in Korea. Its largest headquarters is located within South Korea, in Seoul, and the company is the second-largest to come from Korea, the leading company being Hyundai Motor Company. You can find servicing, workshop and repair manuals for many of their popular models on this page as PDFs.
Browse by Kia Model (6 in total)
Optima (K5)The Kia Optima and the Hyundai Sonata are both badge-engineered models that share many of the same mechanics. The line started in the year 2000 and has gone through five generations of design along with a safety score that started at 1 and now sits at 5 out of 5 stars
Sedona/CarnivalThe Sedona is a minivan that was marketed under this nameplate in North America until 2020. Now the car is known globally as the Carnival and Grand Carnival. It is sat on the same platform as the Sportage crossover SUV
SephiaThe Sephia was brought in to replace the Concord/Capital line as the company's new compact car. It went through 2 generations of design where it was known as the Chuma, Spectra and Timor at various points worldwide
On the Kia Sorento service manuals page you can find all of the PDFs we store for that particular car.
SoulThe Soul is a subcompact crossover SUV that was originally built upon the Rio platform in 2009. Over the years it has moved to a subcompact crossover SUV platform that is shared with the Hyundai Kona (during its third generation)
SportageThe Kia Sportage started life in the early 1990s as a compact SUV built upon the Mazda Bongo platform. In 2005 the nameplate was revived and now the car was a compact crossover SUV that was badge engineered as the Hyundai Tucson
The Kia Motor Company was founded on June 9 in 1944. This company didn’t start to produce motor vehicles until 1952, starting with small Honda-licensed motorcycles as well as Mazda-licensed trucks. After small success, the company decided to produce its first assembly plant in late 1973. This was named the Sohari Plant, and primarily produced the company’s ‘Brisa’ range of cars.
However, Kia faced a major setback in 1981, when political ramifications forced the company to stop producing cars. In fact, the company was forced to make small trucks and didn’t start to produce any cars until 1984.
So, in 1986, Kia decided to become partners with the American car company Ford. Thanks to the partnership, the company started to produce a more diverse range of cars and even started to export their vehicles to other countries. To these other countries, Kia was seen as a budget model and was generally pushed to the back of the showrooms. Some of the cars exported included the Kia Pride and the Avella.
The company faced even harder times in 1997 when it declared bankruptcy. As such, the company decided to make an agreement with Hyundai, which gained 51% of the company through public share acquisition. Hyundai has helped to put Kia back onto a successful path, and the company has since focused on gaining ground in the European market.
One of the most successful cars produced by Kia is the Soul. In fact, the car even received praise from Pope Francis. It has won several awards in America for its reliability and has helped the company recover from its crisis in 1997.
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