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Buying a new Kia

Since its arrival in Australia in 1998, Kia vehicles have resonated strongly with Australian buyers with more Kia dealers open for business than ever before. As Korea’s oldest car manufacturer, Kia’s quality and value are world renowned and Kia Australia now deliver a wide range of quality vehicles into the Australian marketplace. With over 30 accredited Kia Dealers within the Private Fleet National Network across Australia and a purchasing power of many hundreds of new vehicles per year, Private Fleet is well placed to ensure that your next new Kia purchase is second to none.

Private Fleet are able to save private buyers thousands of dollars on the following 2024 Kia vehicles:

To find out more or to find out how to obtain Private Fleet Discount Pricing via your local Kia dealer, click here to complete our 30 second enquiry form or call 1300 303 181 during business hours.

Please Note: Private Fleet is not affiliated nor endorsed by Kia Australia. Rather our relationships are with franchised Kia Dealers.

More About: Kia.

Kia was founded towards the end of WW2 as Kyungsung Precision Industry. The company produced bike parts and steel tubing which led to Korea’s first locally made bike, the Samchully, in 1951. The company changed to Kia the next year and  soon afterwards made, under license, Honda motorbikes and Mazda cars & trucks.

1973 saw the company’s first dedicated automotive plant, building a nameplate called Brisa, until 1981. A military dictatorship saw the manufacturer change to a truck only production line until 1986, when they joined forces with Ford and produced Mazda derived vehicles, of which many would best know as the Ford Festiva.

In 1992 Kia became part of the North American automotive landscape, selling from four dealerships in the Oregon city of Portland. By 1995 there were over 100 dealerships and sales reached over 24700 vehicles.

The Korean financial crisis in 1997 had Kia declare bankruptcy and in an effort to stay afloat, agreed with fellow Korean manufacturer Hyundai to exchange ownership of certain business assets. Hyundai took on 51% originally, whereas Kia is currently a minority owner of over twenty different Hyundai portfolios totalling well over eight billion dollars American.

Halfway through the first decade of “the noughties” Kia’s focused switched to Europe and hired legendary German designer Peter Schreyer in 2006 and establishing the corporate look known as the “tiger nose”.

Kia shares platforms with Hyundai, with the Cerato and Sorento amongst them, and in late 2017 released the highly anticipated twin turbo V6 powered Stinger to media acclaim.