Kia Motors Corporation is Korean automobile company, the second car manufacturer in South Korea and the seventh in the world. In 2013, it sold nearly 275 million KIA cars. The official slogan of the company is «The Power to Surprise». The head office Is in Seoul, Korea. Founded in 1944, it was part of a group (chaebol) Kia Group, from which it was separated in 2003. Originally the company was called KyungSung Precision Industry, and only in 1951 was named KIA Industries. The main activity was the creation of individual means of transport – bicycles and motorcycles. The production of trucks and passenger cars has been launched only in 1970. The millionth car rolled off the production line in 1988. In 1990, the company received a new name – KIA Motors Inc.