Kia Motors Corporation is a car manufacturer that is located in Seoul, South Korea. It was founded in 1944, and is the oldest car maker in Korea. The name "Kia" means to "arise or come out of Asia". Their American branch, Kia Motors America, Inc., is based in Irvine, California. They are often very cheap and the cost cutting shows through in the fact that they are possibly the worst made cars that are from a capitalist country. 
Kia offers one electric car, the Kia Soul EV. This type of car is also the only available electric SUV.
They started selling cars in the United States around 1994.