Kia Cars for Sale in Nigeria
Kia Motors Co. is a South Korean multinational vehicle manufacturer with its corporate headquarters situated in the South Korean capital Seoul. Kia along with Hyundai are the most well-known Korean auto brand outside of Korea. Kia Motors Co. was founded in 1957 and produces cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks and wagons. Kia Motors is the oldest automobile manufacturing company in Korea and was established in 1944 as a bicycle manufacturing company and gradually expanded into the automotive manufacturing business but the first automated assembly line production to fabricate cars came into being only in 1973. Although Kia primarily focused on the American market during the 80s and the 90s, since 2005 it has started targeting the European markets along with other world automobile markets. To make their stand in the European market, in 2010, the famous Oval Cricket Ground in London England was renamed the Kia Oval as a result of a five year sponsorship deal with Kia. In Nigeria, the official dealer of brand new Kia vehicles is Kia Motors Nigeria, which are under the supervision of Dana Motors while a collection of both new and used Kia vehicles are available for sale on Nigeria’s leading online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi Nigeria from local car dealers and private sellers all across the country.
Kia Performance and Technology
Although Kia is very good at mechanical innovations such as fabricating engines, chassis and gear trains. It's true expertise comes to the fore in the mechatronics and vehicle electronics domain. Kia vehicles have one of the most sophisticated electronic controls and communication systems on board among all the other vehicle manufacturers. Kia was one of the first companies to introduce a smartphone app to control the vehicle and in 2009 Kia introduced a diagnostic tool for Kia owners which would allow the owners to precisely pinpoint any fault in their Kia vehicle. The Kia design is among one of the best as well because since 2007, Kia has hired Samsung designers for their vehicle concept which have brought fresh ideas and a new approach to automobile design.
Popular Kia Models in Nigeria
The most popular Kia models available in Nigeria are the Kia Sorento, the Kia Sportage, Kia Cerato and the most popular being the Kia Rio. All these models enjoy excellent goodwill, prestige and resale which come with the Kia brand name. Find below brief descriptions of some of these models and others.
- Kia Sportage: The Kia Sportage, as its name suggests, is a compact Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV). Its production started in 1993 and Kia Motors Co. is presently manufacturing its third generation. The Kia Sportage became immensely popular upon its introduction to the international market due to its fuel economy which does not compromise on power.
- Kia Sorento: The Kia Sorento mid-size crossover Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) was launched by Kia Motors in 2002. Kia Sorento is a five door SUV that has a four-wheel drivetrain (4WD) and a vehicle chassis equipped with a ladder frame design.
- Kia Sedona: Kia Motors introduced in 1998 the Kia Sedona as part of their minivan category of vehicles. Till date, three generations models of Kia Sedona have been released in four different engine cylinder volumes.
- Kia Rio: The Kia Rio is a sedan vehicle manufacture by Kia Motors as part of their subcompact category of vehicles. It made its debut in 1999 at the Busan Motor Show as a replacement for the Kia Pride.
Among the above popular Kia cars are other models which are also on high demand in Nigeria. These include Kia Amanti and Kia Optima.
Availability of Kia in Nigeria
As a result of their superb technologies, amazing fuel consumption, beautiful design cues, easy access to spare parts and most importantly affordability, the Kia brand is definitely one which you would find all across Nigeria. Find below some major Cities where the Kia brand could be found and listings currently available there.
Authorised dealer of the Kia brand in Nigeria
Amongst other brands, the Dana Motors Nigeria is the authorised distributor of the Kia brand in Nigeria. Dana Motors has made a huge impact in the Nigerian automobile industry with the Kia Brand, as it is gradually matching and almost overtaking the most popular automobile brand in Nigeria, Toyota. With their head office in the highbrow area of Victoria Island, Lagos, they also have showrooms and service centers in major cities across Nigeria; Abuja, Kano, Aba & Port Harcourt.