KIA IN AMERICA
The $8495 Sephia sedan, Kia's first U.S. offering, arrives.
The Sportage SUV begins to be sold in the U.S.
Kia sells its 100,000th car in the United States.
Kia finally has nationwide (49-state) distribution.
The millionth Kia is delivered.
Kia sales finish in eighth place, ahead of GMC, Jeep, Volkswagen, Mazda, and Lexus, among many others.