Corporate / Design & Technology

Designing a new beginning September 27th, 2007

Euisun ChungBy Euisun Chung
President and CEO
Kia Motors Corporation

In addition to the official unveiling of our Kee sports coupe concept vehicle and European pro_cee’d production car, the commencement of the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show also saw the long awaited grand opening of Kia’s brand new European headquarters and design center. And I was extremely pleased to have been on hand to deliver my best wishes.

Kia Motors Europe (KME) new headquarters

Literally just a stone’s throw away from Messe Frankfurt (the venue for the Frankfurt Motor Show), our new European facilities, and the talent within, will drive the not only the future of Kia in Europe but also our efforts to forge a new design identity.

Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief Design Officer, will direct our global design initiatives from this new state-of-the-art facility, which will be joined shortly by a similar design studio in the USA located at our brand new Kia Motors America (KMA) corporate headquarters. These localized design centers are the key to achieving our global vision for Kia: to become a design-choice brand without high product pricing.

Kia European Design Center

Design is being taken seriously throughout our entire organization; and these new investments are a clear sign that we are dedicated to keeping a finger on the pulse of both European and North American consumer tastes as we strive to become the new and exciting automotive icon of the 21st century.

Here’s a short intro video to our new European headquarters that was shown at the grand opening ceremony.

 

  • Patrick

    Thats really cool and I congradulate Kia on this new site. Hope it can help in making the future products of Kia more exciting…

    Good luck!

  • Ordener

    Well, I’m really impressed with the new kia hq! No match for the BMW hq designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au, but still it gets the job done.

    I’m a senior architect with a design company working with General Motors Europe to implement the Corporate Identity with Romanian dealers. We’re all Kia fans, and we would do the same job for kia FOR FREE! It’s just what we Brits do – bet on the underdog, knowing that’s it’s really better than the overrated brands out there.

    Keep up the good work, guys!

  • Congrats Kia on its grand opening of the brand new Kia European HQ in Frankfurt.

  • J.H.Kim

    Hopefully, Your new building and Design strategy open your new era..

  • mabye ill be there some day no?

  • my dream is to revelosionize auto mobiles Im trying so hard
    but still aint in high school so gotta wait.