Corporate / Regist Notice

Rafael Nadal and Kia renew partnership for another five years May 4th, 2015

Good friendships are meant to last. So is the case for Kia Motors and Rafael Nadal, the prince of the global tennis court. We are so happy to let our fans know that ‘Rafa’ and Kia have agreed to partner up for another five years. Since 2006, Rafa has represented Kia Motors as our global brand ambassador. The Spanish tennis sensation has achieved an unprecedented 14 Grand Slam wins throughout his career, and he will continue to be one of the most popular sportsmen in the world, telling our stories through a variety of activities.


Rafel Nadal at the Australian Open

Our renewed collaboration, which was announced on May 1st at a ceremony held in Madrid, Spain, will pair Nadal’s uber-star stature with Kia’s modern, high quality automobiles. We feel he is ideal for telling our brand’s youthful and dynamic stories, all around the world.


Nadal and Kia Motors Spain President Kyung-Hyun Kim Thumnail

Rafael Nadal and Kia Motors Spain President, Kyung-Hyun Kim

During the ceremony Nadal said, “Kia Motors has become a top car brand and I have seen many great changes and improvements through the years. It’s been great fun working with the team over the last nine years, and I’m delighted to continue our partnership as I can’t wait to see what the future holds for both of us.”


Rafael Nadal Kia Motors

Nadal with Kia Motors Spain Managing Director Emilio Herrera (left) and President Kyung-Hyun Kim

Thank you, Rafa, for all these years of great partnership. We are thrilled to be furthering our journey together! You can continue to enjoy Nadal’s appearances in Kia’s global campaigns on TV, in print, on social media, and at Kia’s international events, including the Australian Open tennis championship and major international motor shows.