Ford or Kia: Only 1 in 7 People Can Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Kennita Leon
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What would the world be without vehicles today? While we can say people in general may have been a bit healthier, we can also say that we would be nowhere near as advanced as we are. Back in 1903, a man by the name of Henry Ford launched his automotive company with just $28,000 (which admittedly, was a lot, at the time) and the help of a dozen investors, one of which was Horace Dodge (who later went on to found his own automotive company). Within its first few years, Ford was credited with improving the assembly line concept. Ford Motor Company, shortened to just Ford, would go on to become one of the most successful vehicle brands in the world, starting out with its incredibly popular Model T, to the F-150. 

Kia Motor Corporation, on the other hand, is native to South Korea, where it is currently the second-largest vehicle manufacturer, after Hyundai (which owns about one-third of Kia). The company was founded in 1944 by a then steel tubing and bicycle parts company, Kyungsung Precision Industry, which officially changed its name to Kia Industries in 1952. What many people don't know is that Kia had a brief partnership with Ford back in the day and they collaborated on the Ford Festiva (as it was called in Australia) and the Kia Pride (in Europe), as well as the Ford Aspire (in North America) and the Kia Avella (in South Korea). 

Now that you're up to speed on Ford and Kia's beginnings, have you seen enough of their evolution to differentiate them today? Good luck! 

Since its introduction in 1939, the Lincoln Continental, a range of luxury cars, has gone on to produce 10 model generations.

The Kia Sportage, a compact crossover SUV, has remained in near-continuous production since its conception in 1993.

The Ford Mustang GT, of which there are currently six generations, is an American pony car characterized by its long hoods and short rear decks.

Originally built in Brazil, this subcompact crossover SUV has been in production since 2003 and is currently in its second generation.

In 1953, the Ford F-100 made its debut as the new and improved version of the F-1 during the second generation of the F-Series.

Currently in its second generation, the Ford GT is a mid-engine, two-seater sports car which has been in production since 2004.

Officially called the Kia Carnival, this four-door minivan, now in its third generation, has been in production since 2015.

The Ford Anglia is a front-engine compact car of which 1,594,486 units were built throughout its 28 years of production. Fun fact: This was Arthur Weasley's flying car in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets!

Since its introduction in 2000, this four-door sedan has given rise to four generations, the last of which is still ongoing.

Production for the North American version of this compact car lasted twenty-three years since its launch in 1980.

The Kia Rio is a three/five hatchback subcompact car which, now into its fourth generation, has been manufactured since 2000.

The Ford Thunderbird is an old-school personal luxury car which was manufactured since 1955 until its discontinuation in 1997.

The Kia Rondo, formally known as the Kia Carens, is a compact MPV which is currently four years and counting into its third generation.

The North American variation of this automobile was manufactured across three generations from 1960 to 1970.

The Ford F-150, a popular F-Series model, has undergone many modifications since its debut during the sixth generation.

The Ford Galaxie is a full-size American car which was built from 1958 until production came to a halt in 1974.

The Kia Cerato, officially known as the Kia Forte, is a two-door coupé which has been in production since its launch in 2008.

The Kia Borrego, officially marketed as the Kia Mohave, is a sport utility vehicle which has been in production since 2008.

Since the unveiling at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show, this mid-size crossover SUV has gone on to win five awards during its first generation.

The Kia Amanti, formally marketed as the Kia Opirus, is an executive car which was manufactured for eight years from 2003 to 2010.

This mid/full-size automobile has been in production for seven generations since the launch of the 1986 model year.

The Kia GT, which was launched at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, is a concept car that served as the blueprint for the Kia K9 and the Kia Stinger.

This compact car, which was released in 1998, is now in its third model generation which began in 2011.

The Ford Fiesta is a front-engine, front-wheel-drive supermini which has been manufactured globally since 1976.

Since 2000, this compact crossover CV has consistently been producing across three model generations; the most recent is still on-going.

The Kia Forte Koup, a purpose-built, off-roader, was unveiled for the first time at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas.

The American variation of the Ford Fusion has been in production for three generations since its launch in 2005.

This mid-size crossover SUV, now into the 2013 model year, was revealed for the first time at the 2007 New York International Show.

The 2014 Kia GT Stinger is a rear-drive concept sports car which served as the basis of the 2017 Kia Stinger.

The Kia Picanto is a South Korean, front-engine, front-wheel drive city car with three model generations which began in 2004.

The Kia Pregio, which has been in production since 1995, is a rear-wheel drive cab-over van based on the designs of the Kia Bongo.

Currently in its fifth generation, this compact SUV was introduced in 1990 as the replacement of the Ford Bronco II.

The Kia Ray is a five-door hatchback characterized by its boxy layout which allows for more room, unlike most cars.

The Ford F-Series is a range known for its manufacturing of light/medium-duty trucks, commercial vehicles and chassis cab trucks since 1948.

The 1932 Ford V-8, formally marketed as the Model 18, was the first low-priced, low-marketed automobile to be fitted with the flathead V-8 engine.

The Kia Telluride, not intended for production, is a 2016 concept car which debuted at the North American International Auto Show.

The Kia Soul is a five-door subcompact crossover which was introduced in 2008 at the Parish Motor Show for the 2009 model year.

This economy car produced 16.5 million units, and, together with its affordability and innovation is considered to be one of the most influential cars of the 20th century.

This full-size luxury car has been in production since its 2012 launch in South Korea for the 2013 model year.

Since its introduction in 1949, this automobile was periodically produced for 32 years until its cancellation in 1981.

Ford Model A is the name attached to two Ford models which were built from 1903 – 1904 and 1927 – 1931 respectively.

Despite its launch as a concept car in 2013, production for this hybrid subcompact crossover SUV did not begin until 2016 for the 2017 model year.

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