Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is a Korean automobile manufacturer. It manufactures, and markets wide variety of motor vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUVs), multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), passenger cars, and commercial vehicles. Major brands under which the company markets its vehicles include Soul, Cerato, Venga, Optima, Carens, and Sportage among others. The company markets these vehicles through a network of distributors and dealers across 172 countries throughout the world. It holds a manufacturing capacity of more than 1.4 million vehicles every year through 14 manufacturing and assembly facilities located in eight countries. Along with its subsidiaries the company operates in the US, Canada, Europe, Germany, the UK, Spain, France, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, and Australia. Major operating subsidiaries include Kia Tigers, Kia Motors America, Kia Motors Australia Pty Ltd., Kia Japan Co., Ltd. and Kia Canada among others. Kia is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.