The Hyundai Group was founded in 1947, the car division (founded in 1967) was a part of it. In 1998 Hyundai Motors bought
Kia Motors. In 2003 the Hyundai Group was separated into 5 Holdings, Hyundai Kia Motors was one of it.
Today, Hyundai Kia is
the biggest car brand in South Korea, producing nearly every type of car.