New logo, brand identity for Kia

Kia has launched a brand-new logo, slogan and brand identity.

Kia logo 2021

The Korean powerhouse announced the new logo on 6 January, with promises of more information due on Friday 15 January.

The logo was revealed in the company’s home city of Seoul, South Korea, with 303 pyro drones. The drones formed to spell the new logo and, in the process, set a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to launch fireworks simultaneously.

Kia South Africa confirmed that it will release more details on its new look and brand philosophy on Friday, while it will also communicate any changes to its dealers via a video conference as soon as possible.

According to the company’s global head office, the new logo represents Kia’s ambition to establish a “leadership position in the future mobility industry by revamping nearly all facets of its business”.

Kia logo reveal.
Kia broke the world record for the number of pyro drones used at once when it revealed its new logo in South Korea last week,

While several companies, including BMW, MINI and Volkswagen, have recently revamped their corporate logos, Kia has grabbed the world’s attention by completely reinventing its logo. It says that the new logo was created to resemble handwriting, with elements of symmetry, a rhythm and a rising slant.

The new logo, and a change from KIA to Kia, is accompanied by a brand slogan: “Movement that inspires”. These elements will soon start appearing in the company’s marketing communications, while the use on its vehicles, and the subsequent use on dealership showrooms, will only follow much later.

Kia South Africa confirmed that it will release more details on its new look and brand philosophy on Friday, while it will also communicate any changes to its dealers via a video conference as soon as possible.

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