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New Kia Logo and Why It Changed

In this article, we look at the upcoming new Kia logo and optional aftermarket Kia logos available for you today. 

ESTIMATED TIME 30 min
DIY COST
DIFFICULTY Easy

Starting with the model year 2022, all Kia vehicles, including Sedona, Sportage, Sorento, Rio, K5, Telluride, Stinger, etc., have the new Kia logo. Check out some pictures of the new Kia logo on actual cars. 

We love the new Kia logo. Kia has improved the quality, and we think Kia needed a new logo for a long time. 

New Kia Logo

Kia New Logo

This is the new logo that Kia has filed a patent for, and according to several Kia dealers, the upcoming logo. 

New Kia Logo Front
New Kia Logo Front
New Kia Logo Back
New Kia Logo Back
New Kia Logo Steering Wheel
New Kia Logo Steering Wheel
Current Kia Logo Wheel Rim
Current Kia Logo Wheel Rim

Why is Kia changing their logo? 

Back in 2021, Kia announced that its logo was designed to express a fresh start and the discontinuation of its previous trajectory. "The rhythmical, unbroken line of the logo conveys Kia's commitment to bringing moments of inspiration, while its symmetry demonstrates confidence," the brand had explained in a press release.

Kia vehicles used to be considered cheap, and it seems that Kia is trying to change that image. The reliability of Kia vehicles has changed dramatically since early 2000. 

Why did Kia change their  name

The early Kia models were not very reliable. The 2015 and newer Kia vehicles are built much better. Here at YOUCANIC, we have made repair tutorials for several Kias. What we are finding out is that the Kias are built as well, if not better in some cases than Honda and Toyota vehicles. 

Upgrade to the New Kia Logo

If you have a Kia with the old logo, it is possible to replace all the badges and install the New Kia Logo

This video shows how to replace the Kia logo if you consider upgrading to the new Kia logo. 

Reaction to the new Kia Logo

Our team here at YOUCANIC loves Kia's new logo. Kia logo redesign is the right move for the South Korean automaker. The new logo is a bold transformation, but that is exactly what Kia needed as their vehicles have improved significantly. 

Watch the video to see these reactions to the new Kia logo. 

Are you looking for a unique KIA logo on your car? Check out these aftermarket Kia logos. The broken K Kia logo is used in the Asian market and is also known as the Kia 3D K logo.

Kia can be defined as "rising out of Asia."

Kia 3D K Logo Emblem

New 3D black carbon K logo badge emblem for KIA? replace stock

Kia 3D Logo Emblem. Change the look of your Kia with this 3D K logo emblem. This is one of the most popular Kia K designs Kia owners use to replace the stock Kia badge.

At a minimum, you should get the three-piece kit to change the front, trunk, and steering wheel badge.

Kia K Carbon Fiber Black Edition

kia logo emblem badge broken k 3d 3.0 kia

Kia Carbon Fiber Emblem. Check out the carbon fiber black edition of the Kia 3D K logo. You can easily replace the steering wheel, front, rear, and wheel Kia badges on your Soul, Optima, Forte, Sedona.

Just make sure you order the correct logo for your specific Kia model.

Kia Logo Red Badge

kia k logo sorento optima sedona forte rio replace stock logo

 

Kia K logo in Red. It would look fabulous on a Black, White, or Red Kia. It can replace the front grille, trunk, and steering wheel Kia badge.

Kia Logo Blue Emblem

3D K Logo Emblem 2ea Grill+Rear Trunk For Kia 2011-2013 Optima / K5  

Kia K logo in Blue. An excellent choice if you love the color blue. It can be installed on Blue or White Kia vehicles or even on Black.

This is still a 3D K logo. You can choose between a chrome or a black broken K color. The blue K logo also comes with a carbon fiber & black trim if you like.

Kia K Logo White

3D K Logo Emblem Carbon Fiber & Black Edition Set 3pc Front + Rear + Mini Sticker

Kia Broken K Logo The final design of the broken K logo is with a white background. Worth considering if you have a white or black car.

White may look good on other Kia car colors. Use this Kia emblem to replace front-rear Kia badges. Easy to install.

Typical Kia Logo Sizes

  • Front: 110mm X 56mm
  • Rear: 129mm X 65mm
  • Mini Sticker: 18mm
  • Wheel Center Cap: 18 mm

*These sizes may vary between Optima, Forte, Sedona, Sorento, Rio, K5, and other Kia models. Verify fitment before you buy your Kia logo set.

How to Install Kia Logo

Installing new Kia K badges is very easy. You will need to remove the oval Kia logo at the front and back. We don't recommend removing the oval Kia logo on the steering wheel, as this can cause damage to the airbag.

Each sticker comes with 3M tape on the back. Pay close attention so that you don't install the emblem upside down.

The front hood and trunk badges are held in place with glue. Warming the badges slightly with an electric heat gun will make removing the Kia badge easier. Do not heat the airbags. Make sure to keep the heat gun on the lowest setting, or you could damage the car paint.

Use residue removal products to remove the leftover adhesive. Goo Gone Cleaner works very well.

To install the Kia K badge on the steering wheel, you must remove the stock Kia badge. Use a flat screwdriver to pry off the OEM Kia badge from the steering wheel.

Once the old Kia badge is removed, the new Kia K emblem can be easily installed.

Avoid washing your Kia for at least a day after installing the emblem, and don't allow any water or rain to get to the emblems. The text version is used in the US & international market, and the broken K logo is used in South Korea.

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