KIA and TOTAL renew lubricants recommendation partnership

KIA Motors Corporation and TOTAL Lubrifiants have renewed their global partnership which dates back to 2011 for the next five years running from March 2021 to March 2026 where TOTAL’s lubricants will continue being the recommended brand by KIA in its dealership networks. The networks will be able to benefit from TOTAL Quartz high-performance engine oils, TOTAL Lubrifiants’ marketing expertise as well as TOTAL’s mastery of electric mobility and electric vehicle solutions.

Jean Parizot, Vice-President Automotive at TOTAL Lubrifiants said: “We are proud to continue with this partnership that began 10 years ago. This partnership, built around innovation and technology, has enabled us to develop perfectly customized products with KIA that meet the needs of customers. This renewal provides us with the chance to engineer new solutions for the constantly evolving requirements of electric and hybrid engines and to enlarge the partnership to new fields of cooperation such as mobility and electrification.”

“During the last 10 years we have built a very successful partnership for both TOTAL and KIA, achieving remarkable growth and high levels of customer satisfaction,” said Pablo Martinez, Vice President, Head of Ownership Customer Experience Design at KIA Corporation. “In the course of the next five years we will together explore additional cooperation possibilities in the areas of mobility and electrification,” he added.

KIA Motors Corporation was founded in May 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Today, KIA produces more than 1.4 million vehicles a year at 14 manufacturing and assembly operations in eight countries which are sold and serviced through a network of more than 3,000 distributors and dealers covering 172 countries. The Corporation has more than 40,000 employees.