Asia is a car manufacturer that was founded in South Korea in 1965 and was active until 1999. In 1976 it was merged into Kia motors company because it wasn‘t capable to meet government requirements of newly released cars export plan. Asia was founded after the government decisions to make imported parts tax free. At first company aimed to make military vehicles, but later it cooperated with Fiat and started making them. Company mostly produced heavy vehicles or SUV.