Kia Motors

Kia has been partnering with the Australian Open – the Grand Slam of the Asia Pacific – since 2002 as the longest-running Major Partner

Kia is once again thrilled to be the Major Partner of the iconic Asia-Pacific Tennis Grand Slam, the Australian Open. While playing a key role in supporting the players and promoting the growth of tennis, Kia will be active during the Australian Open at numerous on-site and off-site locations.

Kia prides itself in providing premium event transportation services. For Australian Open 2020, 120 of Kia’s latest vehicles will be supplied to ensure safe and convenient transportation of the world’s top tennis players, VIPs, officials and media throughout the event.

Kia vehicles are also on display at Melbourne Park for the duration of the event, showcasing their cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art styling to thousands of fans.

Kia Brand Ambassador Rafael Nadal from AO2019

The opportunity to provide fun and interactive activities for the fans in and around Melbourne Park has been a rewarding experience. Kia hosts several hospitality programs, including Kia Lucky Drive to Australia, bringing Kia fans from all over the world to Melbourne for an unforgettable adventure.

2019 Kia Lucky Drive to Australia program

Australian Open Kia Ball Kids

For Australian Open 2020, Kia will serve as the Official Partner of the Australian Open Ball Kids Program.

Kia runs the AO Ball Kids International Program, sending children from South Korea since 2004 and from India since 2018 to serve as official ball kids during the tournament. 

Starting with the Australian Open 2020, selected official ball kids will be wearing Kia branded uniforms in front of thousands of Australian Open fans.

AO19 Ball Kids

About Kia Motors

Kia Motors (www.kia.com) is a maker of world-class quality vehicles for the young-at-heart. Founded in 1944, Kia today sells around 3 million vehicles a year in 190 countries, with more than 52,000 employees worldwide, annual revenues of over US$49 billion and manufacturing facilities in five countries. Kia is the major partner of the Australian Open, official automotive partner of FIFA, official partner of the UEFA Europa League, and main partner of League of Legends European Championship 2019. The company's brand slogan – "The Power to Surprise" – represents Kia’s global commitment to surprise the world with exciting, inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

Visit any Kia booth at the Australian Open to win prizes! 


The AO Selfie Competition sponsored by Kia begins at 10am on 20 January (AEST) 2020 and closes at 7pm on 2nd February 2020 (AEST).

Eligible entrants who upload a photo or gif image of themselves with an expression of FELIZ, VAMOS or AMOR to their public Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account together with the hashtags #KiaTennis and #AOselfie will be entered into the competition to win exciting prizes.  
*Feliz translates to “Happy”, Vamos to “Let’s go” and Amor to “Love”. Show and express your feelings full of happiness, energy and love.

Meanwhile, fans who visit any of Kia’s five activation spots in and around Melbourne Park (Kia Junior Drive, AO Selfie, Seltos Studio, AO Ball Drive and more) during the tournament will be given a Kia picnic mat especially designed for Australian Open 2020 (limited quantities available).

Please click here for #aoselfie and #kiatennis competition terms and conditions.