Awards won by Kia - 2011

Kia’s reputation for producing great-value, quality vehicles is growing year on year. Here are just a handful of the awards Kia and its vehicles received in 2011:

  • Kia Picanto, Car of the Year, Northern Motoring Writers
  • Kia Picanto, Best Supermini, What Car? Green Awards
  • Kia Picanto, Bargain Car of the Year, Top Gear Magazine Awards
  • Kia Picanto, Best Small Car, Scottish Motoring Writers
  • Kia Picanto, Car of the Year, Driving Magazine
  • Kia Cee’d, Best Medium Hatchback & Overall Winner, Parkers
  • Kia Sportage, Best Crossover, Diesel Car Magazine
  • Kia Sportage, Best Crossover, Fleet News
  • Kia Sportage, Best 4x4 & Car of the Year, Carbuyer.co.uk
  • Kia Sorento, Best SUV, Total 4x4 Magazine
  • Kia, Used Car Scheme of the Year, Auto Express

    After naming the Kia Picanto as the Car of the Year, Derrick Grocock, Vice Chairman of the Northern Motoring Writers said: "Kia's consistent quality and style have seen them become the only company to have two vehicles in the Top 10 on three separate occasions - and this year Picanto topped the bill with the all-new Sportage.”

    Meanwhile, the Kia Sorento was named Total 4x4’s Best SUV for the second year in succession. Editor Alan Kidd explains: “The Sorento was our reigning champion in the full-size SUV class, and it impressed us every bit as much this year as last. Its style, poise, kit and practicality all score heavily in its favour.

    “Make no mistake, this award wasn't about just being cheap. The Sorento beat a long list of premium opponents because it's very good at everything that matters. Its bargain price and unbeatable seven-year warranty merely seal the deal.”

    Contact Birchwood Kia to discover more about the award-winning Kia range and its vehicles.