Awards won by Kia - 2012

Kia has a growing reputation for producing quality vehicles that represent great value.

It’s a reputation that is being recognised by the motoring industry with many awards. Here are just some of the accolades Kia and its vehicles received in 2012:

  • Kia Picanto, Most Popular Small Car, Honest John
  • Kia Picanto, Best City Car (Under £9k and £9k-11k), Parkers
  • Kia Rio, Green Car Award,
  • Kia Rio, Car of the Year, Car Dealer Power Awards
  • Kia Rio, Best Small Car, Diesel Car Magazine
  • Kia Rio, Supermini of the Year, Scottish Motoring Writer’s
  • Kia Rio, Best sub-100g/km Business Car, Business Car Manager
  • Kia Rio, Green Award,
  • Kia Cee’d, Car of the Year, Northern Motoring Writers
  • Kia Sportage, Best Compact SUV, JD Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Survey
  • Kia, Best Car Manufacturer, Which?
  • Kia, Ultra-Low-Carbon Award, What Car?

As the Rio was named Best Supermini at the Association of Scottish Motoring Writer’s Car of the Year Awards, it was commended for delivering an unbeatable package of style and value. Beating off stiff competition from fierce rivals including the Audi A1 and Peugeot 208, it emerged victorious from the most hotly-contested market segment in Britain.

As well as its blend of looks and affordability, the Rio was also praised for its excellent passenger comfort and space, the quality of the interior, reliability, low running costs and market-leading seven-year warranty.

The Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamics picked up several awards for its unbeatably low CO2 emissions of just 85g/km, which was at the time a record low for a conventionally-powered vehicle. This corresponds to affordable running costs, including low road tax obligations and excellent fuel economy.

Contact Birchwood Kia in Eastbourne and Washington (East Sussex) to learn more about the award-winning Kia brand and the vehicles it produces.