Awards won by Kia - 2016

The Kia range has scooped a number of awards in 2016. You can purchase and test drive the award-winning cars at the Birchwood Eastbourne and Washington showrooms.

While the cars are busy winning awards, Kia has been named in the list of the top 100 Best Global Brands. This year, it has jumped up to 69th place, having grown tremendously with brand value increased by 11 percent. That’s more than 50 percent since 2012 – just four years.

Interbrand’s Global Director of Brand Valuation said, “Kia’s impressive growth in brand value in recent years can be seen as a direct result of consumers’ strengthening attachment to the highly desirable designs and features of Kia’s product line-up”. Here are some awards that the Kia Brand and cars have won this year:

  • ​2016 J.D Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) - First Place
  • Car Dealer Power 2016 Awards - Manufacturer of the Year

To test drive the Sportage or any other cars in the Kia range, call Birchwood in Eastbourne or Washington or send us an enquiry online using the form.


Kia Picanto

J.D Power Vehicle Dependability Study: Most Dependable City Car - The Picanto was awarded with the highest ranking in the segment for city cars. the study is only in its second year and it measures problems that arise in the past year of original vehicle ownership in the UK after owning the vehicle for 12-36 months of owning the car.


Kia Sportage​

Diesel Car Awards: Car of the Year and Best Medium SUV - ​The Sportage has already started to impress judges this year after its release on 5th February you get high specification for a affordable price making it popular in many categories.

J.D Power Vehicle Dependability Study: First Place - ​The Sportage has picked up yet another award for its high quality and reliability. This award comes only six weeks after the Sportage SUV completed a 100,000 kilometer endurance test carried out by German car magazine, Auto Motor und Sport, The Sportage became the first car in the magazine's publication history to complete the test without a single fault.

Car Dealer Power: Highly Commended for Car of the Year ​- The Sportage may not have won this year but was highly commended by the judges. The Sportage has better steering and handling than ever before and was awarded with a five star Euro NCAP safety rating.