The Kia range has once again received a number of awards in 2017. All of the award-winning Kia's are available to view at the Birchwood Eastbourne and Washington showrooms. below are some of the awards won this 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.
Car Tech Awards: Most User Friendly Tech - For this award the judges are experts from Carbuyer and Alphr, they will put the vehicles to the test and decide the winner. The Picanto is the first small Kia to have a Kia Connected Package, this package gives you Google maps navigation, Apple CarPlay™ and Google Play music along with many other features. Paul Philpott, President & Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd said: ‘We are delighted the Picanto’s easy to use technology has been recognised and received such high praise from the judges."
Carbuyer Best Car Awards: Best Car for less than £150 a Month - The Picanto did well this year to win this award, with its attractive pricing, reliability and practicality it has shown it is here to stay! Carbuyer have said “The Kia Picanto is more polished and practical than ever before” along with its 7 year/100,000 mile warranty there is little to sway you away from the Picanto. For a small city car the Picanto still has generous space inside to suit your needs.
Diesel Car and Eco Car Awards: Best Hybrid Vehicle - After its launch in August 2016 the Niro PHEV has exceeded expectations. Ian Robertson, The Editor and Publisher of Diesel Car and Eco Car said, “Some hybrids have often come under fire for being awkwardly styled, but not the Kia Niro, which embraces the popular crossover trend, but still offers wallet-friendly running costs. Looking just as stylish as the Sportage SUV, the Niro can return over 70mpg and offer all the space a family should need. It might be high-tech, but its comprehensive seven-year warranty will reassure owners that this family-sized Kia is built to last.”
Next Green Car Awards: Crossover/SUV - The Niro PHEV impressed the jusges at the Next Greencar Awards this year, with the electric range of 36 miles and 29g/km CO2 it is looking better than many other models on the market. NExt Greencar said "Kia is one of the market leaders in terms of PHEV electric range, and the Niro Plug-In Hybrid benefits from this focus. Throw in the fact that the PHEV technology is wrapped up in practical crossover packaging, and the Niro Plug-In Hybrid is expected to quickly climb the electric vehicle sales charts."
Next Green Car Awards : Estate - The Kia Optima PHEV won this award last year and it is great to see its bigger sibling the Kia Optima Sportswagon win the award this year and its clear as to why! Next Green Car said "For those wanting value-for-money motoring, practicality, and a plug-in powertrain, the Optima Sportswagon Plug-In Hybrid is one of the best options around. With a long electric range and load-lugging potential, Kia's Optima estate opens up PHEV models to many buyers that need a large car but with low running costs."
WhatCar? Used Car Awards: Large SUV 1-3 Years Old - The large SUV market has a wide range of models all battling to get the winning spot. The Kia Sorento was a finalist this year for vehicles ages 1-3 years ago and did well to make it to the top choices. WhatCar? said “It’s not just the space and the generous equipment that mark the Sorento out in this class, but also its premium feel and unmatched seven-year manufacturer warranty. This is a car that makes excellent sense on many levels.”
WhatCar? Used Car Awards: Best Family Car 4-6 Years Old - People can sometimes be put off purchasing a used car over 3 years old but with Kia there is no need to worry. you still have plenty of time left on the 7 year warranty and peace of mind knowing you have a safe, quality vehicle. WhatCar? have said “What really makes the Cee'd stand out is that you’ll still get a significant chunk of manufacturer’s warranty left on it. Throw in low prices and plenty of equipment, and you have an impressive proposition.”
Carbuyer Awards: Best Used Car - This year the Cee'd was again up against very tough competition for the spotlight of Best Used in 2017 but made it to the winning position. With many of the Kia's it impressed the judges with its great value for money secondhand, the levels of equipment, reliability, the list goes on! The 7 Year warranty is another big factor in the decision making. This is the second year the Cee'd has been crowned winner of this award and we wouldn't be surprised to see more for the Cee'd