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. Kia Won the Best Car Manufacturer awarded by Which? and Ultra Low-Carbon Award by WhatCar? Here are just some of the accolades Kia and its vehicles received in 2012:
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Honest John: Most Popular Small Car - The Picanto was awarded with The Most Popular Small Car award by Honestjohn.co.uk this is all down to its compact size and brilliant value for money, this paired along with its 7 year/100,000 mile warranty really makes it a winner in many eyes.
Parkers: Best City Car (Under £9k and £9k-11k) - The Picanto proves to be a great city runaround and its option of 5 and 3 doors gives you additional choice to select from. you can have the fun of driving round the city with the knowledge that you have low running costs that wont cost the earth.
Scottish Motoring Writers: Supermini of the Year -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, it emerged victorious from the most hotly-contested market segment in Britain.
Car Dealer Power Awards: Car of the Year - The Rio was awarded with the Car of the Year for 2012, it has received glowing reviews and attention since its release last September. With many features included it really does make the Rio popular.
Diesel Car Magazine: Best Small Car - 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.
Business Car Manager: Best Sub-100g/km Business Car - The Kia Rio EcoDynamics version was champion for 2012. with a return of 88mpg and just 85g/km of CO2 all down to the 1.1-litre three cylinder diesel engine it packs eco-friendly punch.
Carbuyer.co.uk: Green Award and Green Car Award - 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.
JD Power Vehicle Ownership Satisfaction Survey: Best Compact SUV - Available in four trims you have a range of choice when selecting the Kia Sportage. You have a multitude of choice with optional extras and engines to decide from and with high safety ratings for the Sportage its a no brainer as to why it was voted for the Best compact SUV award.
Northern Motoring Writers: Car of the Year - This is the Kia Cee'ds first Major award since its launch in May. The Cee'd was praised for its sophistication, value and quality. They beat stiff competition to come out on top. Derrick Grocock, the vice chairman of the Northern Group of Motoring Writers, said: “Over the last 12 months there have been some fantastic new products brought to car buyers by the world’s most vibrant and innovative industry – but despite that competition the Kia Cee’d was a clear winner in the voting.