Kia named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at AM Awards 2023

Kia UK Limited has once again been recognised at the 'Manufacturer of the Year' at the Automotive Management (AM) Awards 2023. This is the second time in two years that Kia has won this prestigious industry award.

The awards are independently voted for by AM's readers, as well as analysed by its expert panel of judges. 

The Kia Sportage also picked up an award on the night, being named 'Used Car of the Year'.

The Sportage is the most popular car in the Kia range. It has been praised by all corners of the motor industry for its versatility, practicality, and reliability. 

In addition to being named 'Used Car of the Year' by AM for 2023, the Sportage also won the 'New Car of the Year' prize in 2022. 

Kia Sportage

Take a closer look at the award-winning family SUV.


Tim Rose, Editor at AM, said: “Kia is one of the most respected brands in our industry. Its great cars and its rapid progress with technology, such as electrification, stood out to our panel of judges, as did the level of support and partnership shared between the brand and its dealer partners. Congratulations on this win for the second consecutive year!” 

Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia UK Limited, collected the awards at the ceremony in London and was delighted with the double win. He commented: “We are thrilled to receive both awards and I would like to thank the AM judges, readers and dealer partners who voted for us.

“This excellent recognition is a true representation of the way we run our business and reflects our mutually beneficial partnership with our dealers. It is also an excellent reminder that our award-winning product line-up remains industry leading and perfectly aligned to our customers' requirements.”

The Kia range offers a wide variety of model types and powertrain options. For instance, the award-winning Sportage is available as a petrol, diesel, mild hybrid, full hybrid, or plug-in hybrid. 

On the Sportage, Tim Rose added: “The results of the vote show that the motor retail industry has so much love for the Kia Sportage on the used car market. It's easy to understand why. 

“The Sportage resonates well with used car buyers as it has proved reliable and robust. Equipment levels are generous, with premium-car features like keyless entry and heated seats featured across most models in the line-up. 

“Kia's famous transferable seven-year warranty means used cars less than five years old will also be covered by the manufacturer warranty, a great incentive for prospective buyers.” 

The Kia Sportage is now in its fifth generation. The latest version of the Sportage was launched in the Spring of 2022 with critical acclaim and helped propel Kia to over 100,000 new car sales in a year for the first time ever. At Chapelhouse, we have a wide selection of quality Used Kia Sportages available for immediate delivery.

The AM Awards 2023 was also a big night for Chapelhouse Motor Group. Chapelhouse was nominated for two awards: 'Dealer Group of the Year (up to 10 sites)' and 'Best in Customer Service'. 

The business was represented at the ceremony by Managing Director Phil Clay, and new Operations Manager James McLaren, along with their partners. Although Chapelhouse didn't win, it was still a massive achievement for the business to be nominated for motor industry awards at a national level.

Chapelhouse at the AM Awards 2023