Kia Wins with EcoCar Electrified and Auto Trader New Car Awards
Kia is rolling into the weekend with even more award wins for its practicality, reliability and for demonstrating innovation.
Kia starts its award celebrations with a quartet of awards at the EcoCarElectrified Top 50 Award with the Kia Sportage placing second overall and taking home awards for Best Plug-In Hybrid Medium SUV and Best Plug-In Hybrid.
The Kia Sportage is Kia's family-friendly SUV that is strikingly sporty and muscular. It takes inspiration from nature with a new design that is crisp and driver-centric.
The Kia Niro also won big in the same awards, winning Best Plug-In Compact SUV and Best Hybrid Compact SUV. Judges noted the practicality of the car as well as its pricing, 7-year warranty as standard and innovative technology.
The Kia Niro EV is the latest in Kia technology and is currently being unveiled in various locations across the country. With eco-friendly at its heart, this car boasts innovative tech such as its seamless dual displays while offering environmentally friendly trim options such as artificial leather made from Eucalyptus wood.
The Kia Sportage wasn't the only car in the Top 50 with the already award-winning Kia EV6 and Kia Niro taking 23rd and 34th overall.
The Kia Sportage and Kia EV6 can be experienced as part of Kia's upcoming Electric-Experience event. The event will give customers the first chance to see the all-New Kia Niro along with experiencing Kia's other electric models.
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The Kia Sorento also took the spotlight, being named Best 7-Seater at the Auto Trader New Car Awards.
The Kia Sorento is bold in design and makes an instant statement. It boasts excellent tech including a Head-Up Display that projects driving-related information onto the windscreen and wireless mobile phone charging.
The win comes as over 150,000 car owners voted on various lifestyle considerations including value for money and practicality.
The Kia Sorento was commended for its comfort and technology with Erin Baker, Auto Trader's Director saying 'When it comes to a new car, a seven-seater is a great addition to the family. The Kia Sorento SUV is a comfortable car to drive, with some great features and accessories. Owners told us that the car was sturdy and comfortable. They loved the third-row space, luggage capacity and the level of the standard equipment.'
President and CEO of Kia UK Limited, Paul Philpott commented: “It's a great honour to see the Sorento recognised at the top of its class by real consumers, and our valued customers. This further proves the excellent competencies the model has and how well it delivers the needs and wants of drivers. Alongside the excellent practicality, comfort, specifications and style, sincere thanks must be handed to our dealer network that provides excellent customer service alongside quality products.”