Kia named Manufacturer of the Year once again
Added: 20 October 2020
Kia Motors (UK) is celebrating being named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ for an amazing fifth time at the prestigious Car Dealer Power Awards.
This year’s achievement has followed wins for Kia in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. It further proves Kia’s strong and mutually beneficial relationship with its 187-strong dealer network, including Chapelhouse Kia branches in St Helens, Southport and Warrington.
Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia Motors (UK), was on hand to collect the award at the socially-distanced event, commented: “We are thrilled to win this award because it is voted for by our dealers. To win for the fifth time in recent years shows our dealers remain confident and happy to be our partners.
“The results we achieve and the awards we win would not be possible without them and the strong relationships we have built together – they are crucial to our success.
“During such a challenging year, this award is therefore for everyone in the Kia dealer network who has worked so hard in these challenging times to ensure success, and to keep the brand and the franchise moving forward.”
Kia achieved an outstanding 94.9% success rate across 13 separate categories, finishing in first place comfortably ahead of its rival brands.
James Baggott, founder of Car Dealer magazine, added: “To win this now five times really is an incredible feat, and Kia should be very proud to be in this situation. Whilst the quality of the vehicles and the industry-leading seven-year warranty aid their continued success, this award shows that the manufacturer is 100% committed to maintaining great relationships with its dealers.
“Kia really go above and beyond the call of duty for its dealers.”