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ALL-NEW NIRO WINS BEST HYBRID IN 2017 DIESEL CAR AWARDS

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ALL-NEW NIRO WINS BEST HYBRID IN 2017 DIESEL CAR AWARDS

Kia has received yet more recognition and won a tightly contested award in this years' Diesel Car and Eco Car Awards, with the all-new Kia Niro hybrid crossover winning best hybrid vehicle and the Kia cee'd and Sportage models coming well within the top 50 cars available in the UK, concluded by the panel of judges of Diesel Car and Eco Car.

The all-new Niro was launched in August 2016 and presents customers with the high efficiency and low running costs of a petrol-electric car with the style, practicality and desirability of a compact crossover. The judges awarded the model with an overall place of 38 and were impressed by the vehicle’s efficiency and customer-friendly styling and practicality.

Ian Robertson, Editor and Publisher of Diesel Car and Eco Car commented, “Some hybrids have often come under fire for being awkwardly styled, but not so the Kia Niro, which embraces the booming 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.”

Last years’ car of the year for Diesel Car, the Kia Sportage, came in at a very respectable number three overall in the 2017 awards. The vehicle has created huge success for the Kia brand in the UK in the past year and a half, with 2016 sales exceeding 40,000 alone.
“Last year’s winner can hold its head high, smashing sales targets for Kia and still being one of the best medium SUVs money can buy. The latest Sportage is the biggest yet, with plenty of space for five people and their luggage. On the road, the 1.7- and 2.0-litre diesel engines are refined, easy to drive and free from body roll in the corners, making it a relaxing place for passengers. That awesome seven-year warranty and an impressive list of standard kit makes the Sportage an even more compelling buy.” Said Ian Robertson, Editor and Publisher of Diesel Car and Eco Car.

Finally, it was the cee’d which also received highly positive recognition from the judges, the model which is now five years old in its current version, came well into the top 50 taking the 40 spot. It impressed judges with its sharp and handsome looks, generous equipment levels, good road manners, economy and that it’s managed to stay competitive even in 2017.

This award win and recognition for Kia in the UK comes at a very successful time for the brand and further bolsters that success. Every month of 2017 has been a new sales record for the business and with an increasing product line upcoming later this year, Kia’s new and existing customers are going to be well catered for.

KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

KIA SPORTAGE HITS FIVE MILLION GLOBAL SALES

Posted on: 21st Mar 2018

Kia Motors is celebrating five million cumulative sales of its global best-selling Kia Sportage compact SUV. Launched in 1993, and spanning four generations since, the Kia Sportage has achieved this milestone in the year of its 25th anniversary. The latest model, launched in 2016, is more popular than ever, with average global sales of 38,000 un...

MADE IN EUROPE: THE INNOVATIVE THIRD GENERATION KIA CEED

MADE IN EUROPE: THE INNOVATIVE THIRD GENERATION KIA CEE...

Posted on: 5th Mar 2018

Kia Motors has revealed the all-new Ceed today, ahead of its world debut at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Now in its third generation, the Ceed - designed, developed, engineered and built in Europe - strengthens Kia's presence in the European C-segment with innovative new technologies, a mature and athletic new design, and a more e...

FIRST KIA RIO GT-LINE IMAGES AND INFORMATION REVEALED

FIRST KIA RIO GT-LINE IMAGES AND INFORMATION REVEALED

Posted on: 9th Feb 2018

Kia has revealed the first images of the new Rio GT-Line, ahead of its public debut at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The Rio is the latest model to be available in GT-Line specification, following the recent introduction of Sportage, Picanto and Sorento GT-Line models.

SPORTAGE AND SORENTO CLEAN UP IN THE DIESEL CAR USED CAR TOP 50

SPORTAGE AND SORENTO CLEAN UP IN THE DIESEL CAR USED CA...

Posted on: 19th Jan 2018

Multiple models from the Kia UK product line up were again recognised with category and overall wins in this years' Diesel Car Used Car Top 50, following much praise in the 2017 awards. The Kia Sportage (2010-2016) claimed the top spot on the list and was named the overall winner by the Diesel Car and Eco Car panel of judges. The Sportage was ...