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NEW SPORTAGE PULLS IN 1,500 CUSTOMERS IN FIRST WEEKEND ON-SALE

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NEW SPORTAGE PULLS IN 1,500 CUSTOMERS IN FIRST WEEKEND ON-SALE

The dramatic and stylish all-new Kia Sportage has caused a showroom-sensation during its first few days on sale with both existing owners and new-to-the-brand motorists putting down deposits on confirmed orders.

Although the high-quality and technologically advanced car only went on sale on Friday 5 February, Kia dealers up and down the country were reporting heavy showroom traffic as word of the car’s remarkable new appearance and up-graded interior spread.

In just the first three days almost 1,500 sold-orders had been placed by dealers to satisfy the avalanche of interest from customers – the best-ever three-day order-take in Kia’s history!

Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: ”The all-new Sportage is a significant step forward for Kia, both in terms of interior quality and dynamic refinement and sophistication – and clearly both existing and new customers recognise that fact! Our dealers currently have only one worry – can we satisfy the demand? Well, both Kia in the UK and our factory in Slovakia are working flat-out to ensure we can!

“The previous version enjoyed its best-ever year in 2015 – its run-out year – and from this initial surge of interest I am confident the all-new Sportage is going to get off to a flying start and hopefully put last year’s sales performance in the shade.”

The all-new Sportage range consists of 18 trim versions, three engine variants and three different transmissions. With fuel economy ranging from 37.2 to 61.4mpg combined according to engine and transmission, CO2 figures starting at 119g/km, the new model is priced from £17,995 to £31,645 OTR.

KIA LEADS WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

KIA LEADS WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS

Posted on: 8th Nov 2017

Kia products have topped the nomination list for the World Car of the Year Awards with six nominations for its newly launched products around the world. Indicating Kia's recent product offensive the WCOTY jurors will be considering the Picanto, Stonic, Niro and Stinger models in two different categories - World Car and World Urban Car.

KIA ENTERS EUROPE

KIA ENTERS EUROPE'S FASTEST-GROWING MARKET SECTOR ...

Posted on: 19th Oct 2017

Kia today enters Europe's fastest-growing market sector, that for small (B-segment) SUVs, with Stonic, an exciting, sporty, confident and smart new model priced from £16,295. The B-SUV market in Europe is expected to double to more than two million a year by 2020, based on 2016 figures. Kia expects to sell 70,000 versions of Stonic in Eu...

Motablity Awards for Excellent Customer Service

Motablity Awards for Excellent Customer Service

Posted on: 18th Oct 2017

W J King, one of the fastest growing dealer groups in the South East and Kent who operate six franchises from 12 locations, is delighted and extremely proud to announce that the company has won regional awards for their work with the Motability Car Scheme at their SEAT branch at Sidcup and their Vauxhall branch at Farningham.

KIA REVEALS PRICING AND SPECIFICATION FOR ALL-NEW STONIC CUV

KIA REVEALS PRICING AND SPECIFICATION FOR ALL-NEW STONI...

Posted on: 21st Sep 2017

Kia today releases first details of the specification and pricing for the all-new Stonic, the company's first offering in Europe's booming small CUV/SUV market. Stonic will go on sale on October 23, 2017, order books are open now.