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KIA SPORTAGE ENTERS UK TOP TEN AS DEMAND SOARS IN FEBRUARY

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KIA SPORTAGE ENTERS UK TOP TEN AS DEMAND SOARS IN FEBRUARY

Kia has seen the Sportage enter the Top Ten UK best-sellers as the all-new model enjoyed its first month on sale.

With 2,889 new cars delivered to customers in February, Kia saw its market share reach 3.46 per cent and for the first two months of 2016 the brand recorded a sales figure of 7,955 – a 3.14 per cent market share.

Astonishingly, in its first month on sale Sportage contributed to a stunning performance with 1,521 vehicles delivered to customers and dealers report huge demand for March deliveries. More than 5,000 customer orders have been placed since the latest generation of Kia’s stand-out compact SUV hit showrooms on 5 February.

Kia’s February sales total was up almost 25 per cent on last year’s figure of 2,334 and in the first two months of the year Kia outperformed the 2015 figure of 7,248 by almost 10 per cent to reach 7,955 vehicles delivered to customers.

Paul Philpott, President and Chief Executive of Kia Motors (UK) Limited commented: ”We have been delighted at the customer response to the all-new Sportage. We knew it was a handsome, modern and high-quality product and clearly both existing Sportage-owners and customers new to the brand agree with us.

“Our dealers have been swamped by demand for the car with the high-specification trim versions being particularly popular. It is remarkable that Sportage has entered the UK’s Top Ten as the new car has enjoyed its first month on sale and I am confident that we shall see its performance maintained throughout 2016,” he added.

The all-new Sportage range features 18 variants with four engines and three transmissions. Prices range from £17,995 to £31,645.

SEAT ATECA NAMED BEST MID-SIZE SUV AT FLEET NEWS AWARDS

SEAT ATECA NAMED BEST MID-SIZE SUV AT FLEET NEWS AWARDS

Posted on: 22nd Mar 2017

The SEAT Ateca has added another honour to its trophy cabinet, after being named Best Mid-size SUV at the 2017 Fleet News Awards, held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel last night. Recognising class-leaders from all corners of the fleet sector, the Fleet News Awards has become a key fixture for the industry and is now in its 29th year.

IGNIS MAKES IT TO THE FINAL THREE: URBAN CAR - 2017 WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR

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Posted on: 15th Mar 2017

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Posted on: 8th Mar 2017

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