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Kia ranked second in new UK study by JD Power

The Kia cee’d has been named the most dependable compact car and Kia Motors has been ranked second overall brand for dependability, according to a new UK study by JD Power.

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2015 KIA Sedona receives JD Power APEAL award

Arriving with a design intended to shake up the large MPV segment, the stylish, multipurpose 2015 KIA Sedona (known as ‘Grand Sedona’ in some markets) followed its debut in the U.S.A. with a record first-half sales performance and high praise from media and consumers alike. This trend continues as the Sedona has received the J.D. […]

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KIA Sedona coming to South Africa receives NHTSA 5-star rating

The all-new 2015 KIA Sedona has earned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) top overall safety rating in the U.S.A, making it as safe as can be expected…

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Double win for KIA in the 2015 Red Dot design awards

The KIA Motors design team has swept the board yet again in the annual Red Dot Awards, picking up two ‘Red Dots’ for the outstanding product design of the KIA Soul EV and all-new KIA Sorento SUV.

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KIA WINS BIG AT THE ANNUAL STANDARD BANK PEOPLE’S WHEELS AWARDS

Best Budget Buy: Kia Picanto Best SUV/Crossover: Kia Sportage Brand Champion: Kia Motors South Africa joint 3rd place (SOUTH AFRICA), 22 November 2013. After the successful launch of this prestigious award ceremony in 2011, the third Annual Standard Bank People’s Wheels Awards took place at  the Monte Casino Ballroom on 21 November 2013.

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2013 ABSA JEWISH ACHIEVER AWARDS KIA MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA

RAY LEVIN AND KIA MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA WIN BIG AT THE 2013 ABSA JEWISH ACHIEVER AWARDS (SOUTH AFRICA) August 20, 2013 – The South African Jewish Report (SAJR) is the national newspaper of the Jewish Community in South Africa with a weekly readership of 50 000 people. Every year the organisation hosts an annual dinner to […]

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KIA WIN BEST TRAINING PROGRAMME AT THE 2013 AM AWARDS

Kia have won the award for ‘Best Training Programme’ at the 2013 AM Awards at a ceremony held on Wednesday night at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. The award recognised Kia’s network training scheme – the ‘DNA’ programme – that seeks to instill ‘Family-like Care’ across the Kia network by delivering in-dealer training on […]

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New Kia Sorento wins special award from Total 4×4

Sorento wins “Most Improved” award Sorento’s third win in a row “Only an all-new Range Rover could prevent third category win” – Editor says The new Kia Sorento has picked up its third Total 4×4 magazine award in a row with a special award for being the “Most Improved” contender.

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KIA MOTORS SHORTLISTED FOR “GREEN CONTRIBUTION TO LONDON” AWARD AT THE 2012 LONDON LIFESTYLE AWARDS

Kia Motors UK is the only car manufacturer to be shortlisted at the 2012 London Lifestyle Awards Winners to  be announced on 17th October at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham Kia Motors UK Ltd., is delighted to have been nominated for the “Green Contribution to London” Award at the Annual London Lifestyle Awards. The winners […]

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KIA NAMED BEST CAR MANUFACTURER BY WHICH

Kia wins the title at its first attempt Which? Praise superb cars, value and market-leading seven year warranty Which? members rate Kia for satisfaction and reliability Which? has named Kia as its Best car Manufacturer for 2012 in its annual awards, praising the company’s “superb new range of cars” as well as the brand’s excellent […]

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SPORTAGE TOPS WITH OWNERS – KIA LEADS JD POWER-WHAT CAR? OWNERSHIP SURVEY

The Kia Sportage is tops with owners according to the latest JD Power-What Car? owner satisfaction survey, published today. Outranking every other car in the survey the Sportage delivered the very best in terms of ownership experience according to the survey of more than 18,000 new car buyers.

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South Africa Yet another Accolade for the New Kia Picanto

(SOUTH AFRICA) March 14, 2012. Since its local launch in South Africa in July 2011, the new Kia Picanto has turned out to be one of Kia Motors South Africa’s most popular models, and this has been evident in all of the local and international recognition received to date. During last year’s Johannesburg International Motorshow, […]

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Kia Claims Two More Red Dot Design Awards

Kia Rio and Picanto honoured in prestigious European design competition Latest successes take Kia’s total to six red dot award wins since 2009 Multiple industry honours are further endorsement of Kia’s design strategy Kia has been awarded two top honours for its Picanto and Rio models in the 2012 red dot design competition.

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WHAT CAR? ULTRA LOW CARBON AWARD FOR KIA

Kia has scooped the What Car? Ultra Low Carbon Award for the environmental contribution made by all its latest new car introductions. Praised for its “dramatic progress” in launching cars with the “lowest average CO2 emissions” over the last 12 months, Editor in Chief, Chas Hallett said Kia was making “leaps that catch us out!”

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SORENTO WINS TOTAL 4X4 ACCOLADE FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

The Kia Sorento has been named as Total 4×4’s Best SUV for the second year in a row – beating off keen competition in a well-established segment. Editor Alan Kidd said: ‘The Sorento was our reigning champion in the full-size SUV class, and it impressed us every bit as much this year as last. Its […]

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Kia Picanto and Peter Schreyer win Top Gear Magazine

All-new Kia Picanto named as the ‘Bargain of the Year’ Design chief Peter Schreyer selected as one of the ‘Men of the Year’ (SEOUL) November 30, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation is delighted that the all-new Kia Picanto and its Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, have received honors in the BBC Top Gear Magazine annual […]

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Kia awarded three environmental certificates by TUV Nord

All-new Kia Picanto, Rio and Optima granted ISO 14040 (LCA) status Models certified for low environmental impact throughout their lifecycles Efficient engines and vehicle production methods contribute to success Newcomers join Sportage CUV and Kia’s Zilina production facility in receiving independent TÜV recognition (SEOUL) August 18, 2011 — Kia Motors Corporation has been awarded three […]

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KIA MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA SHINES AT 2011 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA DISTRIBUTORS CONVENTION

(SOUTH AFRICA) 20 JULY 2011. Kia Motors South Africa (KMSA) has grown by leaps and bounds since its arrival in South Africa in . Contributing factors such as the design innovation led by Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer and the value for money proposition of the vehicles have caused many people to change their perceptions […]

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Top honors for Kia Motors at red dot design awards

Car maker takes home two prestigious design awards New Kia Optima sedan wins ‘best of the best’ title Kia Sportage claims a further red dot award Four Kia vehicles now honored with design accolades (SEOUL) March 15, 2011 – Kia Motors has been awarded top honors in two categories at this year’s red dot product […]

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Two Kia models awarded top honors by EuroNCAP

Kia Sportage and Venga awarded 5-Star safety rating by EuroNCAP Korean brand continues to demonstrate commitment to vehicle safety Both models available with a host of active and passive safety features

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Two Kia vehicles named most delightful in 2005 by Strategic Vision

Kia Amanti (Opirus) wins large car segment and Kia Spectra (Cerato) receives top honors in small car segment (SEOUL) January 19, 2006 — The Kia Amanti (also known as ‘Opirus’ in some markets) received the “Most Delightful Vehicle of 2005” award for the large car segment from Strategic Vision, Inc. (SVI), a San Diego-based research […]

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