Kia Takes 2 Big Wins at WhatCar? Used Car of the Year Event 2019
Kia returns home with not one, but two awards at the 2019 WhatCar? Used Car of the Year Awards as well as being finalists in 2 other categories.
Oct 08, 2019
The Korean car manufacturer has been in the news a lot this year for honourable mentions such as record-breaking sales, industry awards and 2019 car launches including the All-New Kia XCeed and All-New Niro. Kia’s vast line-up of vehicles has taken the world by storm and has transformed what it means to drive a Kia. The brand provides for every type of person and every type of lifestyle, so it’s no surprise they stole the spotlight with 2 huge awards at this year’s Used Car of the Year event hosted by WhatCar?.
The Kia Sportage, which happens to be the brand’s best-selling model in the UK, is known for its intuitive balance of practicality and style. WhatCar? commended the SUV’s “smart exterior and functionality” and praised the Sportage for its undeniable reliability and fantastic value for money. Kia’s transferable 7-year warranty was no doubt a factor in this win and works so well in maintaining the value of the car (as well as its resell price) when it comes to selling it on as a Used Car.
Similarly, the Kia Sorento earned top spot as the brand’s larger SUV for “competitive pricing in comparison to other SUVs in its class”.
WhatCar? shared: “It’s well equipped, for starters, and, in terms of interior space, it’s simply enormous. What’s even more impressive is it’s more refined and practical than some rivals that cost an awful lot more.”
Paul Philpott, President and CEO, Kia Motors (UK) Limited, commented: “We are delighted that the Sportage and Sorento have been recognised within the What Car? Used Car of the Year awards. Both models offer a unique option in a crowded SUV market and are frequently well-received by our customers.”
But that’s not all – Kia respectively earned runner up places for Best Used City Car (Kia Picanto) and Best Used Car Scheme. The scheme enables Used Car buyers access to hundreds of Used Cars less than 20 months old with less than 20,000 miles on the clock.
What’s more, when purchasing a Used Kia Car via the scheme, each customer receives a warranty that is topped back to the full 7 years plus 12 months of free roadside assistance. You will also receive a full-service history on the vehicle as well as the option of a 60-day exchange policy.
Earlier this year, the Kia e-Niro was named as WhatCar?’s Car of the Year making it the first electric car to be honoured in this category. The All-New Soul EV will soon join the brand’s electric car line-up.
Good things are happening at Kia and we are thrilled to be a part of it. Want to experience what all the fuss is about? Explore our Kia range today.