Kia Earns New Car of the Year & Franchise Partner of the Year at 2020 AM Awards

Kia is named Franchise Partner of the Year while Kia e-Niro earns New Car of the Year at the 2020 AM Awards on Thursday 13th February.

Kia Earns New Car of the Year & Franchise Partner of the Year at 2020 AM Awards

For the third time, Kia Motors (UK) was recognised as Franchise Partner of the Year at this year’s Automotive Management Awards. The South Korean manufacturer also won New Car of the Year for the brand’s all-electric model – the Kia e-Niro.

The Kia Niro Self-Charging Hybrid was shortlisted for Used Car of the Year along with the brand’s bestselling mid-size SUV, the Kia Sportage, which took home WhatCar?’s Best Used Family SUV last year.

Tim Rose, Judge and Editor of AM, said: “The fact that Kia Motors UK has won this award in three of the past four years is testament to the mutual respect shared between the manufacturer and its franchisees.”

Commenting on the e-Niro’s win, Tim Rose added: “The e-Niro has shown consumers that they can have a highly-efficient, premium-grade electric car that doesn’t cost a fortune and won’t need daily charging by many owners. There’s a waiting list for the e-Niro because Kia dealers can’t get enough, and that illustrates how worthy it is of this award.”

e-niro parked on street

Multi-award-winning Kia e-Niro

Ellena Frost, Kia Marketing Executive at Sandicliffe, commented on the award win: “It’s great to have won two fantastic honours at this year’s prestigious AM Awards.

Being a Franchise Dealer ourselves, it’s rewarding to know we are working with one of the best car manufacturers in the industry and I’m proud to be representing such a terrific brand.”

She added: “Since its release 2 years ago, we have been overwhelmed with interest at our Kia dealerships for the award-winning e-Niro and it’s amazing to be amongst all the madness.

It’s also great to see so many customers invested in going green. If you feel like making the switch to electric or hybrid cars, please don’t hesitate to visit Sandicliffe Kia Nottingham or Sandicliffe Kia Leicester for more information.”

Kia e-Niro WhatCar? review

Accepting the award, Simon Hetherington, Commercial Director at Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, said: “The e-Niro has done incredibly well since its launch and has been commended by some of the most notable names across the industry.

It is fantastic to see that AM readers also recognise what a leading model the e-Niro is in the electric market.

I am also incredibly proud of our exceptional 190-strong dealership network who consistently represent the Kia brand to the highest level.”

Visit your local Sandicliffe Kia for more information on the new Kia range, or give us a call on 01156 721 054.

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