Kia UK Limited has been named ‘Car Brand of the Year’ at the Which? Awards 2022, an annual event that recognises the top brands of the year.
Value-for-money - as well as exemplary customer service and products were key for the judges in selecting brands to come out on top at this year’s awards.
Which? Chief Executive, Anabel Hoult, said: “We are delighted to award Which? ‘Car Brand of the Year’ to Kia. This is in recognition of the diverse model range and affordability of its vehicles and our research shows that these are both reliable and perform extremely well.”
Kia offers a broad range of vehicles ranging from its popular Picanto city car to the family-focused and newly electrified Sportage and fully-electric EV6. Every Kia comes with a reassuring seven-year/100,000-mile warranty as standard, offering fantastic peace-of-mind and value for customers.
Kia has been named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ at the AM Awards 2022, along with the all-new Sportage being awarded ‘New Car of the Year’.
Voted for by the AM’s readers along with an expert panel of judges, Kia was celebrated for its alluring product line-up, business planning and communication. Tim Rose, Editor of AM, commented: “A combination of desirable product and a management culture of good planning, great communication and profitable business opportunities won our winner this trophy.”
Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia UK Limited said: ‘We’re delighted to receive both awards and thank the AM judges and readers for their acknowledgement of our unwavering efforts. Our business is based on delivering industry-leading customer experience’
The all-new Sportage features a brand new design maximising Kia’s ‘opposites unite’ design direction, pioneered by the multi award-winning EV6 electric car. The fifth generation car features full hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains, alongside mild hybrid petrol and diesels giving customers a wide variety of modern and efficient powertrains.
Kia EV6 named ‘Best Electric Car’
No stranger to awards since its launch in late 2021, the EV6 has been named ‘Best Electric Car’ in 2022 by the world’s oldest car magazine.
Mark Tisshaw, Editor for Autocar, comments: “With the EV6, Kia has eclipsed its natural rivals, and the car goes further than most rivals to make everyday motoring feel special. Aside from being an excellent electric car in its own right, the EV6 also represents Kia’s coming of age.
Kia’s first dedicated electric car, the EV6 is based on the new Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Its practical interior, cutting-edge design, and high-tech features are matched by its extraordinary EV capabilities. It offers up to 328 miles of range from a single charge and offers 800V ultra-fast charging as standard.
The EV6 is one of 14 EVs that Kia plans to launch globally by 2027 as the company positions itself as a sustainable mobility solutions provider.