UK's biggest not-for-profit consumer organization has named Kia as its Best Car Manufacturer for 2012 in its annual awards presentation, praising the company's "superb new range of cars" as well as the brand's excellent value for money and "industry-leading" warranty.
Presenting the award, Which? Chief Executive, Peter Vicary-Smith said: "It has been Kia's first attempt, and to get short-listed, and to walk off with the title is a significant achievement."
He went on to praise Kia for being one of the top ranked brands in the 2012. Kia beat off competition from BMW, Hyundai, Skoda and Toyota to take the prize.
"Kia's new Rio, Sorento and Picanto have all impressed in our Test Lab, while the new Sportage, Soul and Optima got the thumbs-up from our initial road tests. We feel Kia is the most improved car brand around and this has no doubt contributed towards Kia being known as the fastest growing brand around the world today," he said. Kia Motors (UK) Limited Managing Director Michael Cole said: "We are absolutely delighted to win this award - especially at the first attempt. It marks the culmination of several years of hard work by our designers, engineers and by our dealers who are as committed as we are to give our customers an outstanding buying and ownership experience. We see this as a great honour with the long history of championing the consumer and being remarkably thorough in its testing process."
Now more than 50 years old, and has a strong record in recommending only thoroughly tested products to its more than one million subscriber base.
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