Adding to its several accolades at last year's inaugural Automotive Brand Contest, winning the Best of the Best award in the brand design category, while Sportage, Rio and Optima models all claimed victories in the exterior category, Kia Motors Corporation has won three design awards in the Automotive Brand Contest 2012, the latest of a series of honors for the Korean brand's design team headed by Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.
The all new Kia Cee'd - launched in June 2012 in the European market only- triumphed in the exterior category and also received an honorary special mention for exceptional innovation in the interior category.
In addition, the high profile jury selected the Kia GT as the winner of the concept award. The rear-wheel drive sports sedan design study celebrated its world premiere in September 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
The Automotive Brand Contest, which was held for the first time in 2011, has become an internationally recognized competition. It is open to car manufacturers, automotive parts suppliers and companies delivering design and brand communications services to the automotive industry. There are a total of 16 awards categories, covering vehicle design, parts and accessories, technology, digital, branding and events activities.
The Automotive Brand Contest 2012 award presentation ceremony will be held at the Paris Motor Show on Automotive Designers' Night, 27 September 2012.
The Automotive Brand Contest is organized by the Rat fÃ¼r Formgebung (German Design Council), which was founded in 1953 as an initiative of the German Federal Parliament and today counts among the world's leading competence centres for communication and knowledge transfer in the field of design. It counts amongst its members 170 companies from around the world. The Rat fÃ¼r Formgebung also organises the competition for the "Designpreis Deutschland", Germany's highest official design award.
In meantime, the already design award winners, Kia Sportage, Optima and Rio, along with the full line up of Kia vehicles are available in Fiji from Kia Motors Fiji Showrooms, located at the corner of Grantham Road and Carpenter Street, Garden City Raiwai Suva, and on the Main Street in Nadi Town. All brand new Kia vehicles are backed by 3year/100,000km warranty in Fiji.
Source: KIA MOTORS