Monday, August 5th, 2013 - Kia Motors

Kia’s burgeoning reputation as a great car at a winning price has been further enhanced with four key models winning endorsement in the annual motoring.com.au Recommends Awards.

The judges from the carsales.com group recommended Kia in three core family categories.

With the multi-award winning Kia Rio again scoring in the First Cars category, backing up its success as a winner of the People’s Choice overall Best Car and First Car awards last year, it was joined by the all-new Cerato sedan, chosen in the Family Cars under $30k.

It was double success for Kia in the Family Cars over $30k segment with the Kia Sorento and the all-new Kia Rondo both catching the judges’ eye.

Describing the Recommends listing as a key emerging tool for new car buyers, motoring.com.au and carsales.com Ltd Editor In Chief Mike Sinclair said: “The cars named as motoring.com.au ‘Recommends’ are the best of breed in their respective segments and represent canny choices for new car shoppers.

“The motoring.com.au crew drives literally hundreds of cars each year _ new releases, both local and abroad, seven-day tests and longer-term reviews that replicate the ownership experience.

“We’ve used this knowledge to name our top cars so new car buyers can short-circuit their research and fast track buying decisions.”

The Recommends voting takes into account performance, refinement, handling, suitability for purpose and value for money. Resale, reliability and factors such as warranty and the availability of benefits such as capped price servicing are also considerations.

Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer Tony Barlow said it was pleasing that not only Kia’s existing models but also both all-new models launched this year had caught the judges’ eye.

“This is another wonderful endorsement for the brand," Mr Barlow said. “It is a firm confirmation that Kia’s extraordinary journey in the global new car market is continuing unabated.”


About Kia Motors

Founded in 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, Kia is currently Korea’s second largest car manufacturer and it’s oldest. From the company’s production of Korea’s first domestic bicycle, Kia moved on to producing Korea’s first motorcycle and the country’s first truck. Kia then became the first company in Korea to locally produce petrol car engines and the first domestic diesel engine. In 1979, Kia’s quality car production was recognised by the fact that two of the world’s leading European car makers chose the Korean car maker to build their ‘range topper’ models on their behalf – the Peugeot 604 and Fiat 132. But it was in the 1980s that Kia’s growth really took off. In 1986 Ford joined the list of car makers who looked to Kia to produce cars to be sold under their name, with the Festiva joining Ford’s line up first in the USA, then across the world, including in Australia for where Kia produced two generations of Ford’s entry-level car. Today, Kia produces a remarkably diverse range of vehicles sold in 190 countries around the world.

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Founded in 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, Kia is currently Korea’s second largest car manufacturer and it’s oldest. From the company’s production of Korea’s first domestic bicycle, Kia moved on to producing Korea’s first motorcycle and the country’s first truck. Kia then became the first company in Korea to locally produce petrol car engines and the first domestic diesel engine. In 1979, Kia’s quality car production was recognised by the fact that two of the world’s leading European car makers chose the Korean car maker to build their ‘range topper’ models on their behalf – the Peugeot 604 and Fiat 132. But it was in the 1980s that Kia’s growth really took off. In 1986 Ford joined the list of car makers who looked to Kia to produce cars to be sold under their name, with the Festiva joining Ford’s line up first in the USA, then across the world, including in Australia for where Kia produced two generations of Ford’s entry-level car. Today, Kia produces a remarkably diverse range of vehicles sold in 190 countries around the world.
Kevin Hepworth
P: 02-9701-1734
M: 0412-210-313
W: kia.com.au

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