KIA WIN HAT-TRICK IN 2019 DRIVER POWER SURVEY

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KIA WIN HAT-TRICK IN 2019 DRIVER POWER SURVEY

Six models from the Kia range finished in the top 30 of the 2019 Auto Express Driver Power Survey with the Picanto, Rio and Sorento all taking the top spot in their respective categories. The survey, completed by real car owners, placed Kia in third place in the manufacturer rankings, up five places from last year with ‘Practicality and Boot Space’ and ‘Reliability and Build Quality’ rated highly by Kia customers.

  • The Kia Picanto was named the best City Car by the survey, scoring a little over 91 percent with its owners. The Picanto’s safety features were commended with
    Hill-start Assist Control available as standard and Forward Collision-Avoidance
    Assist available from the ‘3’ grade onwards.

    Winning the Large SUV category, the Kia Sorento scored nearly 93 per cent and finished fourth in the overall rankings of cars on sale in the UK. The Sorento with
    seven seats and a boot capacity of 605 litres came in first for ‘Practicality
    and Boot Space’. The interior and infotainment system were also highly regarded
    by Sorento owners.  

    In the Supermini category, the Kia Rio took the top spot with a 91 per cent
    rating from owners. The Rio scored high in the ‘MPG and Running Costs’ and
    ‘Reliability and Build Quality with the 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp powered
    version having fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
    from 48.7mpg and 114g/km*.

    From the rest of the model range, the Kia Niro hybrid finished in tenth
    place and the Sportage finished fourteenth. The Stonic and Ceed also ranked within the top 30 by its owners. 

    Kia was third in the overall manufacturer rankings.

Article by
Lloyd Sturley
Marketing at Lloyd
3 months ago