Kia has recently triumphed at two separate award ceremonies as two of their models won ‘Car of The Year’ awards. The e-Niro triumphed at Carwow Car Of The Year Awards and the Kia Ceed took the number one spot at the Intelligent Instructor Awards 2019.
Intelligent Drive Awards
The versatility of the Ceed makes it a perfect choice for driving instructors who look for a model that can function as both a mobile office and a training vehicle. Features such as the adjustable seats and steering wheel, alongside the good all-round view from the driving seat, allows the Ceed to match the requirements of different students.
David Motton, Editor of FirstCar and judge for the Intelligent Instructor Awards, commented: “It’s well priced, well equipped, safe, and affordable to run. It’s also roomy enough to make a practical car for an instructor, but easy to drive for a learner. It also gets extra credit in our scoring because it’s available with a dash cam as an official accessory.”
The third generation Ceed occupies a unique position in the Kia line-up, perceived by buyers as the most dynamic and sporty volume car to drive, while also being one of the most reliable, practical and recognisable. Advanced safety and driver assistance systems such as High Beam Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Forward Collision Warning are valuable features for an instructor vehicle, all of which come as standard on the latest model.
CarWow Car Of The Year Awards
Following a hugely successful launch period for the e-Niro, Kia’s award winning all-electric car has once again shown its industry leading credentials by winning the coveted ‘Eco Award’ at the 2019 carwow awards. This win adds to the already long list of top tier industry recognition this year, such as winning both What Car? and Driving Electric’s ‘Car of the Year’, ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year’ at the Auto Express Awards and ‘Game-Changer’ at the Autocar Awards.
Sat alongside its PHEV and hybrid versions, the e-Niro impressed the carwow judges with its 282 mile range powered by a 150kW pure electric powertrain with batteries that can be recharged to 80 per cent in just 54 minutes. Other notable points which clinched the win for the e-Niro was the single grade, feature rich customer offering, crossover styling, convenient practicality and premium brand levels of technology and safety features.
Commenting on the award win, Mat Watson, carwow Editorial Director, said “Kia has given the car market a huge shock with the electric e-Niro. It proves you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a spacious, practical electric car with great levels of tech and a battery that all but eliminates range anxiety”.