Kia Clinches "Manufacturer of the Year" Title at AM Awards

Published Date: 22nd Aug 2023


Image of a Kia Sportage 2023 ModelKia UK Limited was again crowned the 'Manufacturer of the Year' at the esteemed Automotive Management (AM) Awards 2023 in a spectacular triumph that underscores its unwavering commitment to excellence. This resounding victory marks the second consecutive year that Kia has achieved this prestigious industry accolade, solidifying its position as a leading force in the automotive landscape.

The AM Awards serve as a genuine testament to the exceptional performance and innovation exhibited by KIA in the automotive industry. Voted upon by AM's discerning readership and assessed by a panel of automotive industry experts, these awards are a reliable indicator of the Manufacturer's proficiency and impact within the UK New Car market.




A Night of Glory for Kia's Sportage


The celebration continued for Kia. At the same AM Awards event, the Kia Sportage was bestowed with the esteemed Used Car of the Year title, further affirming its place in industry insiders' and consumers' hearts.

Image of a Kia Sportage in WhiteThe Kia Sportage, a flagship model within Kia's versatile line-up, has garnered praise from all corners of the automotive realm. Its exceptional versatility, practicality, and reliability have earned it a place of honour among drivers. This isn't the first time the Sportage has been lauded; it secured the 'New Car of the Year Award in 2022, reflecting its consistent ability to captivate audiences with its exceptional value and features.

Tim Rose, the Editor at Automotive Management (AM), praised Kia's accomplishments. He remarked, "Kia is one of the most respected brands in our industry. Its great cars and its rapid progress with technology, such as electrification, stood out to our panel of judges, as did the level of support and partnership shared between the brand and its dealer partners. Congratulations on this win for the second consecutive year!"

Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia UK Limited, accepted the awards with a sense of pride and gratitude. He emphasized, "We are thrilled to receive both awards, and I would like to thank the AM judges, readers, and dealer partners who voted for us. This excellent recognition is a true representation of the way we run our business and reflects our mutually beneficial partnership with our dealers. It is also an excellent reminder that our award-winning product line-up remains industry-leading and perfectly aligned to our customer's requirements."


Diverse Range, Unparalleled Performance


Image of a Kia Sorento 2023 ModelThe Kia range continues to impress with its diverse selection of model types and powertrain options. The remarkable Sportage, for instance, is available in multiple configurations, from petrol and diesel to mild hybrid, full hybrid, and plug-in hybrid variants. This adaptability ensures that Kia caters to a wide array of customer preferences, showcasing its dedication to innovation and customer satisfaction.

Tim Rose further expounded on the Sportage's appeal, stating, "The results of the vote show that the motor retail industry has so much love for the Kia Sportage on the used car market. It's easy to understand why. The Sportage resonates well with used car buyers as it has proved reliable and robust. Equipment levels are generous, with premium-car features like keyless entry and heated seats featured across most models in the line-up. Kia's famous transferable seven-year warranty means used cars less than five years old will also be covered by the manufacturer warranty, a great incentive for prospective buyers."




A Legacy of Success


Image of a Kia Sorento Front viewThis latest triumph for Kia builds upon its previous accomplishments, including the 2022 Awards, where it was hailed as the 'Car Manufacturer of the Year.' Kia's remarkable journey of innovation and excellence is showcased in its launch of game-changing models, such as the fifth-generation Sportage and the all-new Niro, which have captivated audiences across the UK and Europe. These models exemplify Kia's dedication to enhancing every aspect of their vehicles, from exterior and interior design to technological advancements and sustainability credentials.

Kia's repeated victories at prestigious awards like the AM Awards and Awards reflect its commitment to pushing boundaries and its unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional vehicles that resonate with customers on multiple levels. As the Manufacturer of the Year for 2023, Kia continues to set the pace for the automotive industry, leaving an indelible mark on both the market and the hearts of drivers worldwide.



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