• KIA vehicles recognized all over the world.

    Quality and safety acknowledged in North America, the home of automobiles - #1 Satisfaction by AutoPacific : Winner of the 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) - Carnival, Optima, Soul ※ AutoPacific: Professional automotive consulting research firm estabilished in 1986. Conducts consumer satisfaction survey on over 65,000 consumers - #1 Quality by J.D. Power : Winner of the 2016 JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) - Sportage, Soul ※ IQS(Initial Quality Study) : Measures claims per 100 vehicles sold from 80,000+ consumers across 33 brands - 5-Star NHTSA : 2015 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) 5-Star (Sorento) ※ NCAP (New Car Assessment Program) : Measures vehicle safety and durability featuring front/side collisions and rollover tests - Top Safety Pick+ IIHS : 2016 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Collision Test 'Top Safety Pick+' (Sorento, Sportage, Optima) ※ Top Safety Pick+ : Awarded when vehicle is assessed 'Outstanding' in all five impact test/front collision evasion tests
  • KIA vehicles recognized all over the world.

    Quality is complementary! Now, add European design! - Top Brand by Autobild (Germany) : No. 1 brand in the 2015 German Autobild Quality Report Top Brand in 2015 German Autobild Quality Report ※ Quality Report : Comprehensively evaluates vehicle quality satisfaction, 100,000km durability test and disassembly assessment -  Winner of Red Dot Design Award : Winner of 2016 Red Dot Design Award - Sportage, Optima ※ Red Dot Design Award : Comprehensively evaluates innovative, aesthetic, practical, and concept features - Winner of J.D. Power VDS (UK/Germany) : Winner of 2016 J.D. Power VDS (UK/Germany) - Picanto, Sportage ※ VDS(Vehicle Dependability Study) : Measures 1-year overall claims per 100 vehicles used for the past 3 years from 30,000+ consumers
  • KIA vehicles recognized all over the world.

    Selected as Car of the Year across Asia and the Pacific - ‘Car of the Year(COTY)’ by the Australian Automotive Association : ‘2016 Car of the Year’ by the Australian Automotive Association - Optima GT, Sorento ※ COTY(Car of the Year) : Evaluates noise issues, comfortability, high speed stability, etc. - #1 in CACSI (China Association for Quality) : Top rating in 2015 China Automobile Customer Satisfaction Index (CACSI) by the China Association for Quality - K2, Forte, Sportage ※ CACSI(China Automobile Customer Satisfaction Index) : Evaluates quality satisfaction on 180+ models across 57 brands in 60+ regions in China - ‘Car of the Year (COTY)’ by the Korean Automotive Journalist Association (KAJA) : ‘2015 Car of the Year’ by the Korean Automotive Journalist Association (KAJA) - Carnival ※ COTY(Car of the Year) : Evaluates noise issues, comfortability, high speed stability, etc.
  • KIA vehicles recognized all over the world.

    Top quality acknowledged by automobile experts in the Middle East - ‘Car of the Year (COTY)’ in Compact SUV segment : '2016 Car of the Year' in Compact SUV segment by the Middle East Automotive Journalist Group - Sportage ※ MECOTY(Middle East Car Of The Year) : Evaluates design, driving performance, safety, etc. Evaluated by professional automobile journalist panel from seven major Middle Eastern countries - ‘Car of the Year (COTY)’ in Popular Sedan segment : '2016 Car of the Year' in Popular Sedan segment by PR Arabia - Optima ※ PR Arabia Auto Award : Measured by major PR(Public Relations) agency in Saudi Arabia

KIA Motors, History of awards (Region)

※ For award winning vehicles in overseas markets, specifications may partially differ with models sold in Korea.

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