• Forte/Cerato,
    Relentless passion of youth

    2014 ‘Top Rated Car’ in the sedan category : Awarded 'Top Rated Car' in sedan category by Edmunds.com, an online vehicle purchase platform in which 18 million Americans visit per month - 2016 : Proven quality with TOP3 selection : Awarded 'Initial Quality Award' - Given to Top 3 vehicles of respective categories in JD Power Initial Quality Study
  • Optima, An iconic midsize sedan

    - 2008 The most trustworthy vehicle : Selected as ‘The Most Reliable Family Car’ by the US Consumer Association Consumer Report. Received 5-Star (Top rating) from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2015 New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) - 2010~2011 Dominating design awards worldwide : Awarded Global Top 3 Design Awards (iF, Red Dot, IDEA) Selected as 'Best Interior Top-10' by Ward's Auto (US Automobile Consulting Firm) - 2013~2014 Recognized by consumers around the world : Ranked #1 for two consecutive years by the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) - 2015~2016 Crowned as best of the best : Received 'Top Safety Prick+' (Top rating) from 2016 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Collision Test. Awarded 'Best of the Best' at Red Dot Design Award
  • Cadenza, New impact player
    in the full size sedan divison

    - 2011 K7 concept car turned heads with striking design. Awarded 'Good Design Award' in Automotive and Transport category - Oldest Award amongst Global Top 3 Design Awards - 2013 Adding design to quality : Ranked #1 in Full-size Car category in JD Power Initial Quality Study - 2015~2016 Chosen by 65,000 consumers : Won the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA)
  • K900/Kia Quoris,
    Exceeding expectations
    across the world

    - 2013 ‘Car of the Year’ selected by experts : Selected as 'Car of the Year' by Wheels Magazine (Top Automotive Magazine in UAE) - 2014 Proved its world class designing capabilities : Awarded 'Good Design Award' in Automotive and Transport category - Oldest Award amongst Global Top 3 Design Awards - 2015 Transcending Mercedes-Benz S-Class : Ranked #1 in Premium Luxury Car category from the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) Awarded the President Award - Given to vehicle that breaks the previous record
  • Picanto, Beloved city car

    2009~2010 Selected as the most reliable car among 26,000 cars : Selected as the 'Most Reliable New Car' amongst 26,000 models for two consecutive years by Which (Council of Consumers' Association in the UK) - 2011~2012 World class designing capacity : Awarded Red Dot Design Award and iF Design Award, two of Global Top 3 Design Awards - 2016 No. 1 in reliability evaluations : Ranked #1 in City Car category of the UK JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)
  • Rio, Champion of small
    passenger vehicles

    2006~2007 Segment winner for two consecutive years in initial quality : Selected as segment winner for two consecutive years in the JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) - 2012 Achieved the grand slam of design awards : Awarded the US Good Design Award from IDEA for the first time for KIA vehicles. Awarded German Red Dot Design Award and iF Design Award - 2015~2016 Chosen by 90,000 consumers : Selected as 'Top 2' in Small Car category from APEAL survey (Conducted by JD Power on 90,000+ consumers)
  • Cee’d,
    For sophisticated Europeans

    2007~2008 Selected as the ‘Car Of The Year’ across Europe : Selected as ‘Car of the Year’ in 11 European countries including the UK and Spain - 2010 Car that captured consumers’ hearts. Ranked #1 in respective segment from APEAL survey (Conducted by JD Power on 90,000+ consumers) - 2013 Proved its world class designing capabilities : Awarded Red Dot Design Award and iF Design Award in Automotive and Transport category
  • Soul, The design DNA of KIA

    2009 First Korean car to win a major design award : Awarded 'Special Award' from German Red Dot Design Award for the first time for Korean brands - 2012 Adding marketability to deisgn : Ranked #1 in APEAL survey and IQS (Conducted by JD Power) - 2016 Beloved by consumers for three consecutive years : Ranked #1 in Compact Car category from the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA)
  • Carens/Rondo,
    Striking minivan with style

    - 2008~2009 Optimal combination of convenience and space : Selected as the ‘Best Family Car’ by 'Parents' (US monthly magazine) and 'Edmunds.com' (Popular automobile website) - 2009 Selected as ‘Best Buy’ vehicle : Selected as the ‘Best Buy’ vehicle by 'Consumer Guide' (US automobile purchase guide website) - 2013 Design and quality acknowledged in Europe : Awarded 5-Star (Top rating) in the Euro NCAP (Europe collision safety evaluation). Awarded the Red Dot Design Award, one of the Global Top 3 Design Awards - 2014 Selected as the ‘Car Of The Year’ across Europe : Selected as 'Car of the Year' by top automobile magazines in Scotland, Poland, and Slovakia (Surpassed competitors such as Citroen C4 Picasso, Ford Tour Neo)
  • Venga,
    compact MPV for the European

    2009 First Korean vehicle to win the iF design award : Awarded iF Design Award, one of the Global Top 3 Design Awards - 2010 Safety acknowledged in Europe : Awarded 5-Star (Top rating) in the Euro NCAP (Europe collision safety evaluation) - 2012 Constant value over time : Ranked #1 as 'Residual Value Champion' in the MPV segment by Autobild (Largest automobile evaluation firm in Germany that sells 7 million+ copies per month across 36+ countries
  • Sportage,
    New standard for SUVs

    2010~2011 Winner of all three major design awards in the world : Awarded Good Design Award, iF Design Award, and Red Dot Design Award - 2013 SUV of choice for consumers : Ranked #1 in Compact SUV segment from the 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) - 2016 Top quality SUV featuring excellent reliability : Ranked #1 in Compact SUV segment from JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) and Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)
  • Sorento,
    upper-class SUV with presence

    2012 Selected as the most outstanding family car : Selected as the ‘Best Family Car’ by 'Edmunds.com' (Popular US automotive website) and 'Kelly Blue Book' (Professional automobile evaluation organization) - 2015 Acknowledged for its design and quality : Awarded 'Best Quality Award' in the Mid-size SUV segment from JD Power IQS. Awarded iF Design Award and Red Dot Design Award, two of the Global Top 3 Design Awards - 2016 SUV of choice for 7.2 million consumers : Selected as the 'Best Mid-size SUV' by Consumer Report (Has 7.2 million paid-subscribers and is the most influential to automobile consumers)
  • Mohave/Borrego,
    traditional off-road style SUV

    2008 Acknowledged for its engine performance, the heart of all SUVs : Selected as one of the 'Top 10 Engines in the world' by Ward's Auto (US automobile magazine) - 2010 Keeping the pride of an SUV power-house : Selected as the 'Top SUV' by 'Edmunds.com' (Popular automotive purchasing platform visited by 18 million consumers per month) - 2013 Constant value over time : Ranked #2 in the Residual Value Evaluation by CARZ SUV (Used-car website) (Surpassed Tiguan and X5)
  • Carnival/Sedona,
    Premium family van

    2013 Top rated safety : Received 5-Star (Top rating) in front/side/rollover impact tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) - 2015 Ranked no. 1 in the minivan segment for the first time among KIA vehicles : Ranked #1 in Minivan segment from APEAL survey conducted by JD Power (Surpassed Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna, etc.) - 2016 Selected as most ideal vehicle : Awarded '2016 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA) in Minivan segment by AutoPacific (Professional automobile consulting firm in the US)

KIA Motors, History of awards (Vehicle model)

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

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