• Forte(Cerato),
    Endless Passion of Youth

    2014 ‘Top Rated car’ in Sedan Segment : Awarded ‘Top Rated car’ in sedan segment by Edmunds.com* *Online vehicle purchase platform,18 million Americans visit per month - 2016 : Proven Quality with IQS Top3 Pick : Awarded 'Initial Quality Award' - Awarded 'Initial Quality Award‘ by JD Power, IQS (Initial Quality Study) - Given to Top 3 vehicles only in each segment
  • Optima,
    Iconic Midsize Sedan of Kia

    - 2008 The most trustworthy vehicle : Selected as ‘The Most Reliable Family Car’ by the US Consumer ssociation 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 global consumers : Ranked #1 for two consecutive years by the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) - 2015~2016  Best of the Best in Class : Received 'Top Safety Pick' (Top rating) from 2016 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Collision Test Awarded ‘Best of the Best’ at Red Dot Design Award
  • Cadenza,
    New conqueror in Full Size Sedan

    - 2011 K7 concept car spotlighted with its striking design : Awarded ‘Good Design Award (IDEA*)’ in Automotive category * Oldest Award amongst Global Top 3 Design Awards - 2013 Adding design to quality : Ranked #1 in Full-size Car in JD Power Initial Quality Study - 2015~2016 Chosen by 65,000 consumers : Won the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA)
  • K900(Kia Quoris),
    Beyond expectations
    over 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 Design Competitiveness : Awarded ‘Good Design Award (IDEA*)’ in Automotive category * Oldest Award amongst Global Top 3 Design Awards  - 2015 Transcending Mercedes-Benz S-Class : Ranked #1  in Premium Luxury Car segment 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 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 Design Competitiveness : 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 from the UK JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS)
  • Rio,
    Champion of small
    passenger vehicles

    2006~2007 Segment Winner for 2 Consecutive Years in Initial Quality : Selected as segment winner for 2 consecutive years in the JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) - 2012 Achieved the Grand Slam of Design Awards : Awarded in Global Top3 Design Awards US IDEA Design Award for the first time for Kia vehicles German Design Awards, iF and Red Dot  - 2015~2016 Chosen by 90,000 Consumers : Selected as 'Top 2' in Small Car segment from APEAL survey (Conducted by JD Power on 90,000+ consumers)
  • Cee’d,
    Exceptional hatchback

    2007~2008 ‘Car of The Year’ in Europe : Selected as ‘Car of the Year’ in 11 European countries including the UK and Spain “One of the best built and equipped cars to come from Kia in years” - 2010 Capturing Consumer’s Hearts : Ranked #1 in segment from APEAL survey (Conducted by JD Power on 90,000+ consumers) - 2013 Proved World Class Design Competitiveness : Awarded Red Dot Design Award and iF Design Award in Automotive 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 SUV

    2008 Acknowledged for its engine performance : Selected as one of the 'Top 10 Engines in the world' by Ward's Auto* *US automobile magazine - 2010 Prove to be the leading SUV maker : 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 Sedan

    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)
  • SMART SUV, NIRO

    2016 Registered on Guinness Record of ‘Fuel Efficiency’ Niro EX has accomplished mileage of 32.56km(76.6mpg), which is higher than 20.83km, the US official combined mileage(cmpg).

Kia Motors, History of awards (Vehicle)

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