Kia Takes Over Crossover Category at UK Car of the Year Awards


  • Kia e-Niro wins ‘Crossover of the Year’ at UK Car of the Year Awards 2020
  • Kia XCeed is awarded second place, ruling out almost all other competition
  • Soul EV placed joint fourth in same category
  • e-Niro goes on to fight for top spot as overall ‘UK Car of the Year 2020’

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has triumphed at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2020, ruling out almost all other competition in the ‘Crossover of the Year’ category. The e-Niro was crowned overall winner, the Kia XCeed followed closely behind in second while the All-New Soul EV landed joint fourth place. In addition, the e-Niro will go on in the fight for top spot as overall ‘UK Car of the Year 2020’, which will be revealed 28 February. All models are available at GWR Kia.

In a fiercely competitive crossover category, the e-Niro available at GWR Kia, earned top place and was labelled a “genuine game-changer” and “one of the most convincing EVs out there.” Since its launch, the e-Niro has been exceptionally well received within the motoring industry, earning titles such as What Car? ‘Car of the Year 2019’ and Auto Express ‘Affordable Electric Car of the Year 2019’.

Coming in close second, the Kia XCeed fills a unique spot in the C-segment, combining compact SUV practicality with the sporty packaging and engaging handling of a hatchback. As one of the newest additions to the Ceed family, the Kia XCeed is now available as a low-emissions Plug-In Hybrid variant alongside the Ceed Sportswagon, giving customers an alternative eco option.

Commenting on the win, Hugo Woodhead, Sales Manager at GWR Kia said: “It’s great to hear that Kia has placed three models within the crossover category, particularly as it is such a competitive market. It’s an extra bonus to see the long running awards success of the e-Niro continue and we look forward to seeing how it fares in the overall ‘UK Car of the Year’ category! If you would like to try any of the models for yourself, make sure to get in touch and we can answer any questions or book you in for a test drive”.

Finally, the Soul EV placed joint fourth in this year’s awards. Arriving in March, the Soul EV uses the same batteries and powertrain fitted to the e-Niro and has a driving range of 280 miles, adding another staple all-electric model to the Kia eco line-up.

GWR Kia stocks a wide range of new and used cars, including the All-New Kia XCeed with prices starting from £20,795.