• Kia awarded fifth place for ‘Best Car Dealers 2019’ by consumers
  • Dealer network franchise rated highly for value for money
  • Kia models have been recognised within ‘Best Cars 2019’ and ‘Top 50 Deals’

Following the results for the Auto Express ‘Driver Power 2019’ survey, Kia Motors (UK) Limited has received a range of impressive accolades. Ranked third best brand overall, Kia is now also ranked fifth within ‘Best Car Dealers’, jumping up two spots from last year’s seventh place. Seven Kia models have also been recognised within the ‘Best Cars 2019’ and ‘Top 50 Deals’ categories, with two placing in the prestigious top 10.

As a part of the ‘Driver Power 2019’ survey, Auto Express asked consumers to rate 31 franchised dealer networks on a range of criteria such as dealer facilities and standard of work. Of the 31 dealer networks, Kia placed fifth with a notable 87.10 per cent rating. Kia scored particularly high in both ‘Value for Money’ and “Communication”, which was commended by Auto Express, stating “no other brand’s dealers offer better value for money than these, and that’s backed up by a strong score for staff communication.”

Hugo Woodhead, Sales Manager here at GWR Kia says: “We are thrilled with the results of the Auto Express ‘Driver Power’ 2019 survey. We’ve had a really successful year at our Brentford based dealership and it’s fantastic to be placed fifth and receive this recognition from Kia customers.”

Within ‘Best Cars 2019’, based on ownership experience, Kia received a triple win for the Picanto, Sorento and Rio, all placing first within their respective categories.

The Kia Picanto, available at GWR Kia was awarded ‘Best City Car’ thanks to its impressive high-quality interior and good reliability. It was also commended for its low servicing cost and overall build quality.

For ‘Best Large SUV’, the Kia Sorento, available at GWR Kia has come top beating all other competitors and was highly rated for practicality. The combination of interior style and an array of technological features in the Sorento impressed owners.

Finally, the title ‘Best Supermini’ was award to the Kia Rio, also available here at GWR Kia, who’s running costs and fuel efficiency were particularly impressive. Owners reported that for the Rio, “strong reliability went hand-in-hand with high levels of build quality.”

Models ranked highly within ‘Top 50 Deals’ included the Kia Picanto, Stonic, Ceed, Rio, Niro, Sportage and Sorento. The Kia Sorento placed fourth overall and the Kia Niro Hybrid also placed within the top ten, both models having attractive dealer finance deals and a high level of specification making them a popular choice.

We stock a wide range of new and used cars, including the award-winning Kia Picanto, Rio and Sorento.