John Hargreaves, Head of Fleet and Remarketing said: “Sportage has won numerous new car awards but to also pick up two awards for the used car market highlights the cars’ longevity and underpins the confidence that our Dealers and customers have in the Sportage and the Kia brand”.
Wheeler Dealer Presenter, Mike Brewer said at the awards 'There’s big money in these big cars, if you can buy them at the right price and find the right buyer. Here in the UK we just can’t get enough of them and a lot of that comes down to the prestige of ownership. The Kia Sportage has been a huge success for the dealers who sell them both in the new market and used. It impressed our judges with its great quality and it flies off forecourts.’
Celebrating 25 years in the UK the Sportage has remained Kia’s best-selling model for six years in a row, with over 240,000 sold in the UK since its launch in 1993 and five million produced globally. The Sportage has recently been updated with fresh exterior and interior design, adding new safety and infotainment technologies, as well as efficient new powertrains and cutting-edge EcoDynamics+ 48-volt mild hybrid technology.
Commenting on the award, Rebecca Chaplin, Head of Editorial, Blackball Media; 'Congratulations to Kia, they should be extremely proud to pick up not just the Used SUV of the Year for the Kia Sportage, but also the top Used Car of the Year award!
‘When we speak to Kia’s dealers, they always tell us how much they love the Sportage. It’s still desirable in the used market and the great warranty keeps customers happy long after they’ve purchased one.’
For customers wanting to buy a used Sportage, Kia’s multi-award winning Used Approved Programme is available through Kia’s 195 strong dealer network. The programme gives used car buyers the same peace of mind as those buying new, with all cars having the industry-leading warranty reinstated at seven years. The Approved Used Car Programme demonstrates the high standard and confidence that Kia has in the reliability, quality and preparation of all its Kia Approved vehicles.