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Double win for Kia Sportage

Posted on 13 May 2019
Double win for Kia Sportage

Kia’s best-selling model in the UK wins two awards in one week
Sportage picks up ‘Crossover of the Year’ at the Honest John Awards
The compact SUV also wins ‘Best Car for Towing’ at the Auto Trader New Car Awards  

The Kia Sportage continues to show why it is the best-selling Kia in the UK, picking up two industry awards in one week. The Sportage can now add ‘Crossover of the Year’ at the 2019 Honest John Awards and ‘Best Car for Towing’ at the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2019 to its long list of accolades. 

David Simpson, Kia Sales Manager at Wilsons of Rathkenny commented on Kia’s award wins; “It’s fantastic news that the Kia Sportage has yet again been recognised as a super SUV, scooping accolades at two prestigious awards. The Sportage continuously performs well at Wilsons of Rathkenny, proving popular with our customers. We welcome those in the Ballymena area to visit the dealership to find out more information about the Kia Sportage, or to book a test drive to experience it for themselves.”

The Honest John awards are decided by the websites’ readers. The popularity of each of the shortlisted cars is measured using data from the site over the past 12 months, with the cars creating the most interest picking up the awards. The Kia Sportage was commended for its practicality and extensive list of standard kit with reversing camera and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ with Voice Control available as standard. 

At the 2019 Auto Trader New Car Awards, the Kia Sportage picked up its second award of the week winning ‘Best Car for Towing’. The awards are decided by more than 63,000 real car owners who rate their cars across 16 different criteria, including reliability, performance and running costs.

Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director, said: ‘Owners of the Kia Sportage recognised the car’s reliability, safety features and how comfortable it is to drive. It was also praised for its durability and stability on the road, driving position and amount and quality of tech which comes as standard; all of which are key when towing.’

Commenting on the recent award success, Steve Hicks, Sales Director for Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: ‘We are thrilled the Sportage has won another two awards especially as they are decided by potential and current owners. The Sportage has continued to be a vital part of the Kia range helping push our growth while still satisfying customers ever-changing needs.’ 

Wilsons of Rathkenny stocks a wide range of new and used vehicles including the Kia Sportage, with prices starting from £20,670. 

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