Thursday, 23 January 2020

  • Kia Niro wins Best Used Hybrid in DieselCar and EcoCar Used Car Top 50 2020
  • Sportage awarded fourth place while cee’d places within the top 20
  • Optima and Sorento also named as two of the best used cars to buy

After another successful year in 2019, Kia Motors (UK) Limited is continuing at full speed after having been awarded Best Used Hybrid for the Kia Niro in the DieselCar and EcoCar Used Car Top 50 2020. Additionally, the Sportage, cee’d, Optima and Sorento were all placed within the Top 50 listing.

The Kia Niro is one of Kia’s staple hybrid models, delivering the high efficiency and low running costs of a petrol-electric car with the style, practicality and desirability of a compact crossover. The switch between all-electric, hybrid or petrol engine-only modes is seamless and varies according to the load placed on the powertrain at any given time. This advanced powertrain ensures Niro is capable of up to *74.3mpg, with CO2 emissions from only 88g/km.

Editor of DieselCar and EcoCar Magazine, Ian Robertson commented on the awards: “There has never been so much choice in the marketplace, and having started with a list of approximately 800 vehicles that have been on sale for more than three years, we whittled that down to just 50. As car makers continue to up their game in all areas, it makes our task ever harder.” He added: “I would like to congratulate every car manufacturer named in this year’s awards, as it’s mighty tough to make the shortlist amongst an exceptionally talented range of cars.”

Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, said: “It is so encouraging to begin the year with multiple Kia models being recognised within the Used Car Top 50 awards. The Niro is one of our leading models in Kia’s electrified range, and with our ambitions of becoming established forerunners in the EV market, it is fantastic to see the Niro earning the title of Best Used Hybrid. It just goes to show that Kia produce high quality cars that are consistently reliable whether new or used across the range.”

The Sportage was awarded fourth place in the overall Top 50 listing, while the cee’d earned a place within the Top 20. In addition, the Optima and Sorento both saw success having been recognised within the Top 50 as some of the best used models to buy in the current market.

Notes to editor:

* Fuel economy figures relate to 2016 specification for Kia Niro. Figures for the most recent 2018 Kia Niro specification are a combined fuel economy of up to 58.9mpg, with CO2 emissions starting at 86g/km.


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