Kia wins fleet deal to supply 120 cee’d SW EcoDynamics

Friday, 9 July 2010

  • 120 cee'd SW EcoDynamics to be supplied over three years
  • Kia chosen for great contract hire rates, low emissions and vehicle performance

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has secured a deal to supply 120 vehicles over three years to leading building technologies group.    

The fleet of cee'd SW EcoDynamics will be used by engineers within security, tele-care and fire protection companies - namely, Cirrus, Interphone Security Group and Instant Fire Protection - whilst they visit clients across the United Kingdom to perform installations, upgrades and on-site maintenance.

Following a review into operating costs, the group of companies re-evaluated its existing vehicle fleet and searched the market for a new vehicle that met all the product criteria they were looking for whilst offering significant savings, in terms of contract hire rates, environmental impact and whole-life costs.

Ian Green, Group Fleet Manager, explains the reasons behind the decision to choose Kia: "Concerned at the rise in our fleet operating costs we researched the market for a mid-sized estate car that satisfied a number of operational requirements. We were seeking to reduce operating costs for both ourselves and our drivers, demonstrate to our customers we are taking positive steps to reduce our carbon footprint and enhance driver satisfaction by providing a fit-for-purpose vehicle that provided plenty of space, comfort and specification."

"Kia clearly demonstrated how this could be achieved with the cee'd SW EcoDynamics by offering us savings on our contract hire rates, National Insurance contributions and Benefit-In-Kind.  The seven year warranty was also an important factor.  Combine all of this with great feedback from our drivers on the cee'd SW's performance, fuel consumption and specification and I believe we have found the ideal fleet car for our engineers' use" added Green.

Commenting on the deal, Andy Dunsdon, Regional Business Sales Manager, Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: "The outstanding value for money and great specification of the cee'd range really hit the spot.  Our seven year warranty helped to reduce their contract hire rates, our low CO2 emitting diesel engine will reduce their fleet emissions, as well as their employee's tax contributions, and standard features such as Bluetooth, iPod connectivity and driver's seat lumbar adjustment were a big hit with their staff.  It is great that Kia has been chosen as the car of choice for their Service Engineers."    

Andrew Sellars, Head of Fleet & Remarketing for Kia Motors (UK) Ltd said: "I'm delighted that our EcoDynamics range has again been chosen by a group seeking a great combination of pricing, ownership costs, equipment and low emissions.  Combined with our industry-leading seven year warranty it's no wonder that many fleet managers are now adding Kia to their shopping lists." 

The EcoDynamics range is available on all versions of cee'd (cee'd, pro_cee'd and cee'd SW) as well as the new Venga B-segment MPV.  EcoDynamics vehicles are powered by frugal CRDi diesel engines and emit low levels of CO2 emissions (from 110g/km) which are, in part, achieved by Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG) technology.  ISG automatically shuts the engine down when the vehicle is at a standstill and in neutral.  It automatically restarts the engine as soon as the clutch pedal is re-engaged - improving fuel economy and reducing emissions by five per cent. 

For further information about Kia's fleet and business services please contact the Kia Business Team on 0845 126 4700.

ENDS

Notes:

In the picture from left to right - Andrew Dunsdon, Regional Business Sales Manager, Kia; Ian Green, Group Fleet Manager; Frank Davis, Operations Manager, Instant Fire Protection.

For further information on Kia, please visit www.kia-media.co.uk or contact:

Stephen Kitson           

Communications Director

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01932 832075

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skitson@kia.co.uk

 

 

Jon Walsh      

Senior Press Officer

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01932 832071

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jwalsh@kia.co.uk

 

 

Matthew Bendall

Press Officer

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01932 832073

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mbendall@kia.co.uk

 

 

Sara Drummond-Bell  

Press Officer (Press Fleet)

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01932 832072

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sdrummondbell@kia.co.uk

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