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Kia named ‘Car-maker of the Year’ at annual UK industry awards

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has been awarded the accolade of ‘Car-maker of the Year’ at the Motor Trader Industry Awards 2019.

The awards were hosed by actor, writer and presenter, Alexander Armstrong and Motor Trader editor, John Kirwan.

This recognition follows on from an important 12 months for the brand with over 95,000 Kia cars registered in the UK last year and a new record for half-year sales total set in 2019 with 53,232 new cars being delivered to British customers by the end of June.

John Kirwan, Editor of Motor Trader, said: “Kia was the unanimous winner of the Carmaker of the Year Award in 2019 because of the strength of its model line-up, its close relationship with its dealer network, strong new car sales performance in 2018 and profitability of the franchise.”

On collecting the award, Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “We are lucky to be supported by a fantastic 192-strong dealer network, who all represent our brand and product offering perfectly. We’re incredibly proud of the relationship with our dealer partners which has been nurtured and expanded significantly over the years, and it’s certainly the reason we’ve been recognised for this award.”