Kia has seen further success following the recent win of ‘Best Electric Car’ for the e-Niro at the Business Car awards in the UK. This adds to an already expansive list of awards for this year alone. In addition, three other Kia models were shortlist contenders within their respective categories.
The UK’s Business Car Awards recognise the manufacturers that demonstrate outstanding customer service as well as innovative products, and are judged by respected industry experts, including well-known road testers.
The e-Niro, coming top within its category, has been designed to merge crossover-inspired design with long-distance, zero-tailpipe emissions driving and enjoyable performance. It achieves this with a next-generation electric powertrain, using new production technologies developed specifically for Kia electric vehicles.
Delivering the verdict from the judges, Stuart Thomas, Director of Fleet and Accident Management at the AA, commented: “The Kia e-Niro combines the range capability of a premium electric car with the accessibility of a high-specification family crossover. The Kia makes the ownership experience of an electric car very easy and sets a new benchmark.”
However, the e-Niro was not the only Kia model recognised within the awards. The Ceed, which recently won ‘Car of the Year’ in the Intelligent Instructor Awards, was a runner-up for ‘Best Lower-Medium Car’. Furthermore, the Stinger was shortlisted for ‘Driver’s Choice’ and the Stonic was also a contender for ‘Best Compact SUV’.