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Kia Motors has once again been voted as the automaker with the best Certified Pre-Owned Value…wait, we just talked about this! But it’s so true that not one, but two different organizations have voted and made it so! Just a few weeks ago, Vinentric awarded the Kia Rio during the Vincentric Awards with the Best CPO Value in America Award. Just a day later, Kia Motors America also shared the news that Kia Motors also won two out of three awards in the Popular Brand Category during the 2021 IntelliChoice Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Awards. The good news just keeps raining down on Kia Motors.
“We’re proud to be recognized by IntelliChoice for our CPO program as it is an important component of Kia’s overall commitment to our customers…Similar to our new car offerings, it is our aim to provide the highest quality, best warranty, and lowest cost-of ownership for every pre-owned vehicle we sell.” – Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors America, Kia Motors North America
Intellichoice is a part of the well-known name MotorTrend. A part of this group, Intellichoice has been known as a market leader in automotive ownership cost and car value analysis since 1986. Like many organizations, it empowers the consumer with information about new cars on the market to provide them with enough data to make a well-informed decision. Making use of MotorTrend online, consumers can also perform additional research, compare vehicles, and view the price and overall cost of ownership.
2020 still has some months to go before it’s finally over. We’re all waiting to see what 2021 will bring, but until then, there is still plenty of time for some good news to come out of this year. During the shutdown with the pandemic, there were still automotive publications collecting data and publishing study findings on some of the best vehicles out there, like the Kia Stinger and Kia Telluride during the 2020 J.D. Power APEAL Study, ranking high for Kia Motors. Well now we got more good news, this time coming from overseas. All the way in Motherland, Russia, the Car of the Year Russia awards named four Kia Motors vehicles as winners – the Kia Picanto, Ceed, Seltos, and Stinger.
“The Kia brand has grown in popularity in Russia for many years, and we are extremely proud to have won four awards in the annual Russian Car of the Year contest as a result…For Kia globally, Russia is one of our most important markets. We have worked hard to be the number one import brand with a 13 percent market share in Russia, and aim to continue our growth in the market in years to come. These four awards are extremely gratifying not only for Kia Motors Russia, but for Kia Motors globally.” – Ho-sung Song, President and CEO of Kia Motors Corporation
It may not sound like a big deal over here in the states. After all, we only know half of those vehicles, so what’s the big deal? Well, for one, the Car of the Year Russia awards is one of if not the most prestigious automotive award ceremony in the country. Going on for 20 years, 2020 had plenty of competition with over 300 models going for gold. Each car was judged by Russian citizens via an online vote over several months. One and a half million votes were counted for 2020 and the results were in for Kia.