KIA CEE’D AND SORENTO ARE VICTORIOUS IN 2018 WHAT CAR? USED CARS AWARDS
After much scrutiny and competitor analysis, the current generation cee’d family hatchback was awarded ‘Best Used Family Car’ by the What Car? judges, in the 4-6 year category. The cee’d impressed with its tremendous value for money, levels of standard equipment, styling and period of remaining manufacturer’s warranty.
The Sorento, also in its latest generation, brought home the highly respected accolade of ‘Best Used Large SUV’ in the age range of 1-3 years old. Considering how competitive this segment of the market is, the Sorento had to shine through to the judges against the competition. Backing up the manufacturer’s warranty for the win were the premium touches, high tech features, excellent comfort, remarkable practicality and large amount of useable space. Both models are available at Donalds with prices starting from £15,365 for the cee’d and £28,850 for the Sorento.
That wasn’t it for Kia wins, alongside the awards for cee’d and Sorento was a ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the ‘Best Used Car Scheme’ category. Kia’s Approved Used Car programme available at Donalds has sold over 50,000 units since 2010 and features benefits such as seven year warranty top up, seven day drive away insurance, sixty day exchange plan, one year European roadside assistance, first year MOT test cover, perfect mechanical condition promise and much more.
James Morris, General Manager at Donalds Kia, commented on the brand’s win: “It’s great to be part of a company that has received these prestigious awards and recognition. We’re also very pleased that our Approved Used Car programme was highly commended, this recognition is a good reminder to all that our used car offering is very competitive and successful.”
What Car? Magazine’s Used Car Editor, Alex Robbins commented on Kia’s success: "Kia's is a particularly strong used car proposition. Not only do all of its models come with a seven-year warranty as standard, which has obvious benefits for buyers of used cars of a certain age, but impressive results in our Reliability Survey suggest its models stay the course, too. In particular, the 2012-present Kia cee'd is looking like great value in the Family Car category, and in the 4-6-year-old age group, you get the balance of that warranty plus the benefit of tremendous value. Value is something the 2015-present Kia Sorento offers, too - it's an awful lot of car for a very reasonable price, with seven seats, a high-quality interior and loads of space, and again benefits from Kia's long warranty; among 1-3-year-old Large SUVs, we think it's the best.
“We're also big fans of Kia's Approved Used Scheme. Granted, it can only be applied to cars up to a maximum of 18 months old, but those cars which are eligible get the benefit of a used car warranty topped up to seven years - meaning you could potentially own an eight-year-old approved used Kia that's still under warranty. There's also a year's comprehensive UK and EU breakdown cover, and a smattering of other bonuses, which is why we ranked it Highly Commended in our Best Used Car Scheme award."
Added: 24 November 2017
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