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Kia cee’d wins in Auto Express Driver Power survey

The KIA ceed - Auto Express Survey winnerAuto Express magazines yearly Driver Power car owner reliability and satisfaction survey reveals today that the Kia ceed ranked the most highly in the C-Segment class (compact family car category). Driver Power is run in conjunction with the Daily Telegraph and provides independant and honest views of drivers in the UK and this was the ceed’s debut in the survey.

Owners are asked to assess their vehicles performance in key areas including practicality, build quality, reliability and running costs and more than 21,400 owners contributed their views. Paul Philpott, Managing Director, Kia Motors (UK) Ltd., said, “Kia has come a long way and these results underline our belief in the design, quality and value of our products. But don’t take our word, our customers are doing the talking through the Driver Power survey.”

The Kia ceed ranked as the 6th best overall car in the survey, outranking and outperforming is closest competitor, the Volkswagen Golf, which only ranked 22nd overall. Paul Philpott went on to say “”Yes, you can pay more for a Volkswagen Golf, but these results ask why”. Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express David Johns also stated “The fact that the Kia cee’d beat the Volkswagen Golf is one of the most significant results in Driver Power’s history”

Kia Motors was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia aims to become one of the world’s premier automotive brands. Nearly 1.5 million vehicles a year are produced in 13 manufacturing and assembly operations in eight countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 172 countries. Kia today has over 40,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of over US$14.5 billion. Full details of the Driver Power 2009 survey of the top 100 cars is available in a free 32 page pull out supplement with Auto Express magazine available from 15th April.

The Kia cee’d has a dynamic design, high build quality and frugal engines, all backed by a seven-year 100,000 mile warranty and all for much less.  Visit Kia’s UK website for the ceed specification, price list and the latest ceed deals.

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One Response to “Kia cee’d wins in Auto Express Driver Power survey”

  1. Hi, very nice post. I have been wonder’n bout this issue,so thanks for posting


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