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Kia Cee'd Sportswagon Achieves Diesel Car Magazine 'Best Estate Car Award' Of 2013


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LONDON – May 8, 2013: Diesel Car magazine has named the Kia cee’d Sportswagon “Best Estate Car” in its annual Car of the Year issue – the first award won by Kia’s C-segment car.

Beating off strong opposition from the Mazda 6 Tourer and Jaguar XF Sportbrake to win the overall title, Diesel Car magazines editor, Ian Robertson said: “The cee’d Sportswagon combines well-designed practicality and excellent driving calibre in an attractive package.”

Kia had a strong showing in the Diesel Car magazine awards, with the Sorento highly commended in the mainstream 4x4 class, whilst the Rio was also commended in the mainstream small car class too. Celebrating their 25th anniversary in the business this year, Diesel Car is the UK’s top selling diesel, alternative fuel and eco-friendly car specialist monthly magazine.

Paul Philpott, President and CEO, Kia Motors UK Limited said: “We are delighted that Diesel Car has awarded the cee’d Sportswagon best estate car for 2013. It’s unrivalled combination of space, functionality and engine performance, wrapped up in a premium design and backed up with our 7 year warranty, gave us great confidence that we had a best-in-class product. Thankfully Diesel Car agree!”

Built and launched in Slovakia in September 2012, the second generation cee’d Sportswagon is available with two engine options – 1.4 litre 89hbp and 1.6 litre CRDi 126bhp, with prices starting from 16,895 on the road. Kia’s fixed-priced and inflation proof “Care-3” and “Care-3 plus” servicing packages, which covers the first three or first five services for retail customers, are available for 329, or 609 accordingly. For more information on cee’d Sportswagon, please visit www.kia.co.uk.

Since registrations of the new generation cee’d family begun in May 2012, the cee’d Sportswagon currently makes up 16 per cent of the total cee’d family sales, this being split between 75 per cent fleet, and 25 per cent retail sales in the UK.