The all-new zero emissions Kia e-Niro has become the first ever Korean car to win the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year award. The historic win also marks the first time an all-electric car has picked up the top prize of the night. The e-Niro with a class-leading 282-mile range also picked up the 'Electric Car of the Year' at the awards. The e-Niro will be available from Burrows Kia in Barnsley from 1st April 2019 and priced at £32,995 after deduction of the plug-in grant.
The Kia e-Niro has been designed to merge crossover-inspired design with long range, zero-emissions driving and enjoyable performance. It achieves this with a next-generation electric powertrain, using new production technologies developed specifically for Kia electric vehicles. A single high-specification, feature-rich 'First Edition' model will be on sale in the UK from 1st April 2019, pre-orders are currently being taken from Burrows Kia.
Retaining its 'City Car of the Year' award, the Kia Picanto, also available at Burrows Kia in Barnsley was commended for its high level of standard equipment and value for money. The Picanto '3' has Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA), 7" touchscreen satellite navigation with DAB and rear parking sensors all available as standard.
Both the all-new Ceed and Stinger also won in their price categories. The Ceed GDi '2' was awarded the 'Best Family Car for less than £20,000' award and the Kia Stinger 'GT S' won the 'Best Performance Car for less than £50,000' award.
Steve Davidson, General Manager at Burrows Kia comments on the wins: "We're thrilled that the e-Niro has won yet another award without even being on sale in the UK yet. We're excited to reveal the car to customers of Barnsley from April. The face that the Picanto has also retained its 2018 award recognition and the Ceed and Stinger were also recognised within their price categories is testament to the work and time Kia invests in its cars. Here at Burrows Kia we are looking forward to yet another successful year with Kia."