kia rio awards

Kia is proud to announce that the company has been recognized in Germany for three of our products: the Sportage, the Optima and the all-new Rio. Kia Motors is one of the main winners in the first-ever Automotive Brand Contest.
In the automotive industry, the brand and the brand design are the two most important factors in winning consumers’ hearts.
The Rat für Formgebung (, German Design Council) has decided to recognize this fundamental importance of brand and brand design by organizing the first international brand and design award for the automobile industry. The contest, known as the “Automotive Brand Contest 2011,” honors outstanding achievements of carmakers in the categories of brand management, brand communication and design. The focus is on the integral and consistent use of the brand across all media and its actual products.
The judging panel of the first Automotive Brand Contest declared Kia Motors the worthy winner in two categories. In the “Brand Design” category, where strategy and focus of the brand’s overall design is rated, Kia was recognized as the “Best of the Best.”
For the “Exterior” category, in which the vehicle design itself is the main focus, three Kia models were picked as winners: the compact Sportage CUV, the upcoming Rio B-segment model and the all-new, athletic D-segment Kia Optima sedan. The Kia Optima and Kia Sportage have received prestigious design awards in the past, including the Red Dot Award (Kia Optima: “Best of the Best”) and the iF Product Design Award.
The ceremony will be held on Sep. 13, 2011 in Frankfurt at the Internationale Automobil Ausstellung (IAA), one of the world’s largest automobile fair.
“Winner” in Automobile Exterior
“Best of Best” in Brand Design

The car of the year, All-new Rio

Kia All-new Rio is sure “the” car of the year! All-new Rio was selected as “Car of the Year” by Australia Carsguide and also in Slovakia. Take a look at the winner!
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Australia loves Kia!

Australia loves Kia! Australia’s Best Car magazine awarded 2011 Car of the Year to Rio (Light Cars Under $20,000) and Sorento (SUV Over $40,000). Kia thanks all our fans for the love and the support. Always!
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Car of the Year 2012 in Romania

The talented compact car All-new Rio was named “Car of the Year 2011” by APAR. The Rio ranked No.1, followed by Ford Focus and Hyundai Elantra. * Flickr_ All-new Rio :

Rio and Picanto - Best Cars 2012 by Auto Motor and Sport

In the Best Cars 2012 Awards by ‘Auto Motor and Sport’ of Czech Republic, Kia Rio was absolutely the winner, followed by Audi A1, Alfa Romeo Mito, and VW Polo. Kia Picanto also got the spotlight in the Superminies category. No doubt Picanto and Rio are the class-leading vehicles! Are you with us?

Rio and Picanto wining the red dot design awards 2012

Eco Dynamics of Kia Rio


Kia Rio received the “Car of the Year Awards 2012” in the category of “Best Fuel Consumption” from What Car? magazine. Check out the greenest non-electric vehicle with its class-leading 85g/km CO2 figure here! Feel green and think green with us!

Kia Rio, the winner of “Croatian Car of the Year 2012”

A great start to 2012! Kia Rio has been named “Croatian Car of the Year 2012”. Kia’s power to surprise continues! 

Kia Rio, Best Subcompact Car of 2012 Driver’s Choice Awards

Saving fuel but with great horsepower. Looking aggressive but with luxurious features. Who are we talking about? Kia Rio, named the Best Subcompact Car by MotorWeek. What does your next car look like? 

Kia Rio, Car of the Year by Golden Klaxon

Kia New Rio has won the compact class of Golden Klaxon, one of the most prestigious Car of the Year awards in Russia. Let’s celebrate this joyous occasion together and give Rio a round of applause! *Flickr:

The Continental Irish Car of the Year 2012!

PeriodAward/AccoladePresenting OrganisationCountryCategoryType
May 2010Entry Level Car of the YearOn Wheels MagazineNigeriaPassengerGeneral
Jul 2009Top 10 Most Underrated CarMSN AutosUSAPassengerValue
Mar 2009Top 10 Cars for Less Than $15,000MSN AutosUSAPassengerValue
Feb 2009Greenest Vehicles of 2009ACEEEUSAPassengerEco
Dec 2008SmartWay Certification MarkUS EPA CertifiedUSAPassengerEco
Sep 2008Cheapest CarMyRide.comUSAPassengerValue
May 2008"Top 10 Best Small Cars" 2008GAYOT.comUSAPassengerGeneral
Mar 2008Best BetCar BookUSAPassengerGeneral
Nov 2007Executive Subcompact Car of the YearCAGIPhilippinesPassengerCOTY2
Jun 2007Highest Score in SegmentJ.D. Power & AssociatesUSAPassengerQuality
Feb 2007Best BetCar BookUSAPassengerGeneral
Dec 2006Autobest 2006AutobestEurope (East)PassengerCOTY
Dec 2006Editor's Most Wanted Sedan under $15,000Edmunds.comUSAPassengerGeneral
Dec 2006Most Improved Car in 2005AutobytelUSAPassengerGeneral
Oct 2006Most WantedEdmunds.comUSAPassengerValue
Jun 2006Highest in Initial QualityJ.D. Power & AssociatesUSAPassengerQuality
Jun 2006Highest Score in SegmentJ.D. Power & AssociatesUSAPassengerQuality
Jun 2006Lowest Cost Car to RunState Motoring ClubsAustraliaPassengerValue
Dec 2005Most Improved New Car for 2006Autobytel (USA)USAPassengerQuality
Dec 2005New Best CarAutobestEurope (East & Central)PassengerConsumer

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