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Kia Wins Four Design Awards in New Automotive Brand Contest
- Kia has been awarded the 2011 German Design Council`s 'Best of the Best' title taking the competition`s highest distinction in the Brand Design category for leading strategy and focus of the brand`s overall design that 'points to the futures'.
- Three Kia models were recognised in the Exterior category winners in design: the Compact Sportage CUV, the Forthcoming Rio and the all-new, athletic Kia Optima sedan reflect the continuity of Kia`s efforts to uphold high design standards.
- "All four awards are a Fantastic acknowledgement of our strategy to position design as a core Kia brand promise."
   (Peter Schreyer, Kia chief Design Officer)
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Kia Sportage ranks tops in AutoPacific's 2009 Ideal Vehicle Awards in the US
(SEOUL) June 29, 2009 - Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) announced the 2009 Kia Sportage compact SUV topped the compact crossover SUV category in AutoPacific, Inc.'s 2009 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA) in the US, closely following the AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award received earlier this year. The AutoPacific IVA awards are a quantitative measurement of how closely a vehicle matches an owner's expectations.
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Kia Sportage named 'International Truck of the Year' in the U.S. by ICOTY jury
January 11, 2011 : Presented during the 2011 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, USA, during a presentation sponsored by Bridgestone Tire, the 2011 Kia Sportage compact CUV was honored with the ‘International Truck of the Year' award by Road & Travel Magazine. Internationally introduced in March 2010 as part of Kia Motors' design-led product transformation, the Sportage quickly earned a 5-Star top safety rating by EuroNCAP and has now been chosen by the Road & Travel Magazine's International Car of the Year (ICOTY) jury for its head-turning style, emotional appeal and overall performance.
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2011 Kia Sportage named "2010 Top Safety Pick" by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in U.S.
Joining the 2010 Forte compact sedan (known as 'Cerato' in some markets), 2010 Soul urban passenger vehicle and 2011 Sorento compact crossover utility vehicle (CUV), the all-new 2011 Sportage CUV has been recognized as a "Top Safety Pick" by the U.S.'s Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the small SUV category when built after March 2010.