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History of Kia Awards

History of Kia Awards


A 'Best Global Brand.' Six years in a row.

Our sixth straight year on the list, the Kia brand continues to evolve and redefine itself—achieving a 6% value increase in the last year to $6.68 billion USD (2017).

Three times a charm as Kia hits the ABC heights

For the third year in a row Kia has scored a triple-treat of top honours at the annual Australia’s Best Cars Awards, judged by Australia’s state automotive bodies.

Home run with three prestigious 2018 ‘iF design’ Awards

2018 marks the second consecutive year in which Kia has won three iF awards, and the ninth consecutive year the company has received an iF award. 

Kia Stinger wins ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ award

Kia has triumphed again in the Red Dot Awards, securing three prestigious awards for design. The 2018 trio of victories adds to Kia’s continuing success, with the company having now won a remarkable 21 Red Dot Awards.

Kia Drives to Surprise

Our obsession with building incredibly high-quality automobiles has led Kia to reach historic milestones. Follow Kia's journey and discover the record breaking results we create.

Winning 150 and more major quality awards.
We strive for ZERO Drive Defects
#1 Quality acknowledged in Germany
Recognized as ‘Best car’ in 38 countries Over the past decade
Highest Ranked Non-Premium Brand in J.D. Power 2018 Initial Quality Study (IQS) Segment Winners: Rio, Sorento
#1 out 22 brands in J.D. Power 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study
Car Of The Year (COTY) in the US/Europe/Middle East/Asia
Top class safety proven through decades of collision tests.
Achieved top safety rating in Australia
‘5-Star’ in 2017 Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) Stinger, Sorento, Rio
Winning over 70 design awards
Globally recognized product design
Designing efforts in customer communication
Consistent design excellence
'Best of The Best' in the 2018 Red Dot Design Award Stinger
15 iF Design Awards since 2009
24 Red Dot Awards since 2009
Proven marketability by the choice of countless consumers
9 Years of captivating global consumers
Ranked #1 for Comprehensive Satisfaction by 68,000 actual consumers
Chosen by 58,000 new car buyers in 2018
2019 Kia Motors Skills Cup Two Australian Finalist went to Seoul at the end of May to represent Kia Australia at the annual Kia Motors Skills Cup, where they had to compete with 46 other National service advisers from 42 countries putting their customer service skills tested.
Autopacific's 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award Sportage