• ‘iF design’ awards for the Kia Stonic and Picanto, available at Ringways Leeds and Doncaster
• The all-new Kia Stinger gran turismo also wins in same category
• Latest trophies bring Kia’s total number of iF design award wins to 15
• 6,400 submissions from 54 countries for prestigious design awards
Kia Motors has won three prestigious 2018 iF Design Awards, reinforcing the brand’s reputation for striking car design. The all-new Stonic compact crossover and Picanto city car, all available from Ringways Motorgroup on Crow Nest Lane in Leeds and Bullrush Grove in Doncaster, were each awarded prizes in the ‘Product Design’ category.
2018 marks the second consecutive year in which Kia has won three iF Design Awards, and the ninth year in a row the company has won in at least one category. This latest hat-trick of accolades brings Kia’s total number of iF Design prizes to 15.
Designed in Frankfurt, the Stonic, Kia’s debut compact crossover, offers a striking and bold exterior design, combined with an elevated seating position and practical SUV format. It is the most colourful Kia ever made, offering buyers a wide choice of two-tone paint combinations and interior colours.
The third-generation of the Kia Picanto – Kia’s smallest European car – brings a youthful and energetic character to the A-segment. It boasts a distinctive new design and a high-quality and high-tech cabin. Despite its compact dimensions, the Picanto’s intelligent design makes it one of the most spacious cars in its class.
Neil Jorgensen, Kia Group Franchise Manager at Ringways Kia commented: “It’s fantastic that Kia has once again been recognised with these prestigious awards. Kia has enjoyed a great start to 2018 and we’re excited to see what the rest of the year brings. We look forward to welcoming customers from Leeds and Doncaster to the Ringways dealership for a test drive.”