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Kia is an award winning company. Here are several of the notable awards and innovations.

2008 – Kia Motors is named Car Company of the Year by Autocar

2012 – Kia Motors ranks 87th in Interbrand's list of 100 Best Global Brands

2013 – Kia Motors is named 37th in Interbrand's list of 50 Best Global Green Brands 2013

2014 –

  • Received the Vision Award in the U.S. for 2014 MOVE, Kia's sustainability report.
  • Ranked highest in APEAL study.
  • Recertified as a Customer Focused Company

2015 –

  • Soul EV and all-new Sorento, Double win for Kia in the 2015 Red Dot design awards
  • 2016 Sedona(Grand Carnival) receives NHTSA 5 Star rating
  • Sedona(Grand Carnival) named to Ward’s 10 Best Interiors list
  • Kia Motors earns best-ever ranking in 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
  • Kia K900 (Quoris) sets record-high score in AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
  • 2015 Kia Sedona (Grand Carnival) receives J.D. Power APEAL award
  • Kia Cadenza earns AutoPacific’s 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award in Large Car category
  • Kia Soul Wins Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award
  • 2016 Kia Optima earns Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com Best Buy Award
  • Three brands (Sorento and K5, etc) – Received 2015 Good Design Award
  • Five-star safety ratings for all-new Kia Optima and Sportage
  • Kia takes first place in Auto Bild magazine’s Quality Report

2016 –

  • Coveted Design Awards for All-New Kia Sportage and Optima
  • Kia Motors produces two millionth vehicle in the U.S.
  • 2017 Kia Sportage Receives Top Safety Pick Plus Rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Kia Optima And Soul Named Among The Best Family Cars Of 2016 By Parents Magazine And Edmunds.com
  • Kia Motors ranks highest among all popular brands in 2016 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
  • Kia Motors Ranked Number One in the Auto Industry for Initial Quality by J.D. Power
  • Kia Motors recognized as one of the highest quality brands in the US auto industry by Strategic Vision
  • 2017 Kia Sorento Achieves Top Safety Pick Plus Rating From The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
  • Kia Optima And Sedona Earn Autopacific's 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards
  • 2017 Kia Sedona Earns 2016 Top Safety Pick+ From the IIHS
  • Kia Soul and Cadenza Named Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year Award Winners
  • All-new Kia Cadenza Wins Large Sedan of the Year Award from the Hispanic Motor Press Association
  • Kia Soul Receives 2017 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Award
  • 2017 Kia Sportage Wins Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com Best Buy Award for Small SUV/Crossover
  • 2017 Kia Niro Sets Guinness World Records™ Title for Lowest Fuel Consumption By A Hybrid Vehicle
  • Kia Telluride Concept and new Cadenza sedan receive design prizes in 2016 GOOD DESIGN
  • KIA SOUL EARNS CAR AND DRIVER 10BEST TRUCKS AND SUVs AWARD

2017 –

  • Triple triumph for Kia at iF Design Awards 2017
  • 2017 Red Dot Awards, triple victory for Kia design
  • Kia Tops J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Nameplate Ranking for Second Straight Year
  • Kia Niro, Soul, and Cadenza Named Segment Winners in J.D. Power 2017 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study
  • Kia Optima and Kia Sportage Ranked Top 10 Most Awarded Vehicles of 2017 by Kelley Blue Book
  • 2017 KIA Forte earns Top Safety Pick Plus rating from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
  • Kia Sportage Wins Autopacific’s 2017 Ideal Vehicle Award

2018 –

  • Three trophies for Kia at the 2018 iF design Awards
  • KIA RIO RANKS HIGHEST AMONG SMALL CARS IN 2018 J.D. POWER VEHICLE DEPENDABILITY STUDY
  • KIA CADENZA NAMED BEST LARGE CAR FOR FAMILIES BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR
  • 2018 Red Dot Awards: another triple triumph for Kia design

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