Kia has been named the ‘Best Manufacturer’ at the 2023 Autocar Awards in the United Kingdom, adding to its long list of accolades.
The Korean carmaker says the award is all thanks to its commitment to innovative design and the brand’s offering of sustainable mobility solutions.
Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar, commented: “What a transformation Kia has been through. Very few brands of Kia’s size can boast product lines half as up-to-date. Both the totemic EV6 and Sorento family SUV were launched in 2021, and still feel box-fresh.”
Ho Sung Song, Kia President and CEO, praised the award, saying: “It is immensely gratifying to have the dedication, talent, and achievements of everyone at Kia recognised by the Autocar judges with the presentation of the ‘Best Manufacturer 2023’ award.”
“The following months will be equally pivotal for Kia as we introduce the EV9, our flagship all-electric SUV, to the global market, and continue our mission to become a sustainable mobility solutions provider by delivering ‘Movement that Inspires’.”
Kia also received multiple awards for its newly-released EV6, including one from yours truly, where we named it the Most Electrifying Car of the Year in our 2022 Car of the Year awards.
To ensure the brand stays at the top, Kia plans to offer a global lineup of 15 fully electric vehicles by 2027 and achieve global sales of 1.6 million EV units by 2030.
Next up for Kia is the release of its all-new flagship SUV, the EV9, which is set to reach customers by the end of this year.