Diesel Car, Best Estate Car goes to….Kia Ceed Sportswagon!
In Diesel Car magazine’s annual car of the year issue, Kia’s new cee’d Sportswagon has made a great impression in the estate car segment, taking the class honours and named as best estate car.
Diesel Car is the UK’s top selling diesel, alternative fuel and eco-friendly car specialist monthly magazine. Kia had a strong showing in the magazine’s 2013 awards, Kia Sorento was highly commended in the mainstream 4×4 class, Kia Rio was also commended in the mainstream small car class too.
The Kia Ceed Sportswagon beat off strong opposition from the Mazda 6 Tourer and Jaguar XF Sportbrake to win the overall title, Diesel Car magazines editor, Ian Robertson said: “The cee’d Sportswagon combines well-designed practicality and excellent driving calibre in an attractive package.”
Paul Philpott, President and CEO, Kia Motors UK Limited said: “We are delighted that Diesel Car has awarded the cee’d Sportswagon best estate car for 2013. It’s unrivalled combination of space, functionality and engine performance, wrapped up in a premium design and backed up with our 7 year warranty, gave us great confidence that we had a best-in-class product. Thankfully Diesel Car agree!”
The Ceed Sportswagon is available with two engine options – 1.4 litre 89hbp and 1.6 litre CRDi 126bhp, with prices starting from £16,895 on the road. This may be the first award for Kia’s C-segment car, but as its only been around for a mere nine months, it surely wont be its last!