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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.

Kia Ceed SW Diesel Car Best CarDiesel 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!

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