- Kia Rio named as one of 12 best vehicles of 2013 by CAJ members
- 2013 Rio sedan and 5-Door hatchback offer world-class design combined with reliability, safety and tremendous value
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - Kia Canada received prestigious acknowledgement from the Canadian Automotive Jury as the Kia Rio compact sedan and hatchback was named a 2013 "Best of the Best Finalist" by the group of esteemed journalists.
The 12 vehicles selected to be honoured with the annual recognition reflect a wide variety of vehicles available to Canadian new-car buyers.
"Kia Canada is honoured to be a top choice of the influential Canadian Automotive Jury's short list of vehicles with the Kia Rio being recognized as a 'Best of the Best Finalist'," said Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kia Canada Inc. "The Rio, available in sedan and 5-Door hatchback, conveys world class design along with the fuel efficiency, technology, safety and comfort features consumers have come to expect from Kia."
This acknowledgement is the latest for Kia's sub-compact Rio. Here in Canada, the Rio has previously been named MotoringTV's "2012 Best Small Car under $21,000," while globally it has been the recipient of numerous other accolades, including a red dot design award for elite product design and an Automotive Brand Contest (ABC) Design Award.
About Kia Canada Inc:
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca - www.facebook.com/kiacanada) -- a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart -- is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 176 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 157 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new state-of-the-art facility to open in Montreal shortly. Kia's brand slogan -- "The Power to Surprise" -- represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.
About the Canadian Automotive Jury (CAJ):
The CAJ is a not-for-profit organization which is independently funded by its Jurors, 11 senior automotive journalists, and it's Secretary, a senior automotive editor, who account for a large portion of automotive industry coverage in Canada. The CAJ's 'Best of the Best Finalists' don't exclusively focus on a specific model within a family of vehicles or only "all-new" models, making the list a comprehensive list of jury members strong belief that they are the best 12 vehicles offered for the year.
SOURCE: KIA Canada Inc.
For further information:
Kia Canada Inc. Media Contacts:
Public Relations Manager
e-mail: [email protected]
Public Relations and Events Coordinator
e-mail: [email protected]