THE Kia Sportage has been awarded the Car Dealer magazine’s used car of the year award.
Impressing the judges with its sales performance in showrooms, strong residual values and positive press reviews, the Sportage came top ahead of competitors such as the Citroen DS3 and Volkswagen Golf. For this award Car Dealer looked first into the huge amount of nominations they had from readers. The judges considered popularity with trade, residual values from experts, searches on classified websites as well as press reviews from the UK media Awards host Mike Brewer said: “The Sportage has impressed ever since the fresh design arrived on the scene. Three years on it is still performing incredibly well in showrooms and this has meant used performances have been equally impressive. “Couple in strong residual values and excellent press reviews, our judges really could make no other choice.” The Sportage is Kia’s best-selling model in the UK, claiming around a quarter of the brand’s total sales.