The winners of the “2021 Russian Car of the Year” – one of the most prestigious Russian annual automotive award – have been announced in Moscow. Kia took top prizes in six categories, as was decided by Russian people online voting.
Recently introduced at the Russian market Kia Carnival crossvan was recognized the winner in the “Minivans” category, with Kia Sorento and Kia K5 voted the best in the “Mid-size SUV” and “Business class” categories. Kia Seltos outranged competitors for the second consecutive year in the “Compact SUV” category, while for the sub-compact Picanto hatchback the 2021 victory in the “Urban Car” category turned impressive sixth in a row. For the first time in its history in Russia, Kia is awarded with the title "Favorite brand in mass segment ".
“We are extremely proud that this year Kia has won a record number of awards at the Russian Car of the – one of the most important automotive competitions. Our models became the best in five classes. However the title of "Favorite brand in mass segment" is exceptional honor for us. It has been staying an emotional target for us over a dozen of years, being a symbol of recognition and trust of Russian consumers. We appreciate a lot the success we have achieved in Russia. The requirements for a car among Russian car owners are much stronger than in other markets due to difficult road, climate conditions and people's expectations that the car will become a reliable assistant for all occasions. For us, this success means that for millions of customers in Russia, Kia cars meet all requirements and provide excellent customer experience for their owners. Eventually, this is the goal of all our work". – commented Alexander Migal, Managing Director of Kia Russia & CIS.
Kia remains the Russia’s best-selling foreign brand for seven consecutive years, with over 200,000 units sold annually for three years in a row. Recently company has achieved a milestone of 2 million Kia cars sold since 2009 (the year when the local distributor office was founded. Read More