Kia Scoops Three at Annual Scottish Car of The Year Awards
All-new Kia Sportage wins Family SUV of the Year and best Full Hybrid
EV6 named best EV over £40,000
Kia repeats its triple win from 2019 awards
The annual Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY) Awards have bestowed Kia with a trio of awards for the all-new Sportage and EV6, with each car available from Lloyd Kia.
Voted for by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW), the SCOTY Awards celebrate the best of the automotive industry and recognise the stand-out models of the year. Kia has had previous success at the awards, winning with both ProCeed and Sportage in 2019.
The all-new Sportage collected the awards for ‘Family SUV of the Year’ and ‘Best Full Hybrid’, impressing the ASMW as a standout model in the heavily populated SUV market. Launched at the start of 2022, the all-new Sportage is available with a range of electrified powertrains with prices starting from £27,800 on-the-road.
ASMW President Jack McKeown said: “The family SUV sector is hugely crowded but the Kia Sportage manages to stand out from the pack. Dynamic looks, plenty of space and a great range of powertrain options are among its many strengths.”
“The attributes that made the Kia Sportage our Family SUV of the Year helped it win our ‘Full Hybrid’ award. The Sportage’s self-charging hybrid system seamlessly switches between battery and petrol power – and runs in electric mode a surprising amount of the time.”
As well as the all-new Sportage, the EV6 continued to add to its impressive resumé of honours, winning the SCOTY award for ‘Best EV over £40,000’. McKeown commented: “Stunning looks, superb range, super-fast charging, outstanding practicality and – in the fastest versions – astonishing acceleration are among the many reasons the Kia EV6 was a runaway winner. Kia’s flagship electric car really is something special.”
The EV6 won European Car of the Year 2022 and is available in three main rim grades, along with a ‘GT’ model featuring spectacular performance from its 577bhp electric motors driving all four wheels. The EV6 offers a range of up to 328-miles on a single charge and is priced from £45,245 on-the-road.
To find out more about the award-winning Kia model range or to book a test drive, contact your local Lloyd Kia retail centre.