Some weeks back i wrote on the launch of the new Kia Sorento and included a video of the Sorento passing a very crucial safety test conducted by the IIHS in flying colours. Read here Kia Motors Nigeria Launches 2016 Kia Sorento.
Well, there is more good news concerning the brand as for the first time ever, her cars have been rated to have also improved greatly and topped all other non-premium brands in terms of quality by the renowned American based global marketing information services company, J.D. Power.
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Automotive News reports that each Kia vehicle improved this year as the Korean brand rose to second place in the overall rankings, behind Porsche. Kia had two nameplates, the Soul and Cadenza, in the top 10 — the first time the automaker has had vehicles in that elite group. While brands that launch new vehicles tend to take hits in the rankings, Kia avoided such a fate with the redesigned Sedona minivan.
Kia also performed well in the technology category, which continues to confound much of the industry.
“One of the biggest areas they improved was the audio, communication, entertainment and [navigation], which everyone is struggling with. They’re getting it right,” said Renee Stephens, Power’s vice president of U.S. automotive quality, in an interview.
Below is the table of rankings courtesy of Automotive News.
Congratulations Kia and keep it up.
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