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Kia Rio “Best City Car of the Year in Portugal”

29 February, 2012

The jury had had the chance to try out 23 different models, since September last year, and selected 6 to go through to the grand final which took place at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve race track complex in Portimão at which the Chevrolet Volt/Opel Ampera, Citroën DS4, Ford Focus, Hyundai i40, Peugeot 508 and the brand new Kia Rio were all present, the latter ending up winning the prize of Best City Car of the Year, as announced at a lunch promoted by the Impresa group (Volante/Autosport), organizer of the Car of the Year prize/ Volante de Cristal Trophy.

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“This award is a reflection of the extraordinary work that KIA has been developing in recent years, especially in the European market, presenting products to suit customers’ needs both with regard to their design and their engines, which ensure minimum consumption and low CO2 emissions, all with an unbeatable seven year guarantee which only KIA is able to offer to its customers. Being voted “Best City Car of the Year in Portugal 2012″, means being the best in a segment that represents the largest sales volume in Portugal and therefore the one in which the competition between manufacturers is most hotly disputed” stated João Seabra, General Manager of Kia in Portugal, after receiving the coveted trophy.

Bergé Automoción is the distributor of Kia for Portugal since year 2004.