Kia Motors celebrates 20 years in Canada

By CRM staff

Toronto, Ontario – March 18, 2019 –  Although Kia Motors Canada is still a young company, it has a lot to celebrate with reaching the milestone of 20 years in the country.

In 2019 alone, the company has been recognized for numerous awards and titles.

At the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) 2019 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Kia Stinger was named Canadian Car of the Year, after being named Best Large Car earlier this year. The OEM also received an award for Best Small Car for it’s Kia Forte.

“As a young brand that has come a long way in 20 years here in Canada, we’re grateful to all of AJAC’s voting journalists for taking the time to review our vehicles and recognizing the quality that our brand has put so much focus on,” said Michael Kopke, Kia Canada’s director of marketing.

Being recognized for its vehicles is just one of the titles Kia has received. For the past four years, Kia Motors remains the highest-ranked mass-market brand in J.D. Power Initial Quality Study.

As for the future of Kia Canada, like many other OEMs, it is thinking of a sustainable future. Kopke told Collision Repair, that the company’s goal is to release 16 electrified vehicles by 2030 including a fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) in 2020.



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