27th May, 2010
The Kia Rio has been announced as Nigeriaâ€™s Entry Level Car of the Year for the second year in a row at the Nigerian Auto Awards 2009 organised by On Wheels Magazine in Lagos recently.
Affordability, availability, positioning, accessibility, and customersâ€™ preference and general appeal are top amongst the criteria considered by the judges in declaring Kia Rio the winner over notable rivals in this category.
Commenting about the award, Mr. Jacky Hathiramani, Managing Director, Dana Motors Limited said: â€œKia Rio has maintained its leading position in a highly competitive segment, thanks to a world class blend of quality, reliability and affordability.
“The car has a unique and timeless design and is engineered to give utmost driving pleasure to users. We are delighted at this award and will continue to give our customers the necessary after sales services that will enable them get maximum efficiency from their vehiclesâ€
Kia Rio has been awarded numerous accolades across the world. It was considered Most Fun to Drive Car by the Wall Street Journal, and voted Most Wanted sedan and wagon by Edmund.com.
The Rio is backed by Dana Motors comprehensive warranty programme of 3 years / 100,000km.