Vertu Motors completed the £4 million acquisition of the Kia Bradford and Honda Bradford business from the Vantage Motor Group.
Kia Motors UK has claimed the Franchise Partner of the Year accolade for the third time in the past four years. Suzuki GB broke up the run in 2017.
Car dealers and their manufacturer partners have been highlighting their efforts to recruit the next-generation of automotive sector talent to mark National Apprenticeship Week 2020.
Kia Motors UK urged its franchised car retail network to “take charge” in 2020 as it prepares for the arrival of a new crop of electric vehicles (EV) – including the new e-Niro and Soul EV.
RAPID RTC has forged a new partnership with Kia Motors UK which will see its leading digital lead management software rolled out across the Korean brand’s 190-strong franchised retail network.
Kia Motors UK has further expanded its range of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (EV) with the launch of electrified versions of its new XCeed crossover and Ceed Sportswagon estate car.
Glyn Hopkin has joined the Kia Motor UK franchise with the opening of its first dealership for the Korean car manufacturer in Romford.
Former Fiat head of brand FCA Group UK Kate McLaren has joined Kia Motor UK as the Korean brand’s new general manager of customer quality.
Chippenham Motor Company has celebrated 20 years of car sales with Korean franchise partner Kia Motors.
NMG reach 20 years of selling Kia's.
Kia Motors UK’s marketing director David Hilbert has been named as one of the most effective UK marketers in Marketing Week ‘Top 100’.
Kia Motors UK managing director Paul Philpott has said that the brand can achieve 120,000 vehicle sales after projecting a record 97,000 sales for the brand in 2019.
Honda emerged as the National Franchised Dealers Association’s (NFDA) most improved franchised in the Summer 2019 Dealer Attitude Survey amid the roll-out of its ambitious network restructure.
Brayleys Cars’ Oxford Kia dealership has become the latest franchised retailer to launch a new car rental facility as part of the Korean brand’s ‘Try Before You Buy’ initiative.
Kia Motors UK is preparing to set out on a five-stop fleet roadshow to showcase its models across England and Scotland this October to November.
Kia Motors UK has opened UK order books for its new Xceed urban crossover – with prices starting at £28,095.
Tesla’s Model 3 was singled out for special praise as it lined up alongside Mercedes-Benz’s B-Class and GLE-Class and Skoda’s Skala in achieving a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Fix Auto Sandhurst, the network’s most recently appointed franchisee and Fix Auto Petersfield have successfully been selected as approved repairers for Kia.
Kia has recalled more than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models due to an electrical relay that could overheat.
Kia Motors UK won the Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award from The Institute of Customer Service, for providing an excellent customer experience through its dealer network.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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