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Friday, 15 July 2016
Kia and it's city car, the Picanto takes an award at the 2016 J.D. Power UK dependability Study.
Picanto awarded most dependable city car
Kia ranked third overall brand for dependability
Success follows on from 2015’s survey
Kia Picanto has been awarded the highest ranking in the city car segment according to the J.D. Power 2016 UK Vehicle Dependability Study. The study, now in its second year, measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of vehicles in the UK after 12-36 months of ownership.
In addition to this, Kia have also been named the third most dependable brand overall in the 2016 Nameplate VDS Ranking, with just 80 problems per 100 vehicles tested within the study. These results follow on from the success of last year’s study, where Kia also finished in the top three most dependable brands.
Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia Motors UK says: “This news is fantastic for our small city car, the Picanto, and indeed for our brand in the UK. This result is testament to the Picanto’s rigorous development and build quality, something which will continue to the all-new Picanto in 2017.”
Moving forward into the third quarter of 2016, Kia has refreshed and upgraded the Picanto with simplified model structures, extra equipment and new trim grades on its 5-door models to make them even more appealing in an increasingly competitive UK small-car market. The Picanto now starts from £8,545