Published: 10 Mar 2016

Kia Sportage scoops ‘Used Car of the Year’ Award at annual AM Awards

Kia’s third generation Sportage has been awarded ‘Used Car of the Year’ at the prestigious 2016 AM Awards.

Praised by judges for its ‘strong residuals, appealing styling, good equipment levels and reassuring warranty’, the third generation’s win was announced in February, the same month that the all-new Sportage launched to the UK market and the model arrived at Jennings Kia, part of the multi-award winning Jennings Motor Group.

The branch located on Parsons Road in Washington, is offering a range of fantastic deals on the winning Sportage, which is a great car for those looking for a spacious, reliable vehicle.

Following the awards, John Hargreaves, Head of Fleet and Remarketing at Kia Motors UK said; “This win for Sportage demonstrates the value of the car and we are hoping to follow on from this success with the fourth generation by building on all the factors that appealed to buyers of the third generation.”

Both the fourth and third generation Sportage models are on display and available to test drive at Jennings Kia’s dealership in Washington, with excellent deals available.

David Phillips, franchise manager at Jennings Kia, said; “The third generation Sportage was a popular model for us here at Jennings Kia.

“It’s certainly deserving of the Used Car of the Year award, as it offers customers good warranty and a comfortable drive, all in one dependable and stylish package.”

Kia has the only Approved Used Car programme that offers a unique seven-year warranty from the day the customer drives away from the dealership.

Customers opting for one of Kia’s Approved Used cars benefit from an unrivalled peace-of-mind package as standard, which is designed to provide as much reassurance as when buying a new car.

All Kia Approved Used cars are hand-picked according to stringent requirements -   vehicles are less than 18 months old and have covered less than 18,000 miles.  Every vehicle also comes with a full service history, completed by qualified and approved Kia technicians, in addition to being thoroughly valeted to the highest standard. 

Other benefits of the programme include; one-year European roadside assistance, a multi-point check carried out by an approved Kia technician, seven-day drive away insurance, Experian checks, first year MOT test cover and a 60-day/1000-mile exchange plan.

In addition to the wide range of Kia Approved Used cars being available, the Washington dealership also sells the entire new Kia model line-up.

Everything from the Picanto, Rio, Soul and Venga to the cee’d GT, new cee’d, cee’d Sportswagon, new pro_cee’d and pro_cee’d GT, as well as the latest all-new models including the Sportage and Optima, are on display.

Whether it’s a large family car or a small vehicle, there is something for everyone at the dealership, where a professional and experienced sales team is on hand to give advice and arrange test drives.

All of Kia’s new cars come with the manufacturer’s market-leading seven year 100,000 mile warranty, as well as Kia’s Care-3 and Care-3 Plus servicing packages, offering retail and feet customers fixed-cost, inflation proof servicing for the first three or five years.

Customer who purchase a car from Jennings Kia, can also take advantage of a service, MOT and parts department at the Parsons Road dealership.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Kia, call into the Parsons Road dealership, contact 0191 5525800, or visit

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