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Kia Motors honored at the red dot design award

-    The automaker receives two prestigious design awards

-    The new Kia Optima sedan won the title of "Best of the Best"

-    Kia Sportage deserves another red dot

-    Four Kia vehicles have now been recognized for their design

This year, Kia Motors was honoree at the highest point in two categories of the red dot design competition held in Germany.

The jury consists of renowned international experts in the design world, has granted a red dot in compact CUV Kia Sportage and the Kia Optima sedan. The judges also honored specially the new intermediate sedan Kia Optima, which has won the title red dot "best of the best" in 2011, the highest nomination contest that honors the best products in each category.

Thanks to these recent wins, four Kia have now received a red dot award: 2010 Kia Venga, commercialized on the European and Asian markets, and in 2009, the Kia Soul. The Kia Optima and the new Sportage has also won awards from iF 2011 design last December.

"It is with great pride that we accept the red dot award for the new Kia Optima and the new Kia Sportage," says Peter Schreyer, head of design for Kia Motors Corporation. "It is a recognition of the invaluable hard work of our international teams of design and our design strategy. Obviously, we are particularly enchanted price "best of the best" for our new sedan. A bold and sporty energy emanates from the Kia Optima and simple, fluid and elegant lines draw the eye in the same way an Italian suit perfectly cut quality. "

Thomas Oh, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Corporation, stresses the importance takes design in marketing positioning Kia. "The red dot award represent a phenomenal success for our brand. It is the recognition of an independent agency for the avant-garde design and excellent quality / price ratio of Kia vehicles. Permits granted special price Kia Optima, in particular, will not fail to give energy to launch our new sedan in the extremely competitive segment D worldwide. "

The red dot award: a prize coveted worldwide

The red dot design award are among the most important competitions in the world and held at Design Centre North Rhone-Westphalia, Germany, since 1955. This year, about 1,700 manufacturers from 60 countries working in various sectors were competing for the prize by presenting a total of 4433 different products.

A jury consists of the highly respected international design experts, product reviews and tests, and have judges based on their innovation, function, ergonomics, durability, ecological compatibility and their intuitive maneuverability. Only products that meet the highest standards of design students are eligible for the red dot.

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