The Venga MPV, released earlier this year, finished ahead of 4,252 products from 57 countries to win the award. Although the Kia Soul received an honourable mention in the 2009 awards, the Venga is the first Kia model to win the red dot award.
“Our design teams can be truly proud of this additional red dot award. It underscores the success of our design strategy,” says Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer at Kia.
“B-segment MPVs have traditionally been a class of vehicle purchased for practical reasons. The Kia Venga is set to change that."
Criteria such as level of innovation, functionality, durability and ergonomics were considered by a panel of design experts responsible for choosing the winner of the award.
The five-door Kia Venga boasts Start/Stop technology and is available with two petrol and two diesel engines. CO2 emissions of 117g/km make the Venga one of the cleanest MPVs in the segment.
The red dot award is the second award the Kia Venga has received this year after it won the iF design award earlier this year.