Kia up for three Car of the Year awards

Kia’s Picanto and Rio models have picked up nominations for the ‘City car’ and Supermini categories in the magazine’s 2012 awards.

The Picanto, which boasts CO2 emissions as low as 95g/km, squares off against the likes of the ever-popular Fiat 500 and the all-new Seat Mii – and recently won the prestigious 2012 iF product design award.

The Kia Rio has been nominated in its supermini segment category and also features in the ‘low-carbon award’ category thanks to its very low emissions of 85g/km from its 74bhp 1.1-litre diesel Ecodynamics engine.

Competition comes from the Fiat 500 once again, with its new International Engine of the Year TwinAir engine emitting just 95g/km from a 0.9-litre petrol.

Kia vehicles are available from Perry’s Burnley, Preston and Rotherham dealership.