Why are Kia cars so popular?

The South Korean manufacturer sold 11,608 new cars in September, more than all-but one month in its history and nearly 20 per cent more than the same month last year.

The remarkable success is down to the introduction of a string of award-winning cars including, most recently, the new Kia Cee’d hatchback and estate.

Kia’s small family car was launched earlier this year and will be followed with the new three-door Kia Pro_cee’d, which was revealed at the Paris Motor Show in September.

However, Kia has also launched a new Kia Picanto city car, Kia Rio supermini and updated Kia Sportage in the past year – all of which have bolstered sales.

The brand’s success is down to a new look for all of its cars courtesy of ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer. A new ‘tiger face’ and chunkier, more aggressive design has proved to be a hit with UK buyers.

Meanwhile, a revamp to interior quality and the engine range has seen Kia perform well in reliability surveys in 2012 after the Kia Picanto was named third most reliable car according to What Car?’s Reliability Index.

Kia cars are also backed up by seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty, one of the longest in the industry for extra peace-of-mind for UK customers.

The brand is currently in the process of revamping its entire car range including a refresh for the large Kia Sorento SUV and an all-new Kia Carens compact MPV set to be launched in 2013.

The new range of Kia cars can be found at Perrys Kia dealerships or on our Kia deals pages for new and used cars.