• Kia awarded the Manufacturer of the Year at the National Franchised Dealers Association Awards
  • Win comes after topping the Dealer Attitude Survey four consecutive times

Following another outstanding performance in the NFDA Dealer Attitude Survey, Kia has been named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ by the National Franchised Dealers Association.

Kia has topped the bi-annual survey four consecutive times, most recently in the Winter 2018 survey with a huge score of 8.4 – the industry average is just 5.0.The survey asks dealers to score various criteria about their dealership and their relationship with the manufacturer.

Graham Vanassche, Dealer Principle at Leslies Kia says; “We’re extremely proud to be part of Kia here on the Isle of Wight. The ranking represents the great relationship between Kia and the dealer network, which is ultimately reflected in the excellent customer service and quality of products that we provide. We really care about the work we do and that comes across in our service to our customers and our investment in our staff.”

Collecting the award, Sales Director Steve Hicks said: ‘We are extremely grateful for this award and it is a testament to the great relationship we have with our dealers. Our continued success in a car market in decline is thanks to the excellent customer experience delivered by our dealer network. Looking forward, we are committed to building sustainable, profitable partnerships with our dealers.’

Leslies Motors stocks a wide range of new and used Kia vehicles, including the Kia Sportage, with prices starting from £20,670.