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by Matt Brogan

KIA has topped the Smart Green Index for the large car segment in the US with its Amanti (also known as Opirus in some markets) reflecting the highest relationship between perceived quality and overall value, as well as scoring highest in issues pertaining to fuel consumption and environmental friendliness.

Not to be outdone, the KIA Spectra (Cerato), Rondo7, Sportage, Sorento and Sedona (Grand Carnival) also scored highest in their respective segments under the new index.

The survey is weighted toward customer advocacy, overall satisfaction, future brand choices and loyalty as well as favouring the green credentials of a vehicle considering a broad range of environmental issues related to vehicle ownership. These issues include fuel economy, recycleability and CO2 emissions (both vehicular and production).

It’s another feather in the cap for KIA who along with well priced, safe family vehicles prove their ownership satisfaction and environmental credentials are showing the world this Korean manufacturer is clearly headed in the right direction.






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