2011 was a very eventful year for KIA Motors South Africa and was filled with numerous new car launches including the launch of the Cerato Hatch in April, the all new Picanto in July and the new Rio in November. The launch of these new models resulted in increased sales across the dealer network, having a positive effect on overall growth for the brand.
Every year Kia Motors South Africa honours it’s best performing dealers. The annual KIA Dealer Conference, which took place at Emperors Palace this year, turned out to be a star-studded event, with Kia Brand ambassadors, Mark Pilgrim and Elana Afrika as joint Masters of Ceremony, and other Kia brand ambassadors Danny K and Kabelo attending the event.
The main purpose of the annual Kia conference is to award excellence in the Kia dealer network and honour top performing dealers in various categories including sales, aftersales and parts.
The title of the Overall 2011 KIA Dealer of the year was awarded to KIA Centurion, which excelled in all of the above-mentioned fields during 2011. When presented the award, Kia Motors Centurion Dealer Principal, George Haward and his team were over the moon. “We have only had the Kia franchise for 30 months, and this award represents the commitment and hard work of a dedicated team to make this dealership as successful as it is now”, comments George.