A jury of influential motoring writers from the Middle East Motoring Media has voted the Kia Carnival winner of the “MPV of the Year 2005-2006” category of the prestigious ‘Car of the Year 2005-2006’ award for being ‘the MPV most suitable for the needs of the population of the region, thoroughly modern with new technology and affordable to buy’.
Mr. Samir Tayeh, General Manager of Al Majid Motors Co received the award at a ceremony held at the Dubai international exhibition center coinciding with the 8th International Middle East Motor Show in Dubai. Wheels & Gears motoring publication, along with Gulf Auto Magazine, Offroad 4x4 Magazine and GearOne TV channel are the organizers of this prestigious awards.
The cars are rated for Interior, Exterior, Handling, Dynamics, Comfort, Technology, Versatility, Safety, Fuel Economy, Environment, Spare Parts, Distributors and Price. Editors from all participated media tested each and every vehicle launched in the Middle East this year before reaching their decision.
“Embracing an image of comfortably luxurious and luxuriously convenient with a high quality safety and versatility, the Carnival has been a hit with consumers of all demographics since the very first day it went on sale in UAE,” said Mr. Samir Tayeh, General Manager of Al Majid Motors Co.
“The MPV of the Year 2005-2006 award for the Kia Carnival is solidifying its position as a world-class mainstream MPV and a splendid achievement for the growing Kia brand in UAE and we are honored to receive this recognition from the Middle East Motoring Media,” he added.
Longer, safer and more spacious for the ultimate driving experience, the KIA Carnival is a unique combination of Exterior Excellence, Advanced Machinery, Interior Sophistication, Comfortable seating from head to toe, More stability for better control and comfort, utility, Safety, Performance, and Amenities in its segment, and a great example of the ‘exciting’ and ‘enabling’ characteristics Kia’s next generation products are bringing to the brand.
Photo Caption: Mr. Samir Tayeh, General Manager of Al Majid Motors Co. (left) receiving the award.
Kia Motors Corporation -- one of the fastest growing automakers in the world -- was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia aims to become one of the world’s premier automotive brands. Kia’s 12 manufacturing and assembly operations in 7 countries produce more than 1.1 million vehicles a year that are sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 160 countries. Kia today has over 32,500 employees and annual revenues of over $15 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Tennis Open and an official worldwide sponsor of the Davis Cup. From 2007 to 2014, Kia will be an official automotive partner of FIFA -- the governing body of the FIFA World Cup. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan -- “The Power to Surprise” -- represents the company’s global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.
Al Majid Motors Co. is the sole distributor for Kia vehicles in the UAE. AMMC is a member of Juma Al Majid Group, one of the most reputed business groups in the Arabian Gulf. AMMC currently sells Kia vehicles in UAE through a network of 7 showrooms, 2 dealers and 3 more new showrooms expected to be added soon. AMMC currently have 5.8% market share in the UAE. To attend the ever growing KIA customers in UAE, AMMC has a total fleet of 12 service centres and 15 parts centres. Al Majid Motors Co is celebrating its 17th year of operation in UAE.