by Bennett Oghifo
In the spirit of the yuletide season, Kia Motors Nigeria has inaugurated a service promo to reward customers with cash discounts and surprise giveaways when they bring their cars for after-sales service to its centres across the country. The promo is to reaffirm the brand’s commitment to providing the best affordable and premium ser0vices to customers geared towards making their ownership experience more enjoyable in the phase of the recent economic recession.
In a statement issued by the company, the Chief Operation Officer, Gitesh Yagnik stated that it has become imperative for Kia to offer a highly competitive and discounted preferential service package for its customers to enable them enjoy the optimum service offering from the company following the current cash crunch in the country. He further stressed that the scheme is to celebrate the season with the customers by doling out surprise giveaways and offering a discounted service package.
The scheme is aimed at giving Kia customers best-in-class service offering at a discounted price to help keep their cars in great shape without compromising exceptional service delivery for a guaranteed quality and ownership experience.
“We at Kia have always exceeded customer expectations by providing special offers throughout the year addressing their needs and aspirations to own Kia cars. The scheme is available in all our service centers across the country to enable all our customers avail this very special offer,” said Gitesh.
Recognised for its commitment and reliable service offering, Kia’s value chain covers an end-to-end customer focused operations, for every customer purchasing a Kia vehicle, it is the beginning of a fulfilling experience as Kia’s top class after-sales service ensures that every customer is satisfied. The after-sales service prides itself on the advantage of its certified engineers’ expertise and genuine replacement parts which help Kia cars retain its top-notch performance and reliability for years to come. The service scheme is valid the 25th of December.
Meanwhile, Kia Motors has won two 2016 Good Design awards, for the Telluride Concept and the production Cadenza sedan, in the program’s ‘Transportation’ category.
This is the seventh consecutive year in which the Korean manufacturer has received Good Design awards, which are organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum. Previous Kia winners include the 2014 GT4 Stinger concept car, the Soul EV, and the 2016 Sorento CUV. Both the first generation and current generation Cadenza premium sedan have now been recognized by the Good Design awards.
The Good Design jury – comprising independent design professionals, industry specialists and design media – evaluated entrants on a range of criteria, which included innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment. Kia’s Telluride Concept and all-new Cadenza impressed judges in all areas.
Bryan Cho, Vice President of the Overseas Marketing Group at Kia Motors Corporation, commented, “The strength of Kia design has been a key driver for our international growth, attracting many new customers to our brand. This accolade underlines how far we have come and endorses our approach for taking Kia’s design in exciting new directions.”
Kia has three design centers worldwide: in Namyang, Korea; Irvine, California in the USA; and Frankfurt, Germany.
The GOOD DESIGN awards this year marked its 66th anniversary, making it one of the oldest and most influential design awards programs anywhere in the world. Established in 1950 and organized annually by The Chicago Athenaeum, the GOOD DESIGN awards program celebrates the most innovative and contemporary designs from around 50 nations each year. In previous years the jury has honored products and designs from a wide range of industries, including the latest jet airliners, space craft, and even the paperclip.