Still Another Kia Design Award

“Kia” is becoming synonymous with “European design awards.” The latest: the Kia Picanto three-door—a Europe-only model—has received an iF product design award 2012 in the ‘Transportation Design’ category.

“Kia” is becoming synonymous with “European design awards.”

The latest: the Kia Picanto three-door—a Europe-only model—has received an iF product design award 2012 in the ‘Transportation Design’ category.

This is Kia’s fourth iF product design award in the last three years, with its Venga small crossover, Sportage compact crossover, and Optima sedan being previous recipients.

Kia has also garnered four red dot design awards in recent years, as well.

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Speaking of the Picanto, Peter Schreyer, Kia chief design officer, said, “The second generation Picanto displays a very purposeful, self-assured design, and its sportiness is particularly underscored by the three-door version.”