Kia Awarded a Place on Buying Solutions Framework Agreement

According to an official statement made by the carmaker’s UK division, Kia has been awarded a place on the vehicle purchase framework agreement from Buying Solutions – part of the Efficiency and Reform Group within the Cabinet Office – to offer its vehicles to central government departments and other public sector organizations, such as NHS Trusts, and local councils.

Given the fact that the framework agreement covers in excess of 100,000 cars across the public sector, this will offer Kia new entry into the UK fleet car world. The whole range of Kia vehicles will be made available through Buying Solutions: from the Picanto city car through to Kia’s largest 4x4, the Sorento, that’s at home both on and off road.

“By working closely with Buying Solutions, Kia will reach a wider fleet audience within the public sector, and will be able to offer corporate fleet loans to sector departments. Kia’s participation in the Buying Solutions Framework Agreement is timely as it will give Public Sector fleets the chance to take advantage of our excellent value for money sales proposition,” said John Hargreaves, Head of Fleet and Remarketing at Kia Motors.

Kia products feature a wide range of green technologies and safety features that should prove useful for the program, such as Intelligent Stop and Go,that cuts the engine and all emissions when the car is stationary. This delivers big benefits by cutting emissions. For example, on the new award winning Sportage these are reduced to 135 g/km for the 1.7 CRDi engine.

With safety features such as ABS with EBD, up to 6 airbags and active headrests most of Kia’s range has the full 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Ahead of new 2012 safety legislation all models are fitted with Electronic Stability Control as standard.
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