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Kia Rio and Picanto Get Red Dot Design Award

Two more Kia models have now become recipients of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award - the RIo and Picanto superminis. This brings the total to six Kias that have been the winners of the European design competition since 2009.
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The awarded Kia models are the Soul winning in 2009, Venga in 2010, and Sportage and Optima which claimed the top spots in 2011.

“We are very proud of the red dot awards for the Picanto and the Rio,” comments Kia’s Chief Officer Peter Schreyer.  “They are a great tribute to our entire global design team, because all three Kia design centres were involved in the development of both vehicles.  I am particularly happy about this thoroughly creative and successful collaboration between our teams in Korea, Europe and America.”
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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