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120 Kia cee’d SW EcoDynamics to be suplied to
Kia Motors UK announced today that it has secured a deal to supply 120 Kia cee’d SW EcoDynamics vehicles to a leading building technologies group.
The fleet will consist of 120 cee’d SW EcoDynamics cars and will be used by engineers within security, tele-care and fire protection companies – namely, Cirrus, Interphone Security Group and Instant Fire Protection – whilst they visit clients across the United Kingdom to perform installations, upgrades and on-site maintenance.
Following a review into operating costs, the group of companies re-evaluated its existing vehicle fleet and searched the market for a new vehicle that met all the product criteria they were looking for whilst offering significant savings, in terms of contract hire rates, environmental impact and whole-life costs.
“Concerned at the rise in our fleet operating costs we researched the market for a mid-sized estate car that satisfied a number of operational requirements. We were seeking to reduce operating costs for both ourselves and our drivers, demonstrate to our customers we are taking positive steps to reduce our carbon footprint and enhance driver satisfaction by providing a fit-for-purpose vehicle that provided plenty of space, comfort and specification,” explained Ian Green, Group Fleet Manager.
“Kia clearly demonstrated how this could be achieved with the cee’d SW EcoDynamics by offering us savings on our contract hire rates, National Insurance contributions and Benefit-In-Kind. The seven year warranty was also an important factor. Combine all of this with great feedback from our drivers on the cee’d SW’s performance, fuel consumption and specification and I believe we have found the ideal fleet car for our engineers’ use” added Green.
Andrew Sellars, Head of Fleet & Remarketing for Kia Motors UK said: “I’m delighted that our EcoDynamics range has again been chosen by a group seeking a great combination of pricing, ownership costs, equipment and low emissions. Combined with our industry-leading seven year warranty it’s no wonder that many fleet managers are now adding Kia to their shopping lists.”
A few words on Kia cee’d SW EcoDynamics
The EcoDynamics range is available on all versions of cee’d (cee’d, pro_cee’d and cee’d SW) as well as the new Venga B-segment MPV. Kia’s vehicles, branded as EcoDynamics, are all powered by frugal four-cylinder diesel engines that emit low levels of CO2 emissions (from 110g/km). Such low CO2 emissios are, in part, achieved by Kia’s advanced Intelligent Stop and Go (ISG) technology, which will also be available in the 2011 Kia Sportage.
The ISG system automatically shuts the engine off when the vehicle is at a standstill and in neutral. It automatically restarts the engine as soon as the clutch pedal is re-engaged – improving fuel economy and reducing emissions by five per cent.