The Kia cee'd Sportswagon secured the crown of Best Estate Car at this year's Diesel Car magazine awards.
Facing competition from the Mazda 6 Tourer and the Jaguar XF Sportbrake, the Sportswagon prevailed, with the publication's editor Ian Robertson championing its "well-designed practicality" and "excellent driving calibre in an attractive package".
The Kia Sorento was also commended at the awards in its mainstream 4x4 class, while the Rio got a nod in the mainstream small car class to round off a successful showing at the ceremony.
"Its unrivalled combination of space, functionality and engine performance, wrapped up in a premium design and backed up with our seven-year warranty, gave us great confidence that we had a best-in-class product."
The cee-d Sportswagon launched in September 2012 and comes in two engine options - 1.4-litre 89bhp and 1.6-litre CRDi 126bhp. Prices in the UK start from £16,895 on-the-road.
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