Kia Motors to provide vehicles for the United Nations

Published | 26/03/2018
  • UN provided with a fleet of Kia Rio, Sorento and Forte models
    Vehicles will support UN causes around the world

 

Seoul, 26 March 2018 – Kia Motors has won a vehicle provision bid held by the United Nations Procurement Division (UN/DP) to provide vehicles to the UN and UN Entities. Kia succeeded against competition from various leading global car manufacturers and will provide vehicles and maintenance services for the next three years.

A fleet of Kia Rio, Sorento and Forte* models will be delivered to the UN and UN Entities, and will carry the UN mark whilst supporting UN causes and activities.

In a statement, Kia wrote: “It is a significant achievement for Kia to be selected as the vehicle supplier for the UN. It is a testament to the excellent quality of our vehicles and their competitiveness in the global automobile market.”

“The contract was awarded to Kia Motors with the aim of consolidating the vehicle requirements of the UN Entities to take advantage of economies of scale, better quality, and better after-sale support,” said the UN. “It is important for the UN and the UN Entities to ensure that vehicles are of good quality with a comprehensive after-sale support package. We look forward to a fruitful engagement with Kia.”

This is the second time that Kia has supplied vehicles to the UN, providing 420 minibuses (including Hyundai models) to the organisation from 2010 to 2015, following a bid process held by the UN/DP.

Hyundai Motor, sister company of Kia, will also provide vehicles to the UN. The value of the three-year contract between Kia (including Hyundai) and the UN equates to approximately $7 million (US). The contract includes the possibility of a two-year extension. Hyundai Mobis, part of Hyundai Motor Group, will also provide automotive parts to the UN.

 
 
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