Kia auctions cars for Comic Relief

Kia auctions cars for Comic Relief

Kia Motors got into the Red Nose Day spirit by auctioning off 24 vehicles to help raise money for Comic Relief.

Members of the Korean auto manufacturer's UK dealers' network provided the part-exchanges, which had been "tweaked, tuned and pimped" before being auctioned at British Car Auction's Measham site.

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of each vehicle was given to Comic Relief, with customers digging deep to accumulate a total of £2,245 for the charity.

The most expensive buy was a 2005 Golf Plus, which sold for £4,300, while at the other end of the spectrum bidders managed to pick up a 1993 Toyota Starlet and a 00W-registered Citroen Saxo for £130 each - a steal, even once car insurance and breakdown cover costs are factored in.

Other big sellers included a 2009 Kia Rio in white, which fetched £4,100, and a silver 2004 Kia Sorento XS that sold for £3,775.

David McCluskey, national used-vehicle sales and remarketing manager for Kia, said: "We were delighted to support Comic Relief with this special fundraising event and many thanks to our dealer network who supplied all the vehicles and did a marvellous job in preparing them for sale."

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