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KIA Australia has recognised the valuable contributions of its dealer network by announcing the winners in its 2021 Dealer of the Year awards.

The awards were recently presented by Kia Australia, with Werribee Kia in Victoria being awarded the overall National DOTY award. It also was the Southern Region winner.

It is the first time this dealership has received the prestigious award since the inception of Kia DOTY in 2015.

Criteria for selecting the winners included sales performance, aftersales performance, facilities, customer satisfaction and dealer business management.

The awards are divided into five regions, with the national awards taken from one of the regions. There are also awards for the best sales – won by Motorama Kia in Moorooka, Queensland – and the top aftersales operations that went to Rockingham Kia in Western Australia.

Werribee Kia dealer principal Jim Vuckovic (centre) and the Werribee Kia management team

Motorama Kia has shown its excellence in sales with Kia by previously taking out the 2018 and 2020 DOTY.

Accepting the award on behalf of the Werribee Kia team, dealer principal Jim Vuckovic said: “The management and staff at Werribee Kia are very honoured and humbled, to receive the 2021 Dealer of the Year award.

“We also express our sincerest thanks to all staff at Kia Australia for making this possible.

“In a year where we faced challenges, interruptions and obstacles on many fronts, our hard-working and dedicated team forged a new path that has led to the achievement of this prestigious award.

“As the Kia product evolves, we are excited for the future and remain committed to partnering with the brand to take it to new heights – we haven’t come this far to only come this far!”

Nice work: It is the first time Werribee Kia has received the prestigious Dealer of the Year award since Kia established the scheme in 2015.

Nice work: It is the first time Werribee Kia has received the prestigious Dealer of the Year award since Kia established the scheme in 2015.


The 2021 Dealer of the Year winners are:

  • National DOTY Winner (Werribee Kia, VIC)
  • Western Region DOTY (Morley Kia, WA)
  • Central Region DOTY (Wayne Phillis Kia, SA)
  • Northern Region DOTY (Motorama Kia Moorooka, QLD)
  • Eastern Region DOTY (Brian Hilton Kia (Wyoming), NSW)
  • Southern Region DOTY (Werribee Kia, VIC)
  • Top Sales DOTY (Motorama Kia Moorooka, QLD)
  • Top After Sales Operations DOTY (Rockingham Kia, WA)
    Kia Dealer of the Year 2021 Motorama Joel Mullins middle Dealer Principal_Ted Lee far right

    Kia Dealer of the Year 2021, Northern Region, Motorama: Joel Mullins, dealer principal (centre), Ted Lee (far right)

Previous overall National Dealer of the Year winners:

  • 2020 (Motorama Kia Moorooka, QLD)
  • 2019 (Peter Warren Kia, NSW)
  • 2018 (Motorama Kia Moorooka, QLD)
  • 2017 (Ferntree Gully Kia, VIC)
  • 2016 (Ferntree Gully Kia, VIC)
  • 2015 (Ferntree Gully Kia, VIC)

Kia Dealer of the Year 2021 Wayne Phillis

Kia Dealer of the Year 2021, Central Region, Wayne Phillis

By Neil Dowling

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