For the second consecutive year, the Kia Sorento has been named the best SUV by Total 4×4. Launched in the UK in February of 2010, the Kia Sorento continues to excite car experts and customers alike. While available in both two- and four-wheel drive, it is the
full-time four-wheel drive model that was the impetus for keeping the title.
“The Sorento was our reigning champion in the full-size SUV class, and it impressed us every bit as much this year as last. Its style, poise, kit and practicality all score heavily in its favour,” commented Editor Alan Kidd. “Make no mistake, this award wasn’t about just being cheap. The Sorento beat a long list of premium opponents because it’s very good at everything that matters. Its bargain price and unbeatable seven year warranty merely seal the deal.”
The versatile Sorento comes in three models, the LX, EX and SX – standard, mid- and top-of-range levels, respectively. Michael Cole, Managing Director of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd., said, “From the day of its launch we knew that the latest Sorento continued the car’s impressive record of delivering excellent go-anywhere ability coupled with on-road sophistication at a great value price. Sorento has been a long-time favourite in the Kia range and its popularity amongst a wide variety of customers – from those who want on-
road towing security or all-weather ability to the more adventurous owner who needs to head away from the main roads.
“I am delighted that Total 4×4 has again awarded Sorento its Best SUV accolade – especially in the face of so much impressive competition in what remains a hard-fought sector of the market,” he added.
2011 has been a banner year for Korean automakers. Both of the Korean companies, Kia and Hyundai, have won best model awards
this year; Hyundai’s Equus was crowned best Large Premium Cars in the 2011 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. Kia’s sales increased a whopping 36% in the past year, and Hyundai’s sales have increased 21% since 2010.
For more information on buying a Hyundai Equus or other Hyundai models, check out Gary Rome Hyundai at www.garyromehyundai.com, or call 888-637-4279.