Kia Sorento tops Large Crossover category in Sunday Times top 100 cars
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
- Sorento named winner in large crossover category
- Praised for space, practicality, seven seats and competitive price
- EU6 diesel engine and all-wheel drive as standard, priced from £28,795
The Kia Sorento has been named the winner of the Large Crossover category in The Sunday Times Top 100 Cars. The list was published on January 3 2016 and details the top 100 cars as judged by the editorial team at The Sunday Times Driving.
Praised for its versatility as a seven-seat family car, styling and towing ability, the Sorento beat serious competition to the top spot, such as the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Porsche Macan, Mazda CX-5 and new Renault Kadjar.
Complimenting the Kia Sorento, the editorial team at the Sunday Times commented: "It seats seven, has four-wheel drive and a powerful diesel unit, the prices start on the right side of £30,000. If you're looking for a family workhorse, the new Sorento has the basics covered, whether it's providing plenty of space for the children or towing a caravan."
The new Kia Sorento, which launched in the UK last April, came from a celebrated line of previous generations stretching back to 2002 and has proven popular with a diverse range of customers here in the UK and globally. Now in its third generation, the Sorento is more equipped, refined, stylish and technologically advanced than ever before.
The Sorento is powered by a smooth and refined EU6 2.2 turbodiesel engine that produces as little as 149g/km tailpipe emissions and can deliver 49.6mpg (combined). With seven seats as standard across the line-up, the Sorento is practical for families as well as those that occasionally need to carry more people - when the back seats are not in use they fold flat into the floor allowing for greater boot space. All models have a new, permanent, intelligent all-wheel drive system ready to tackle the rough stuff; manual versions of the Sorento are capable of towing 2,500kg - useful for those that need a vehicle capable of towing a caravan.
The Sorento is on sale at Kia's 188 dealerships across the UK with prices starting from just £28,795.
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