Kia Sorento named ‘Best large SUV’

Added: 16 June 2021

Kia Sorento named ‘Best large SUV’.

Diesel Car & Eco Car magazine has named the all-new Kia Sorento as ‘Best Large SUV’ in its annual Top 50 list. The model placed 19th overall in the 2021 rankings, and was the standout large SUV, taking home the best-in-class accolade.

Not only did the Sorento impress judges, but the Sportage, Ceed and Niro also landed spots on the list, placing 27th, 32nd and 39th respectively.

The all-new Sorento was launched in late 2020 and is available with a choice of powertrains to suit all customer needs, including Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Diesel. Consistently praised for its immense practicality and space for seven occupants as standard, the Sorento ticks all the boxes a large SUV should.

Commenting on the Sorento’s impressive category win, Ian Robertson, Editor of Diesel Car & Eco Car magazine said:
“The all-new Kia Sorento isn’t just a rival for models like the Skoda Kodiaq, it’s also got its sights set on stealing Land Rover Discovery Sport and Volvo XC90 customers, too. Yes, it has gone upmarket, with bold looks and a luxurious interior that makes Kia’s flagship model seriously impressive. Its three rows of seating add flexibility, and even in seven-seat mode there’s boot space large enough for shopping or holdalls.”

“The Sorento is loaded with features, from its slick 10.25-inch touchscreen to air-conditioning for all seven occupants. To cap it off, the Sorento can tow 2,500kg and comes with a seven-year warranty.”

The Kia Sportage was praised for being a “simply fantastic all-rounder and family car”, thanks to its spacious interior, boot capacity and commanding driving position. Not only that, but judges also noted the car’s high standard specification even in ‘2’ grade trim with the Sportage benefiting from 48-volt mild-hybrid technology as the standard for its 1.6-litre CRDi diesel, boosting fuel efficiency.
In addition, the Diesel Car & Eco Car judges pointed out that the Ceed scored higher in the list than its respective class rivals. Robertson commented that the Ceed is, “Stylish inside and out and now comes with desirable mild-hybrid diesel engines. The chassis is planted, and various driving modes help tailor the driving experience for comfort or a more sporting feel.”
The Niro continued its recognition within the Top 50 list having previously been voted as ‘Best Hybrid’ in 2018. The Niro was praised for its fashionable SUV silhouette and choice of electrified powertrains, as well as recent updates that see the car keenly priced including the fully electric e-Niro.
Paul Philpott, President & CEO of Kia UK Limited commented: “I’m extremely proud to see four Kia models in the Top 50, and the Sorento’s award-win is testament to how well our range-topping SUV has been received. With the recent addition of plug-in power to the Sorento’s engine line-up, it exceeds the needs of even more customers. This win, alongside the four different cars featured on the list, further emphasises Kia’s ability to cater to our customers’ ever-changing needs.”

The Sorento

The Kia Sorento is available in a choice of 3 specifications with a choice of 6 colours.
Including Essence Brown, Midnight Black, Runway Red, Graphite, White Pearl and Mineral Blue.

Sorento '2'

Available from £39,360

Features include.

- 1.6 Turbocharged Petrol Self Charging Hybrid
- 17 " Alloy Wheels
- Digital Cluster
- 8" Touchscreen
- Reversing Camera System with Dynamic Guidelines (Integrated into Centre Fascia Screen)
- LED Headlights
- Black Cloth Upholstery
- Heated Seats & Steering Wheel
- Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go Functionality
- Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
- Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA) - City/Pedestrian/Cyclist/Junction

Sorento '3'

Available from £41,770

Features include.

- Choice of 2.2 Diesel engine or 1.6 Turbocharged Petrol Self Charging Hybrid
- 19" Alloy Wheels
- Digital Cluster
- 10.25" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation featuring UVO Connect
- Black Leather Upholstery*
- Engine Start/Stop Button with Smart Entry System
- Smart Power Tailgate
- Ambient Lighting
- Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
- Outer 2nd Row Heated Seats

Sorento '4'

Available from £47,610

Features include.

- 1.6 Turbocharged Petrol Self Charging Hybrid
- 19" Alloy Wheels
- Digital Cluster
- 10.25" Touchscreen Satellite Navigation featuring UVO Connect
- Black Nappa Leather Upholstery*
- Panoramic Sunroof with Tilting & Sliding Function with Automatic Electric Roll Blinds
- Customisable Head-Up Display (HUD)
- Ventilated Front Seats
- Bose™ Premium Sound System with 12 Speakers Including External Amp & Subwoofer
- 360° Around View Monitor
- Blind-spot Monitor Camera

Powerful on all fronts

The front end of the all-new Sorento Hybrid shows off its commanding, muscular presence with a striking structured front grille, accentuated with a chrome and gloss black surround, a body-coloured sporty bumper with a wing-shaped air-intake grille, and stylish silver front skid plate. While the new light source technology dual LED projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lamps deliver dynamic illumination to match.

A profile with poise and power

The muscular yet sleek lines running all the way from the hood to the rear taillights define a strikingly contemporary profile. Featuring a larger wheelbase and more slim line D-pillar design, the new contours have a bold, athletic styling expressed through matte black wheel arches, side sill with satin chrome inserts, and body-coloured handles finished with a touch of satin chrome.

Commanding, modern looks

From the rear view too, the all-new Sorento Hybrid boasts striking design hallmarks that are not afraid to leave a strong lasting impression. The vertical LED tail lamps, skid plate with sporty, eye-catching garnish on the rear, slick roof spoiler with a gloss finish and integrated rear wiper, and eco hybrid emblem are just some of the details that make a powerful overall statement.

Luxurious space, style and comfort

The premium and modern interior has been designed to elevate every moment of driving: From the unique feel of the ambient lighting to upscale finishes such as the satin effect dash garnish featuring 3D embossing and semi-chrome décor, as well as glossy black accents throughout. Coupled with spaciousness and sleek ergonomics, you will see and feel its instant appeal.

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You can find out more information on the new range of Kia cars on our website.

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