All-New Sorento crowned ‘Large SUV of the Year’ at the 2021 What Car? Car of the Year Awards

Kia’s flagship SUV, the All-new Sorento has driven into successfully into the New Year after being picking up ‘Large SUV of the Year’ at the What Car? Car of the Year Awards.

Competing with other strong contenders in this category, the What Car? judging panel were impressed by the Sorento’s high level specification , outstanding build quality, profound fuel economy and driving dynamics.

The judges identified the 1.6 T-GDi Hybrid as their chosen variant which is jam packed with lots of standard features such as cyclist and junction detection, Forward Collision Avoidance, Reversing Camera System and Intelligent Speed Limit Assist.

Steve Huntingford from What Car? magazine commented on hybrid technology combing “… real-world fuel economy with comparatively low CO2 emissions, while the ride is comfortable and the steering accurate. Throw in a nicely made and well-equipped interior, a driving position that’s lofty enough to make HGV drivers jealous and Kia’s unmatched seven-year warranty, and the Sorento is an outstanding all-rounder.”

Kia Motors Europe President Won-Jeong Jeong also spoke of his delight to have received this award from a highly reputable publication such as What Car? He went onto to say “The fourth-generation Sorento is a car we are very proud of, particularly as it represents the first application of electrified power in our flagship SUV.”

On sale in Europe for only a limited time, the all-new Sorento has already secured a valued position in the Kia line-up after also scooping ‘Car of the Year’ in the UK’s Carbuyer 2021 awards.

The all-new Sorento range is available at Shelbourne Motors Kia with a variety of powertrain options including hybrid, diesel and plug-in hybrids. All Kia models sold in Europe also come with an industry-leading seven-year, 150,000-kilometre warranty.

View the Sorento range here