Kia’s most popular and best-selling SUV, the multi-award winning Sorento turned out to be the best beating some of the world’s top brand competitors to claim the prestigious “Australia’s Best SUV Over A$40,000” in Drive’s annual Car Of The Year awards for the third year in a row.
As defending champion, the Kia Sorento diesel took on finalists from Porsche, BMW and Toyota to emerge triumphant in one of the most competitive segments in the Australian new car market.
It has been a great achievement for the Kia Sorento to retain its position as Drive’s best SUV over A$40,000 for the third year in succession especially in a year that was dictated by rapid changes in the automotive industry.
The Drive judging panel praised the Kia Sorento for its generous use of space, efficient and smooth turbo diesel powertrain, good overall dynamics and its level of equipment.
“What sealed the deal beyond its value is the peace of mind offered by its industry leading warranty period and affordable servicing costs,” the judges said. “It is an honest, seven-seat family car that is well suited to our local conditions and requirements.”
“Winning such a prestigious award three times in a row, and against such a quality field of finalists is clear evidence of Kia’s all-round strength and family friendly qualities to meet today’s modern world customer demands, especially the award winning designs, fuel efficient engines, hi-tech and user friendly features and above all the family-like after sales service,” said Madhu Tappoo, the CEO & Executive Director of Kia Motors Fiji, a Tappoo Group Company.
“It is an endorsement of the Kia brand as a whole and the attention to detail and value that Kia offers its customers right across the range. We are so delighted to represent Kia in Fiji and offer our Fijian customers with award winning Kia vehicles at value for money prices,” said Mr Tappoo.
The multi-award winning Kia Sorento along with Kia’s full line up of vehicles are now available at Kia Motors Fiji Showrooms, located in the corner of Grantham Road and Carpenter Street, Garden City, Raiwai Suva, and on the Main Street in Nadi town.Kia Motors Fiji Service Centers are located on Carpenter Street in Raiwai Suva, and on the Khan Jan Drive, Wekamu Sub-division in Nadi, opposite the Nadi Temple. All brand new Kia vehicles are backed by a 3year/100,000km warranty in Fiji.
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