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Kia Sorento Wins Best New SUV in Canada


Canadian journos crown the MY2016 Kia Sorento as “Best New SUV/CUV ($35,000 to $60,000)”

The ever popular Kia Sorento now has another accolade under its belt (or in its boot). This time from SUV-loving Canada, where the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) crowned the Sorento “Best New SUV/CUV ($35,000 to $60,000),” a category of its Car of the Year awards.

The Sorento was pitted against a number of rivals in a week long test called TestFest, held in October at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

The award also puts the Kia Sorento in the running for the “Canadian Utility of the Year” title, which will be announced at the Canadian International Auto Show in Ontario on the 11th of February 2016.

“Kia Canada is thrilled with the category win of the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento, stemming from AJAC’s comprehensive testing program,” explained Ted Lancaster, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kia Canada Inc. “Facing fierce competition within its category, the Sorento’s victory is a true testament of the vehicle’s strong value offering to Canadians, modern design elements and high quality attributes.”

We were rather impressed by the Kia Sorento SLi. Read our review here.


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