Grey Kia Niro EV driving on a cobblestone street.

Kia Wins Gold at the What Car? Awards

Kia took home two gold trophies at this year’s What Car? Car of the Year Awards. The Kia Niro EV was crowned ‘Best Small Electric Car for Long Journeys’ and the Kia Sorento, ‘Large SUV of the Year’.

Grey Kia Niro EV plugged in to a garage of a modern house.

Car of the Year Awards 2021: Kia Niro – Best Small Electric Car for Long Journeys.

It’s not every day you see “electric vehicle” and “long journey” in the same sentence, much less in a car of the year context. The Kia Niro EV defies odds to rank top of its class for the best small electric car for long journeys.

“If your long trip’s a holiday, the e-Niro has loads of room, including generous rear seats and a big boot for all your kit. You’ll also need punchy performance for motorways, and it’s got that covered, dispatching 0-60mph in 6.5sec in our test.”

What Car?

With range up to 455 km**, enough room for a comfortable family road trip, and the bells and whistles of modern vehicles (hello, 8″ touchscreen and Apple CarPlayTM), you’ll forget all your prejudices of an EV in no time.

White Kia Sorento SUV driving around a corner on a city street.

Car of the Year Awards 2021: Large SUV of the Year.

What Car? sang the praises of the Kia Sorento’s versatility, most exemplified in the quote below;

“The steering allows you to place the car confidently on a country road but is still easy to twirl at town speeds.”

What Car?

A seven-seater that provides comfort for passengers and the driver alike, while offering a host of safety assistance features and 2500kg towing power, it’s hard to find a better workhorse for the family holiday. With stylish looks and a sought-after 8-speed wet DCT transmission, the Sorento is all the car you’ll ever need.

**Driving range figures standards are calculated using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Actual results achieved will differ according to operating conditions and driving style.

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