Kia Sorento Wins Golden Steering Wheel Award
After being awarded the best large SUV, the all-new Kia Sorento scooped up the coveted Golden Steering Wheel Award 2020 in Germany.
Tough competition was present, including the Aston Martin DBX and BMW X6, but Kia’s fourth-generation luxury flagship SUV managed to garner the award.
The German automobile prize is awarded by Auto Bild magazine, a prestigious German magazine that sells more than seven million copies worldwide each month, along with a Sunday newspaper. When readers of both these publications voted the Kia Sorento into the final round of the ‘large SUV’ category, the new electrified plug-in hybrid sealed the deal.
The competition isn’t just about looks and features, though. For the final round of the competition, vehicles show off their skills at the DEKRA Lausitzring track in northeast Germany. The Sorento finished with the highest number of points in its category, naturally.
“The predecessor was already good, but the new Sorento is an evolution. It now drives just as smoothly as it looks. There’s plenty of space, smart interior details, voice control, safety features – things that can be enjoyed everywhere.”
If you’re not familiar with the fourth-generation Sorento, prepare to be acquainted. A premium 7-seater SUV with an active all-wheel-drive system and 2.2L turbocharged diesel engine will power through your summer adventures. With an 8” colour touchscreen, smartphone connectivity, and more, this modern marvel is luxury with an affordable price tag.
Even more excitingly, the diesel-powered range will be joined by a plug-in hybrid variant featuring a 1.6 T-GDi Hybrid AWD drivetrain, created to maximise fuel economy and lower emissions.
If you’re ready to give this impressive SUV a spin, please get in touch with our team.