Wheels : Kia Sorento wins award

Kathmandu, November 8:

Kia Sorento has claimed a third consecutive victory in the headline category of the caravan club’s ‘Towcar of the Year Awards’ 2008 in the United KIngdom.

The Towcar of the Year awards were created nearly 30 years ago to enable members of

the club to make informed decisions when choosing a towcar and to keep them up to date with the latest innovations and trends in car design.

The capable 4*4 Sorento took the crown of the heavyweight category ‘All wheel drive

vehicles over 1,800kg’ beating off ten rivals, which included a number of premium brands, to take the category win for the third year in row.

Powered by a 2.5-litre turbo-diesel engine producing 392 Nm as low down as 2000 rmp, the Sorento is well equipped where it counts — active torque transfer (ATT) distributes power through the full time all-wheel drive system. With an eye on safety, active front headrests, driver, passenger and side curtain airbags all come as standard.

The Sorento was cosmetically refreshed in late 2006 yet retained the technical specification, which has seen it win the towing title for a third consecutive year.