Kia Sorento claims OzRoamer COTY award

Monday, 23 February 2015
Kia’s multi-award winning Sorento has added yet another piece of silverware to the trophy cabinet, with the Platinum CRDi winning the OzRoamer magazine award for best 7-seat SUV Under $60,000.

It is the second OzRoamer award for the Sorento, having been a joint winner of the same category in 2011.

In assessing the Sorento against a strong field of competitors, the OzRoamer judges found much to like about the big SUV.

“If I was in the market for a seven seat family AWD SUV wagon that would allow me to live an adventurous lifestyle, then I would have absolutely no hesitation in buying a Sorento," OzRoamer Editor Rob Fraser said.

"The design is reasonably stylish, comfortable, with seats seven, full of features, fantastic value and comes with Kia’s 7-year warranty, capped price servicing and road side assistance. Combine that with the awesome motor transmission combination and it should be at the top of buyer’s lists for an honest and practical family AWD SUV."

Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith, said the OzRoamer award was further confirmation of the durability and longevity of the Sorento.

“The Sorento has been something of a favourite ever since it was launched and the fact that it is still winner COTY awards just months ahead of the arrival of its all-new successor is proof of how far ahead of the field it was when it was launched.”

Every Sorento sold to a private buyer will come fitted with a Family Pack of extras valued at $3400 and including a nudgebar, tow pack, side steps, cargo mat, floor mats and weather shield.

The OzRoamer awards edition is now on sale in newsagents and available online at

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