Grey Kia Niro EV parked on a cobblestone street overlooking a river.

Kia Awarded Gold at 2021 What Car? Awards

Kia was been awarded two awards at 2021’s What Car? Car of the Year Awards. Raising the bar and impressing the judges, Kia took home the ‘Best Small Electric Car for Long Journeys’ for the Kia Niro EV and ‘Large SUV of the Year’ for the Kia Sorento.

Grey Kia Niro EV plugged into a modern home, sitting under a wooden garage.

 Kia Niro – Best Small Electric Car for Long Journeys.

Car of the Year Awards 2021

“Electric vehicle” and “long journey” rarely go hand in hand, especially in the “award winner” category. Unless you’re the Kia Niro EV, in which case you defy odds and rank top of your class as 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 the corner of a city street.

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

The Sorento’s versatility caught the attention of What Car?, 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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