•Sorento awarded Best Car for Towing 2020
•Survey completed by 181,000 car owners
•Kia wins award for second year in a row

The Kia Sorento has seen success in the Auto Trader New Car Awards 2020 after being awarded Best Car for Towing. Based on results from over 181,000 car owners who completed the survey, the Sorento took top spot within the category for excelling in all the requirements of a tow vehicle.

Auto Trader’s New Car Awards is an annual consumer-led vote on the best cars in the current UK market, decided by the British car-buying public. Within the survey, owners are asked to mark their vehicle based on 16 categories, including stability, reliability, safety and features.

As Kia Motors (UK) Limited’s largest SUV, the Sorento has executive-class space and versatility to match its premium styling, quality and refinement. All versions are seven-seat SUVs powered by a 197bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine able to drive all four wheels through an intelligent four-wheel-drive system. In 2018, the Sorento was updated to include a subtly sportier look with the introduction of ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ variants and the availability of an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Erin Baker, Editorial Director of Auto Trader, said: “The Kia Sorento is a great-value, good-looking large SUV which offers easy driving and a generous amount of kit on board. Congratulations to Kia on an excellent win.”

Simon Hetherington, Commercial Director at Kia Motors (UK) Limited, commented on the win: “We’re delighted to see the Sorento win this award, particularly since the Sportage was also named Best Car for Towing the year before. It goes to show that our customers continue to be satisfied with the quality of their vehicles year on year. The Sorento is an excellent choice for towing as there is no need to compromise between power, reliability and style.”