KIA Sorento KX- 3 2.2 CRDI AUTOMATIC
With the nature of the terrain found around the Scottish Six Days Trial’s base in Fort William it’s always good to be able to have the loan of a suitable vehicle, as this Highland region has extreme areas where many of the event’s hazards are located. Apart from the main roads, if you wander off into the remote areas they usually consist of a single-track road with passing places. At many of the hazards you are advised to park off-road and that’s where the superb attributes of the Kia Sorento come into its own.
“As you will have seen, I travel to the ‘Scottish’ in my van but once it’s parked up I take the Kia out. It’s very comfortable to drive, with an easy to adjust electronic seat, which is ideal as my wife is a little smaller than me. Inside the main feature that impresses me is the heated steering wheel — take note Mercedes vans, please! All the controls are easy to hand and the automatic transmission offers a very smooth ride. As with all the Kia models the equipment standard and performance is very high. If you are interested in a Kia call Triangle-Kia at Chesterfield where you will be dealing with real trials people.”
“Triangle Kia have provided vehicles to Trial Magazine to attend events for many years, but this latest Sorento KX-3 automatic is by far the best. It’s very roomy inside and delivers excellent performance for quite a large vehicle. I drive the car up to the SSDT. The built-in satellite navigation does a superb job of selecting the best route option and it’s also very light on the pocket with claimed MPG figures of: Urban, 36.7; Extra Urban, 46.3; Combined, 42.2. The cabin area is very adjustable, which suits me as I do appreciate being comfortable on long journeys. The vehicle may look pretty big from outside but when driving it you feel very comfortable, safe and in control.”