KIA Sorento KX- 3 2.2 CRDI AU­TO­MATIC

Trial Magazine - - SSDT -

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.”

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