Women's World Car of the Year: Kia Sorento lands large SUV category win

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Kia Sorento Large SUV COTY
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• Kia's latest Sorento was the Large SUV category in 11th Women's World Car of the Year Awards.

• The competition is voted for by 50 female motoring journalists from 38 countries.

• The Sorento's win follows on from Kia's category wins for its XCeed and Soul EV models in 2020.


The Kia Sorento claimed the win for the best large SUV at the 2021 'Women's World Car of the Year' (WWCOTY) awards.

The South Korean carmaker continued its impressive showing at the awards, following 2020's wins category wins for XCeed (Best Urban Car) and Soul EV (Best Green Car). 

The WWCOTY winners are chosen from an all-female panel of experts who examine each of the nine category winners further and take a final vote to determine a single overall winner, which will be announced on March 8.

WWCOTY is composed of a jury of 50 female motoring journalists spanning 38 countries and five continents.

Founded by journalist Sandy Myhre in New Zealand in 2010, the awards aim to identify the best cars of the year based on set principles that guide consumer choice.

Kia Sorento_WCOTY
Kia Sorento_WCOTY

Sorento was one of three vehicles shortlisted for the Best SUV category and ultimately achieved the win due to outstanding credentials, including safety, quality, price, design, driving dynamics and environmental impact.


"We are honoured to receive another award from the expert jury at Women's World Car of the Year", commented Jason Jeong, President at Kia Europe. "This is a welcome accolade for one of Kia's most important cars, which our design, engineering and product teams have worked hard to ensure is a leader in the SUV segment."

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