Kia Sorento Awarded Top Ranking in 2008 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards

Posted on 30. Jun, 2008 by in Kia Canada

Kia Sorento Awarded Top Ranking in 2008 AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards

Kia SUV Named Best-in-Class in Midsize SUV Segment

IRVINE, Calif., Jun 30, 2008 – The 2008 Kia Sorento has been given a tip ranking in a midsize SUV shred in AutoPacific, Inc.’s 2008 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA).  These awards are deliberate quantitative gauges that magnitude how closely a car matches to an owner’s expectations.  Sorento perceived a aloft rating than a Jeep Liberty, Nissan Xterra, Dodge Nitro and HUMMER H3.

“Having Sorento famous nonetheless again by AutoPacific is a extensive respect as these awards directly simulate a compensation of Kia owners,” pronounced Tom Loveless, clamp boss of sales, Kia Motors America (KMA).  “We are gratified to know that Sorento’s characteristics and altogether interest are famous and appreciated by a customers.”

Based on consult responses from some-more than 33,500 car owners, a 2008 IVA magnitude a multiple of trust, anticipation, expectations and existence within specific product segments by carrying respondents rate 15 attributes concerning either they would change them after carrying owned their car for 90 days.  An “ideal vehicle” is one that meets a owner’s expectations formed on how few attributes they would change.  Sorento perceived a measure of 1,250 out of a probable 1,500.

Recently, a 2008 Kia Sorento also achieved a tip ranking in AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), was famous as a “Best Bet” in a Midsize SUV difficulty by The Car Book and perceived a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) five-star pile-up reserve rating in all 4 seating positions.

In further to Sorento being named best-in-class in a segment, Kia Motors also ranked among a tip 10 in a 2008 IVA Mainstream Brand segment, as did a 2008 Kia Spectra and Rio in a Compact Car and Economy Car segments, respectively.

About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is a sales, selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea.  KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 640 dealers via a United States.  For 2007, KMA accessible a 14th uninterrupted year of record U.S. sales.  Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles.  Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline “The Power to Surprise.”
Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.”  Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site –  For media information, including photography, revisit

Government star ratings are partial of a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (  Model tested with customary side-impact airbags (SABs).

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