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Kia Sorento Named Canadian Car of the Year Awards

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The Kia Sorento was recently nominated for the Canadian Car of the Year award

Across the globe, various countries have annual “Car of the Year” awards—and Canada is no exception. Though our neighbors to the North are known for their hockey, maple syrup, and friendly countenances, they also have some mighty fine tastes in automobiles. That’s why it comes as no surprise that the Kia Sorento has been nominated as one of the finalists for the Canadian Car of the Year awards.

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For these awards, each of the nine automobile segments has a total of three finalists. The Kia’s popular Sorento is going up against the likes of the Honda Pilot and Hyundai Tucson in the Best New SUV/CUV ($35K-$60K). Journalists that are part of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada determined these finalists.

The vehicles were taken out for four days of testing in Clarington, Ontario, before casting their votes. Testing was conducted on a variety of routes, including public roads, a handling course, and a performance course. It covered a range of conditions that consumers might encounter in everyday driving.

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The winners of the awards in each category will be announced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on November 24th, 2015. These winners will the compete for the grand title of the “2016 Canadian Car of the Year,” “Candian Truck or Utility Vehicle of the Year,” “Canadian Green Car of the Year,” and “Canadian Green Truck or Utility Vehicle of the Year.” To qualify for these awards, the nominees must be new or significantly updated for 2016.

This isn’t the only “Car of the Year” award the Sorento is in the running for. The SUV was recently named Public Car of the Year at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards.