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Kia Sportage really fancied by women – worldwide!

CAPE TOWN, South Africa – KIA’s Sportage has won the 2022 Women’s World Car of the Year awards’ ‘Family SUV’ category after 56 female motoring journalists from 40 countries reviewed a range of such vehicles during 2021.

The Sportage was one of 65 contenders from six categories: Family SUV, Urban Model, Large Car, Luxury SUV, Performance Car, and 4×4. Nine versions of the vehicle are available in South Africa.

”The judges,” Kia reported, ”were impressed by the vehicle’s safety innovations, enjoyable driving experience, comfort features, state-of-the-art tech, stylish design, impressive efficiency, low environmental footprint, and strong value for money.”

“‘The wagon also,” Kia told The Corner, ”scored points for its interior layout, leg- and headroom for family trips, high-tech driving and convenience features and connected travelling experience.”

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This the fifth-generation Sportage is available globally – including South Africa – with in many countries an extensive electrified range: mild-hybrid, hybrid, and plug-in power trains that, Kia says, ”offer excellent fuel economy, low emissions – and in the case of the plug-in a potential driving range of close to 80.

The WWCOTY jury will also test the all-new Kia Sportage against the five other category winners before revealing the ‘Best Car of the Year’ on March, 2022 – which, hardly coincidentally, International Women’s Day.

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