The Kia Sportage has been hailed as the best value SUV on the market for the second year running, it has been claimed.
Planet 4×4 handed out the gong at its annual awards ceremony, where the Kia Sorento also picked up a prize for being 2007’s best medium off-roader.
Managing director of the automobile manufacturer Paul Philpott was delighted with the result, adding that the class of the model has never been in doubt as far as he is concerned.
"We know that the Sportage is a quality offering in this marketplace, but to win for a second year when there are newer models out there, is really the icing on the cake," said the official.
Planet 4×4 is a publication dedicated to off-road driving and the four wheel drive vehicle.
Its website offers reviews and articles on the industry and also features a message board where members can exchange opinion.