There's only one SUV of the year and for 2011 this was it. Does any more need to be said? Not really, but here goes: The New Kia Sportage Platinum is truly that – platinum. Both inside and out you'll find plenty of features to both satisfy and exceed your desires for a well specced car at an incredible price.
Engine-wise the 2012 Platinum comes in either a 2.0 TDi engine or a 2.4 litre petrol engine with both options providing adequate power and fuel efficiency in all situations. Disc brakes all-round coupled with 18 inch alloy rims provide superior ground contact and the usual safety features (such as ABS, ESC and rear parking sensors) come standard on the Platinum.
On the roof you'll find roof racks and crossbars to give you that extra storage space if needed (not that there isn't enough in the rear of the vehicle!) - don't forget the in built grocery cover to keep things cool. Heated side mirrors mean cold morning frost is no longer a hazard to your vision and ventilated and heated seats means whatever the weather – you'll be sitting in comfort. Dual air-conditioning zones increases the comfort level of all passengers.
In the way of electronics you'll find a full audio system including subwoofer built into the platinum edition as well as the usual connectivity options. Like all Kia models there is a five year unlimited kilometre warranty, cheap servicing and running costs, super high fuel efficiency and cheap insurance.
Test drive the 2011 SUV of the year at Suttons Kia Waitara and see why you can't go past this award winning SUV.