Kia Sorento owner shares why he bought one after family trip to Korea

Updated Sep 08, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

He is planning to get another Kia vehicle.

In the automotive world, there are different ways one can find out about a specific vehicle and be ecstatic about it. Some may discover their next dream vehicle through car reviews, movies, or simply conversations with car enthusiasts.

Kia Sorento and Martin Lock

Martin Lock with his Kia Sorento

As for Human Resource Director Martin Lock, he realized that a vehicle from the Kia brand should be on his list after visiting Korea with his family.

“My family and I went to Korea where we were fetched by a Kia Carnival. This made me realize that the brand Kia has come a long way in terms of performance and style. Hence, my interest in the brand and the cars that they offer was piqued,” said Kia Sorento owner Martin Lock.

Kia Sorento and Martin Lock

He commended the Kia brand

After the family trip to Korea, Lock told Kia Philippines that he went online to look for the best-rated 7-seater vehicles and watched countless reviews of possible options. In the end, he decided to get a Kia Sorento thanks to its style, functionality, and safety features.

Lock further described the Sorento as a vehicle that has been his great companion for when it comes to work errands. Also, the vehicle provided a comfortable and convenient ride for him and his family which is essential due to the quarantine restrictions in the country.

“This car has been a significant companion for our family especially in this pandemic. Since we cannot go out with the kids outdoors, our family bonding became long drives with the kids just to sightsee or buy food in drive-thrus. The comfort it has provided me and my family encourages me to procure another Kia vehicle,” shared Lock.

Kia Sorento and Martin Lock

A crossover that suits his mobility needs

The Kia Sorento is a 7-seater midsize crossover that has been around the Korean automaker’s lineup since 2002. Under the hood, the vehicle is powered by a 2.2-liter CRDi diesel engine that is capable of generating 197 hp and 441 Nm of torque.

It received numerous awards for its outstanding design and reliability. These include the 2017 JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) for topping its segment in terms of reliability, the Red Dot Design Award, and the iF Design Award.

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Know more about Kia Sorento 2021

Kia Sorento

If you are looking for a vehicle fitted with the right amount of technological innovations, the Kia Sorento is suitable for you. Aside from the latest enhancements, this midsize crossover by South Korean auto giant Kia is built with a classy exterior and interior, making driving a pleasurable experience. Locally, the available variants are the Kia Sorento 2.2L EX FWD AT and the Kia Sorento 2.2L EX AWD AT. You can have it in Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver, Platinum Graphite, Metal Stream, Aurora Black Pearl, and Imperial Bronze.

From ₱1,895,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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