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by Matt Brogan

At the end of day one of the Global Green Challenge Kia Australia are leading the medium SUV class with the two of its new next-generation Kia Sorento diesels. The first day saw the group travel 317km from Darwin to Katherine in the Northern Territory.

The new Kia Sorento shows off the new R-series CRDi turbo-diesel with class leading fuel efficiency. Coming first and second in its class.

The race started at the NT Parliament House in Darwin, did a circuit in Darwin’s urban area before commencing the trip down the Stuart Highway to Katherine.

To become the winner in the Global Green Challenge each class must show the best improvement on its ADR fuel consumption and emissions ratings.

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The all-new, high-tech R-series turbo diesel engine punches out 145kW of power and 422Nm of maximum torque (with manual transmission) from just 2.2-litres capacity, with combined ADR fuel consumption of 6.7L/100 kms and CO2 emissions of just 177g/km.




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