Don't know why it isn't big news.. but there is a Swedish person driving a Kia Sorento ARound the World. He started in Sweden.. went through siberia.. russia.. etc.. and his first schedule maintenance was in Korea. Its the first ever Solo trip Via Siberia. "I made it through the whole of Asia with just two punctures, one oil change, one change of light bulb and a headlight shaken loose. Well done, Sorento!" http://www.kiamotors.com/UVehiclesNewsWeb/KmceVn01_VehiclesNewsRead.aspx?Idx=296 You can find his diary at http://www.kia.co.kr hes using Q8 oils.. wonder where that came from.