Kia Sorento : Overview in Korea
The first images Sorento were presented a few days ago, and the big SUV Kia was officially presented in Korea. There will be marketed before his arrival at the Paris Salon.
The third generation Kia Sorento continues the work with the second, and in the footsteps of the Sportage. More “civilized” in its positioning as the first generation, also develops its proportions: longer with 4780 mm (+ 95 mm) in a step of 2780 mm (+80 mm), wider (1890 mm / + 5 mm) and less high (1685 mm / -15 mm). A development that will change his attitude.
The design follows the stylistic canons Kia, with very smooth surfaces and without sharp edges and a new grill that takes relief combining optics, the trend of the moment. He recalled the previous generation style of the amount D.
Inside, announced by sketches, wants more opulent. The facade is less massive and evokes the grille, and the overall design gives a greater impression of width. The facilities include heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel and a second row of heating, sliding and reclining with a 60/40 for the seat and 40/20/40 for the folder. A third remains at the rendezvous, and benefits of space for startup is changing dimensions. He earned 90 liters, 605 liters behind the second row (7 seats, third row folded).
The update also covers essential driver assistance systems, the collision warning system, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, beam assistant and Vision 360 with 4 cameras. The kit will include a 220V comfort, air conditioning for the rear passengers, access and exit hands-free, and the infotainment system uses a touchscreen (capacitive) 8 inches.
Kia Sorento : Engine and Price
For now, have been confirmed only the engines of the Korean market. Corresponds to what will sell in the rest of Europe: two diesel engines of 2.0 liters (186 hp / 400 Nm) and 2.2 liter (202 hp / 440 Nm), with or without all-wheel drive and six-speed automatic transmission. CO2 emissions start at 146 g / km in the Korean market.
Kia hopes to sell $270,000 Sorento in the world next year, including $50,000 in Korea. It will also be produced in the United States.