Kia has took the wraps off its all-new Sorento at the recent Seoul Motor Show.
Longer and lower, the new Sorento brings sleek styling and a futuristic touch to the world of the urban CUV.
With its longer front overhang, wedge profile, crisply defined greenhouse and accentuated wheelarch volumes, Kia’s new CUV looks thoroughly modern and sporty.
The 4.7-metre long new Sorento moves vehicle design in this segment up to a new level of sophistication.
As part of Kia’s drive to expand market coverage with its latest CUV, the new Sorento will be manufactured with a total of four engines, with different engines being available in various regions around the world in order to best suit local requirements and with CO2 emissions from just 173 g/km.
Bold frontal styling incorporates Kia’s new signature grille that blends seamlessly into the new Sorento’s four-light, black bezel wrap-around headlamps. The profile’s rising upper belt-line and the dynamic bevel treatment beneath the greenhouse plus the unique trapezoid
During the development of the new Sorento, Kia engineers ditched the body-on-frame structure and designed an all-new unitary (monocoque) bodyshell with room for up to seven occupants.
Building on those new foundations, they concentrated on eight key areas: Class-leading performance, increased fuel economy, reduced emissions, improved on-road handling, more fun-to-drive responsiveness, greater cabin space and comfort, enhanced overall safety and the introduction of new technologies.
Depending on the model, new Sorento will be equipped with a six, eight or 10-speaker audio system, with MP3 and iPod connectivity, plus built-in or external amplifier and a new sat-nav system with a 6.5-inch screen.
Remote controls for the audio system are mounted on the steering wheel.