The new Sorento edition is the best selling sport-utility vehicle (SUV) of Kia worldwide, especially in the US.
In Vietnam, the model is also selling well thanks to its sporty design, many utilities, diverse editions and good prices.
One element that makes Kia New Sorento different is the modern design by the talented Peter Schreyer that breaks all traditional SUV standards.
Both the exteriors and interiors have been upgraded from middle-range SUVs’ to be more convenient.
Strong, fuel-saving engine
Kia New Sorento is equipped with 2.2 liter CRDi diesel engine, with horsepower of 195 at 3,800 rpm, maximum torque of 422 - 437 Nm at 1,800 – 2,500 rpm, and the six-speed automatic gearbox.
With the third generation common-rail system, the Electronic Control Unit can control the fuel pump to help reach the engine’s maximum capacity to save fuel, limit gas emissions and noises.
The edition is also equipped with the improved version of 2.4 Thera II MPI gasoline engine, with horsepower of 174 at 6,000 rpm, maximum torque of 227 Nm at 3,750 rpm and the six-speed automatic gearbox.
The new edition is around as big as the previous one, except that it is 10 millimeters shorter to look more sporty and to keep the car stable at high speed.
The exteriors include front grille of typical tiger face shape, high-intensity discharge (HID), projector beam headlights with auto-leveling, auto light control, front LED fog lights, LED turn signal indicators, rear LED combination lamps, panoramic sunroof with power sunshade.
Kia New Sorento has many new interior factors, such as elastic leather seats, gearshift handle and liftgate trim plated with chromium, DVD player, USB/auxiliary input jack, bluetooth wireless technology, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver’s seat with position memory, and the gearbox which is designed for straight instead of zigzag turn for gear shifts.
The spaces in front the second seat row is expanded by another 30 millimeters and the third row nine millimeters.
Safe and flexible operation
The frame of Kia New Sorento is 18 percent firmer than the old edition and is equipped with the technology to limit shocks.
The safety system includes electronic stability control function which offers an enhanced level of vehicle control and peace of mind by offering improved directional stability, helping one maintain the vehicle’s intended direction of travel, the anti-lock braking system which uses electronic sensors at each wheel hub to detect when wheels begin skid, cruise control, rear camera, and six air bags.
Thaco distributes automatic gearbox editions, both diesel and gasoline engine, for between VND865 million and VND1.01 billion, much lower than the prices of other models in the segment such as Santa Fe or Fortuner.
Kia New Sorento is better equipped with Fortuner. Its engine is smaller than Fortuner’s but stronger.