Sorento is the flagship SUV in the Kia lineup. The seven-seater crossover will undergo an update and enter 2018 with a new look. The new Sorento was presented for the first time at the IAA in Frankfurt. Sorento fans can order it immediately, starting at 34,990 euros.
Refinement of Kia Sorento includes changes in design, interior and security systems. New in equipment are the GT Line and the eight-speed automatic transmission of the 2.2-liter turbodiesel.
The updated look includes newly configured front and rear aprons, headlights and taillights with LED technology. The grille remains dark. The new look is complemented by two new body colors — Rich Espresso and Gravity Blue, as well as new lightweight wheels in 17, 18 and 19 inches.
Landing in the new Kia Sorento awaits us with a new steering wheel, new instruments that look into the dashboard, a new air conditioner with an LCD display. The seats have adjustable armrests as well as new upholstery with new fabrics.
New automatic transmission for diesel
A new eight-speed automatic transmission, which can be paired with a 2.2-litre turbodiesel, replaces the previous six-speed automatic transmission. The new gearbox should shift faster, which will definitely reduce fuel consumption. The all-wheel drive version is only one tenth faster in acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h, CO2 emissions are reduced to 4 g/km. The front-wheel drive Sorento can also be ordered with an automatic transmission. Kia gives a diesel consumption of 6 liters per 100 km. Automation fits well into the Eco, Comfort, Sport and Smart driving modes, which affects handling.
Assistance systems include fatigue warning, tracking assistant and high beam assistant. The optional LED headlights react very adaptively.
The updated infotainment system includes an 8-inch touch screen, works well through Apple Carplay with Android on a smartphone, and navigates with real data. Mobile devices can be charged inductively in the charging box in the center console. It also comes with a large Harman/Kardon music system.
New sports equipment line
For sports-oriented customers, Kia offers GT Line equipment. Those who choose this version will get LED fog lights, red painted brake calipers, new door sills, chrome exhaust pipes and various GT Line logos on the body. The interior was updated with black leather with gray contrast stitching and an embossed GT Line logo, as well as a new shifter and satin chrome appliqués. The GT Line is only available with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission and costs €49,690.
Prices from 34,990 euros
The €34,990 base model with front-wheel drive and manual transmission includes air conditioning, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, radio with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, rearview camera, cruise control, parking sensors and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The top model Platinum Edition, with automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, Kia announced at a fixed price of 51,690 euros. With leather seats, the driver and front passenger can electrically adjust their seats, heat and ventilate them. New on board are an eight-speed automatic transmission, an 8-inch navigation system with 3D maps and a faster processor, an inductive smartphone charging station, LED lights with high-beam assist, and assist systems that maintain distance and speed, warning when leaving. outside the road markings or when tired, automatic stop and monitoring of blind spots, as well as rear movement.
http://www.kmanual.net/en/Sorento/EX — Manuals and manuals for the overhaul of Kia Sorento 1 cars.