The New Kia Sorento features a refreshed exterior and interior design, and is available with Kia’s latest safety and in-car connectivity technologies. Also for the first time, a new GT-Line variant will be available as well as an efficient new eight-speed automatic transmission for 2.2-litre diesel model.
The upgraded Sorento model has revised front and rear bumpers, new LED head- and tail-lamps, and a new dark metallic finish to the ‘tiger-nose’ grille. The result is a more sophisticated and purposeful front-end appearance. New Rich Espresso and Gravity Blue exterior paint finishes are now available, as well as a new design for the Sorento’s 17-, 18- and 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels.
They have also refined the interior cabin which features a newly-designed steering wheel and driver instrument cluster, as well as a new climate control LCD display. The dashboard also has a new Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) system.
With the New Kia Sorento customers will have the option to go for a GT-Line variant, further enhancing its appeal. Inspired by the appearance of Kia’s higher-performance GT models, the Sorento GT-Line features a range of upgrades for added style and on-road presence. This model variant adds items such as four-lamp LED fog lights, red brake callipers, a more prominent sill step, and subtle GT-Line badging designed to distinguish it from other Sorento models. Diesel models are fitted with a distinctive new chrome twin exhaust tip.
The interior of the GT-Line includes the same improvements as the standard car, and also features quilted seats, finished in black leather with contrasting grey stitching and GT-Line embroided emblems. In addition, the new variant features unique gear shift paddles and a series of satin chrome highlights throughout the interior.
For the first time, the Sorento is available with Kia’s latest DRiVE WISE Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). DRIVE WiSE embodies Kia’s philosophy to create intelligently safe vehicles with active safety technologies designed to avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions.
The new Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system combats distracted or drowsy driving. The system monitors a number of inputs from the vehicle and the driver. It sounds a warning chime and displays a graphic in the instrument binnacle if it senses a lapse in concentration from the driver.
Other new safety features available on the Sorento include: Lane Keeping Assist System; High Beam Assist, and full LED headlamps with Dynamic Bending Light. These new technologies make the Sorento one of the safest cars in its class.