SEMA 2015: Kia goes off-road with PacWest Sorento

SEMA 2015: Kia goes off-road with PacWest Sorento image

Text: / Photos: Brent Co | posted November 08, 2015 15:19

Sorento kitted with off-road goodies for the trail

Kia on on a roll in this year's SEMA with an onslaught of special models made especially for the show. Apart from the Photo Safari Sedona (also known as the Carnival locally), Kia explores the more adventurous side of motoring with thePacWest Adventure Sorento.

Teaming up with LGE-CTS Motorsports, the Sorento has been lifted significantly with an additional 152 mm of ground glearance. For extra off road ability, the PacWest Sorento rides on Nitto Trail Grappler M/T tires that wraps the 17-inch BMF beadlock-style rims. For SEMA, the Sorento is finished in an electric and deep-forest green exterior. The conventional bumper is cut from the middle and taking the lower half is a tubular push bar that integrates the skid plate. A tubular step board also replaces the standard model's plastic variety and rear bumper protection is provided by yet another push bar.

Inside, the PacWest Sorento gets a leather trimmed dashboard with green highlights placed throughout the cabin from the infotainment surround to sections of the door panel. The seats are trimmed in two tone fabric with a military green and grey combination. The seat also gets extra detailing with custom tire track embroidery. Rounding up the interior is a set of rugged floor mats and an Alpine Mobile Media entertainment system with an eight-inch display.

As previously mentioned, the PacWest Sorento is designed to tackle rough terrain. It rides on a set of Eibach springs and Fox Racing 2.0 coilover shocks. When the going gets really rough, the Sorento is equipped with a MileMarker PE4500ES winch for quicker recoveries. Wading depth is also improved thanks to its snorkel. Other highlights for this SEMA special include a GrillCraft mesh grille, a roof rack and extended fender flares.