Kia's Sorento SUV will be receiving a host of significant improvements when the new upgraded model goes on sale later this year in most markets. Significant changes include a re-engineered bodyshell, enhanced powertrains for best-in-class fuel economy with lower emissions, improved ride and handling plus additional convenience and safety features.
Kia's designers have created new headlamps with LED positioning lights, a new tailgate with LED rear combination lamps, new front and rear bumpers with vertical-axis fog lights and an expanded choice of wheels to include 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside the five or seven-seater cabin, there are more soft-touch surfaces plus a new LCD instrument cluster, new center console with 7-inch display screen, and a new console featuring a straight-gate selector with a leather-booted lever on automatic transmission models to reinforce the vehicle's more luxurious character.
"Since its introduction in 2009, the second-generation Kia Sorento has achieved more than 620,000 sales around the world. Today, it is manufactured in Korea and the US, attracting over 130,000 US customers last year to rank as the best-selling Kia model in the States for the second year in a row," commented Thomas Oh, Kia's Executive Vice President & COO of the International Busines Division. "We have given very careful attention to owners' feedback, and the upgraded Sorento is not just a cosmetic exercise but a major step forward for our popular SUV."