Kia is the well-known automobile manufacturer and they always stand unique with their innovative vehicles. Kia Sorento is one such vehicle which is in production since 2002. The company has now released the latest model of Kia, the new Kia Sorento 2016 with desirable changes in the design and spec. Let us discuss on the new model of Kia to know more about these changes.
Kia Sorento 2016 – Features, Design and Specs
The new model of Kia is bigger in size and sleek in its design. The exterior feature changes have improved the appearance of Kia’s model. The model is available in various trim options such as L, LX, EX, SX and SX limited. The model is also available in two different configurations based on the number of seats available within the car- either five or seven. Among them, the ones powered by V6 are seven passenger vehicles. The new model is available in three different colors namely, ebony black, titanium silver, and sparkling silver. The exterior changes will also include modifications of the headlights, wheelbase, front grille, etc. The dimension of the wheels depends on the trim level. They are manufactured with an alloy that makes the wheels be more robust.
The new model has many desirable changes in the interior. The surface is smooth and highly textured. The infotainment system is highly advanced with 10-speaker infinity sound system, touchscreen interface and USB port connectivity. The provision of the windshield with sound reducing feature helps the passengers to stay protected from the strong wind during the travel. The seats are comfortable and there is enough space between the two rows of seats. The Kia Sorento 2016 is suitable for all the people (both short and long people). The driving options are plenty in the new model. There are three modes available for the driving purpose-normal, sport and echo. The drivers can find changes in the driving effort and transmission shifts.
Kia Sorento 2016 also have all the safety features needed for the passengers and the drivers. These include the antilock brake system, front and rear airbags, traction control and stability control system, rearview camera with sensors, lane departure warning system, etc. Few of them comes as an add-on, that is buyer can fit them with extra cost.
Kia Sorento 2016 – Engine Options
The engine system for the new Kia Sorento 2016 depends on the trim level of the model. The L and LX levels will have a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine unit with 185 hp and 178 lb-ft. The standard drive is front-wheel and comes with 6-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive option is also available. The fuel economy for the engine is around 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg in the highways. The towing capacity is given as 2000 lb. The SX model will feature a 3.3-liter V6 unit with the all-wheel drive of 6-speed transmission speed. It produces a torque of 252 lb-ft with 290 hp. The overall mileage value is given as 17 mpg in city and 23 mpg in highways.
Kia Sorento 2016 – Release Date and Price
The new Kia Sorento 2016 is already available in the markets for the test drive. The current reports say that the new model has been received well by the customers and they are happy about the performance. The price of the new model of Kia will start from $26,000 (the base model). The higher trim levels will cost more that this.