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Kia Sorento

First generation (2002–2009) [ ]


1,435#160;mm (56.5#160;in)


The first generation Kia was a traditional truck-based (body-on-frame) It was very capable off-road, an automatic four-wheel drive featuring low range gearing. A package was available for the LX base which added a 5-speed transmission, fog lamps, alloy step bars, a leather-wrapped wheel, a roof rack and keyless entry.

All American also came with front airbags and dual airbags in the front and rear. The system was a shift-on-the-fly knob usually on the lower panel to the of the steering column. Three were available: Two-Wheel Four-High, and Four-Low.

On-dash show when the Four Drive System is active.

generation (2009–present) [ edit ]


2009–2012 [ edit ]

A crossover (car-based) Sorento XMA) was launched in South in 2009. It is Kia’s first to be manufactured in the United States. in new US$1 billion West Georgia. factory (which builds the sister vehicle to the the Hyundai Santa Fe ). The Sorento Kia’s new corporate grille, as the Tiger Nose. as designed by design. The all-new for 2010 Kia was introduced in late 2009 as a model.

No longer based on a truck the 2010 Sorento was of unibody

The four-cylinder model returned to the for North American models being absent between and 2010. A preview was featured at New Auto Show in March It uses a unibody instead of the frame. [ 4 ] The engine is transverse, and the is all-independent.

The change in body as well as the loss of a low-ratio case means it weighs 475 less than the old one model for to gain in performance and economy. The president of marketing for Kia Motors said in an interview that Kia changing the name because the replacement is a car-truck crossover the older model is a straight-up [ 5 ] The new Kia Sorento went on sale as a model, and is the first to have Kia [ 6 ] The XM Sorento has been awarded New Autocar magazine SUV of the Year, looker, does absolutely as it should. Engine is world [ 7 ] The Kia Sorento EX V6 model earned an overall score by American Consumer Reports ’ July issue. [ 8 ]

As of January 2011 the KIA Sorento is in 3 models, the LX, EX and top of the line SX models. The SX is available with the 3.5L (206#160;kW) V6. The LX comes standard the 2.4L straight-4 175#160;hp and EX has the GDI version of the same engine is rated 191#160;hp.

The V6 is available as an upgrade for both the LX and EX.

On 26th, 2012 a 2011 in the USA had a ‘stuck accelerator’, forcing a to manoeuvre it at high speeds of up to 118 mph for 35 Two police vehicles escorted the car for of that time. Because the was equipped with an optional button start. the driver was to turn off the engine or reduce [ 12 ]

2012–present [ edit ]

Kia New Sorento R

Kia the Sorento in 2012, although was delayed until the 2014 year in the US.

Changes include:

of 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine (SX Model)

GDI four-cylinder engine becomes in the LX and EX, replacing the previously-standard 2.4-liter MPI

6 speed automatic transmission sport shift

Electric Driven Power Steering the hydraulic unit

FlexSteer offers drivers a of three steering modes: Normal and Sport

all-new that increases torsional by 18-percent

optional strut-tower increases chassis stiffness

new front suspension that a stiffer H-shaped sub-frame

redesigned front and rear

redesigned instrument panel

programmable power liftgate

led accent lighting

optional folding side view (SX model)

interior led accent (choice of blue,red,green)

redesigned sunroof with a one piece shade

a 115-volt inverter

illuminated door pockets

blind spot system

UVO eServices Infotainment with Voice Command [ 13 ]

Sorento SX Limited (based on SX) include:

Choice of Ebony Black, White Pearl and Titanium body colours

self-leveling HID head lights

exclusive chrome wheels

red painted calipers

Nappa leather seats

wood-trimmed, heated wheel

heated rear

exclusive soft-touch head and pillar accents

The vehicle was in 2012 Los Angeles International Show, and was set to go on sale in first of 2013. Early models choice of 2.4-liter GDI (LX, EX) and GDI V6 (optional in LX, EX; standard in SX and SX Limited) [ 14 ]

As part of 2014 Sorento launch in the US, a campaign titled It has an for everything™ created by DavidGoliath was during Super Bowl Space Babies (directed by Scott) commercial was premiered in the quarter of Super Bowl featuring the existence of a faraway known as Babylandia and follows boys, girls, dogs, and more on their journey to to join their new families.

After taking it all in, the curious begins to offer an alternative passed on by a friend but his quick-thinking calls upon UVO’s jukebox feature to hurriedly the subject and survive another day in the of parenthood. A special expanded of Space Babies became be at leading up to Super XLVII.

After the Super premiere, Space Babies air on more than 33,000 nationwide beginning on February 1 as of ScreenVision and National CineMedia’s Tight Space (directed by Darley Miller and Colin ad showed two of the CUV’s available – power-folding mirrors and power – help a determined father the slimmest parking garage manageable while his skeptical and children look on. Tight was premiered on, and on television. [ 15 ] [ 16 ]

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