After just over three years in the market, Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the Sorento 2014 will be released with more than 80% of new components, including the chassis, new engine options, substantial interior improvements and new generation telematics system UVO infotainment.
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The new Kia Sorento 2014, which is manufactured at the Kia plant in West Pont, Georgia, adds a new line in the Limited SX version has a long list of features and upscale amenities, will be released in the first quarter of 2013.
The soul of the 2014 Kia Sorento is the new GDI V6 engine aluminum 3.3-liter that produces 290 horsepower at 6,400 rpm and 252 pounds of torque per foot at 5,200 rpm. This engine is available in LX and EX models, and is standard on the LX V6, EX V6 v6, SX and SX Limited series.
The drive of this crossover (CUV) is directed to either the front wheels or, optionally, all four wheels using a “torque on demand” and now includes the benefit of Torque Vectoring curve control (TVCC), which helps stability in certain driving conditions.
The 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder is standard on the LX and EX and standard engine replaces the previous 2.4-liter 4-cylinder.
With 191 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 181 pounds of torque per linear foot to a minimum of 4,250 revolutions per minute, the lightweight aluminum engine is efficient while still providing sufficient strength to carry out their work.
Regardless of the choice of engine or transmission, the new Kia Sorento comes standard with an automatic six-speed transmission and steering electric motor, which replaces the hydraulic unit model 2013, and includes first technology FlexSteer, which It allows the driver to choose from three steering modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport.
All these modifications improve steering feel and reduce overall vehicle weight to aid fuel efficiency of gasoline, whose official figures have not yet been certified by the Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA).
Stiffer, new design, better handling
The new chassis Kia Sorento 2014 increases rigidity by 18%, providing a solid platform for the new independent front suspension incorporates a support H-shaped and multi-link rear axle for isolating vibration, noise road and provide more space and comfort inside for occupants.
The new design of the front and rear area increases the remarkable appearance of the Sorento on the roads, with a broader aspect in front and a visually wider presence in the rear.
Kia front grille has been enhanced with a silver anodized metal or the appearance of a black grille and under bumpers, has been expanded to expose an aggressive look.
The headlights with LED positioning technology create a striking appearance while projector type headlights look out behind clear lenses conical.
The fog lights are available on all models, have been changed and pushed to the far corners of the front bumper for better front and side projection light.
The rear LED lamps placed horizontally combine light and reverse rotation, emitting an aura that makes allows the 2014 Sorento be instantly recognized when viewed from behind.
The new Sorento is mounted on wheels redesigned 17, 18 inches and for the first time for Kia CUV: large 19-inch wheels.
A redesigned instrument panel combines technology with proven ergonomics.
In the EX and above models, the instrumental panel digital speedometer has a seven-inch TFT LCD flanked by analog tachometer that allows easily read the fuel level and engine temperature.
Reading TFT LCD panels also display vehicle information and travel, along with optional upgrades GPS navigation system. The look and design of the center console have been modernized and the positions of the buttons have been reorganized to use much easier.
The new design also provides space for the new Kia eight-inch touch screen system that integrates with the navigation system (GPS), SiriusXM Traffic ™ 3 updates in real time road information, Infinity audio equipment premium®4, radio SiruisXM ™ 5, Bluetooth connectivity satellite for hands-free cell phones, the next generation of UVO eServices, Kia infotainment and telematics.
Other new features available on the Kia Sorento 2014 include power liftgate programmable, panoramic sunroof redesigned electric drive, protector integrated sun, ventilated front seats in dual form, outlet of 115V and lighting in the pockets of the handle door.
The security system includes the use of sensors also advanced the first of many Kia vehicles beginning to provide a system of blind spot detection that continuously monitors traffic around the vehicle and if caught another within a certain distance, elements audio and visual alert the driver.
Shortly after the arrival of the new 2014 Sorento, the Sorento SX Limited will ship in the second quarter of 2013, with a number of unique features such as exterior paint Ebony Black, Pearl White or Silver Titanium Snow.
The Sorento SX Limited is visually distinguished from the SX Sorento by Xenon HID headlamps with auto trim, chrome wheels 19-inch clamps sports brake painted red, in addition to the SXL badges that adorn the exterior to complete the look .
Inside, it includes Nappa leather seats, steering wheels with wooden ornaments and heating, heated rear seats and adjustable upper support head.
I buy it?
The KIA Sorento 2014 is available in 10 different versions – two four-cylinder engine and eight V6 engine – with a range of base (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, MSRP) ranging from $ 24.100 to $ 39.700, prices the charge of $ 850 for deliveries.
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