Kia recently launched their updated Sorento. New to the range is an all new top of the range model called the SX limited. This comes fitted with premium feature and amenities.
|Kia Sorento SX Limited|
It joins other trim levels known as the LX and EX models that have already been launched in the market. New to the Sorento is a GDI V6 that has an output of 290hp and 252 lb. ft. of torque. The engine will also be available on the LX V6, EX V6, SX and SX Limited. Power is routed to either the front wheels or, optionally, to all four using an enhanced Torque On Demand all-wheel drive system that seamlessly directs power to the tire with the most traction and now includes the benefit of Torque Vectoring Cornering Control (TVCC) that aids stability under certain driving conditions.
|GDI V6 290hp|
The 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine returns, now as standard equipment in the LX and EX, and replaces the previously-standard 2.4-liter MPI 4-cylinder. The new engine has an output of 192hp and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. Regardless of engine or driveline choice, the Kia Sorento comes standard with a smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission.
|Large panoramic roof|
Also standard in the new 2014 Sorento, Electric Motor Driven Power Steering replaces the hydraulic unit from the 2013 model, which improves steering feel and reduces weight to aid efficiency. New available FlexSteer offers drivers a choice of three steering modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport.
|Classy front design unique to the SX Limited|
Redesigned front and rear fascias enhance the Kia Sorento’s road presence with a lower, broader appearance up front and a visually wider stance at the rear. The ubiquitous Kia tiger-nose grille is enhanced with an anodized silver metal or black mesh appearance and the lower valance has been opened to expose an aggressive cross-hatched look. Front LED positioning lamps create dramatic eyebrows while projector style headlights peer from behind tapered clear lenses. Available fog lights on all trim models have been upended and pushed to the far corners of the front bumper for better forward and side visibility.
Horizontally positioned rear LED combination lamps embrace the turn signal and back-up lights, emitting a warm corona that makes the Sorento instantly recognizable from behind. The new Sorento rides on redesigned 17, 18 and for the first time larger 19-inch wheels.
To step inside is to experience a new level of sophisticated elegance. A redesigned instrument panel deftly combines technology with proven ergonomics. On EX trims and above, the large center gauge cluster features a 7-inch TFT LCD that projects a digital speedometer flanked by easy-to-read analog instruments for the tachometer, fuel level and engine temp.
|Self adjusting Xeon HID lights|
The TFT LCD readout also displays trip and vehicle information, along with navigation updates. The center stack’s appearance and layout has been modernized and button positions have been rearranged for a more user-friendly experience.
The new design also provides room for Kia’s new larger touch screen. Diagonally spanning eight inches, the optional screen integrates navigation, a premium Infinity audio system, Satellite Radio, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, vehicle settings and UVO eServices (Kia’s next generation of infotainment and telematics)
|7-inch TFT touch infotainment screen|
Other new available features include Kia’s first-ever programmable power liftgate, a redesigned panoramic sunroof with a one piece power-operated shade, integrated 2nd row sliding sunshades, available dual ventilated air-cooled front seats, a 115-volt power inverter, and illuminated door handle pockets.
Using advanced sonar sensors, the Sorento is also the first of many Kia vehicles to begin offering a blind spot detection system. The system continually monitors traffic around the Sorento and if another vehicle is detected within a set distance, audio and visual elements alert the driver to the issue.
|Enough room for 7 occupants|
The XS limited comes fitted with unique self-leveling Xenon HID head lights, exclusive 19-inch chrome wheels and sporty red painted brake calipers. Exclusive SXL badges adorn the exterior to complete the look. Inside, unique and luxurious Nappa leather trimmed seats, a wood-trimmed, heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats are all standard. Exclusive soft-touch head liner and pillar accents are also visible inside. The Kia Sorento SX Limited goes on sale from mid next year.