2011 Kia Sorento
Kia Motors America (KMA) proclaimed the functionary Northwards American launching of the all-new Kia Sorento crosswalk utility-grade fomite (CUV) during a jam league at the 2009 Los Angeles Automobile Prove. The outset fomite to be reinforced at the all-new, state-of-the-art fabrication deftness, Kia Motors Manufacture Georgia (KMMG) in W Head, Georgia, Sorento encompasses both the sword’s touch pattern cues too as its distinguishable compounding of evaluate, safe and stylus. Approaching to grocery in betimes 2010 as a 2011 model-year fomite, the all-new Kia Sorento presents consumers with a well-equipped, well-found CUV with best-in-class ability suitable absolutely for the fun, active and apprehensive driver.
With a sleek and attractive face, the new Kia Sorento represents a mod CUV that is hardly the redress sizing for tod’s consumer. Wholly redesigned for 2011, the all-new Kia Sorento now employs a unibody invention with the power to well fit capable sevener passengers, oblation more spa and bait puff than the previous-generation modelling. Conspicuously displaying the touch tabbed grill and wraparound headlamps presently to be seen on all Kia models, Sorento offers a more strong-growing posture and sleeker visibility than the old interpretation.
Confident and Contemporary Exterior
Based on the Kia KND-4 Concept shown during the 2007 Los Angeles Car Display, Kia Sorento offers the like swept-back lines and dynamical front as the conception fomite. With an angled windowpane cable, big flared-back headlamps, striking fog lamps and rounded poke, the all-new Kia Sorento intelligibly belongs to the Kia phratry and effortlessly conveys effectiveness and assurance. The scene from the bottom offers the like emphatic posture with a rounded backrest and ass lamps set strongly inside the arse airlift gat.
2011 Kia Sorento
Usable in stand, LX and EX trimming levels, the various CUV offers refined outside features on all 3 including 17-inch debase wheels with 235/65R17 tires and pedal moldings, patch moving to the LX trimming includes banner body-color het exterior mirrors with structured LED blinker indicators. All EX trims fling stock 18-inch admixture wheels outfitted with 235/60R18 tires, reflex headlamps, fog lamps (optional on LX trims) and a arse looter. Optional for LX and EX trims are ceiling runway for those look to pass a weekend outside or attempt in unpaid activities, patch EX trims whirl the options of 18-inch radical brilliant mirror-finish wheels or a bird’s-eye sunshine-roof (V6 models lonesome), a outset for any Kia fomite. With an boilersuit duration of 183.9 inches and boilersuit breadth of 74.2 inches, the all-new CUV comes in yearner, lour and roomier than the previous-generation Kia Sorento, offer occupants a more wide and well-heeled rag.
The 2011 Sorento offers two engines, both more muscular than the Ford Escape and Honda CR-V. A 3.5-liter V6 providing best-in-class 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine producing 175 horsepower and 169 pound-feet of torque both are coupled to a new six-speed automatic transmission, which together provide ample power and offer improved fuel efficiency. This all-new six-speed automatic transmission is a proprietary design for Kia Motors that was designed, engineered and built specifically for Kia vehicles, making the brand one of only three manufacturers to employ such a transmission. To further meet consumer needs, both engines can be mated to either front- or all-wheel-drive configurations, the latter coming with a locking center differential to evenly distribute power to all wheels while operating the vehicle at low speeds during more severe weather conditions. For enhanced ride performance, the all-new 2011 Kia Sorento employs a more compact and lighter MacPherson strut front suspension and a fully independent multi-link rear suspension.
Modern and Tech-Inspired Interior
Moving inside, the feeling of spaciousness is all the more evident, and with both five- and seven-passenger seating configurations, Kia Sorento is now more versatile than ever. With 142.5 cubic feet of interior volume when equipped with five seats or 149.4 cubic feet with seven, Kia Sorento offers quite a bit more space over the previous generation’s 137.5 cubic feet. Head and legroom also have been increased for optimal occupant comfort. With nearly five cubic feet more in cargo capacity, the new generation effortlessly accommodates both passenger and cargo needs for cruising around town as easily as weekends camping in the mountains.
In addition to offering a comfortable ride, impressive technology features also come standard throughout, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio system with SIRIUS® Satellite Radio capabilities and three months complimentary service, auxiliary and USB audio input jacks for connecting personal MP3 players, and Bluetooth® wireless technology connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls to enable hands-free operation for all compatible mobile phones. All EX models offer standard push button-start ignition with smart key and rear sonar back-up sensors, while available voice-activated navigation, rear view back-up cameras and air ionization purification technology complete the modern and high-tech driving experience.
Standard comforts can be found throughout, including air conditioning, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel with integrated audio controls, trip computer and rear map pockets. In addition to those features, the LX trims offers standard automatic up and down driver’s window function, illuminated vanity mirror, EcoMinder™ Indicator to assist with fuel efficient driving habits, and a second row arm rest with cup holder. Progressing to the EX trim provides even more well-appointed standard features including dual automatic temperature control, rear air conditioning (V6 models only) and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.
Able to suit practically any driver, Kia Sorento offers the discriminating consumer numerous package options. The Convenience Package, available for the LX trim, offers roof rails, rear sonar, a rear view mirror with backup display, heated front seats and fog lamps. Moving to the Premium Package, available for the EX trim, includes roof rails, leather trim seats, heated front seats, a rear view backup camera and a panoramic sunroof (V6 models only), further adding to the feeling of spaciousness. By upgrading to the Limited Package, available for the EX trim outfitted with the Premium Package, drivers will benefit from luxuriously appointed features including a voice-activated navigation system with real-time traffic, an Infinity premium surround system with 12 speakers and a 550-watt digital amplifier, 18-inch chrome-finish wheels and interior accent mood illumination. A DVD Entertainment Package also is available on EX V6 models (without sunroof) for those looking for a little extra entertainment while on the road.
Superior Safety Features
Like all Kia vehicles, the 2011 Sorento is equipped with a plethora of standard safety equipment. All trims come outfitted with driver and passenger advanced front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags and front active headrests, four-wheel Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC) also come standard on all models, the former assisting in preventing the vehicle from rolling backward when trying to pull away from an uphill gradient, while the latter helps keep the vehicle moving straight and steady down steep grades.
Pedestrians also benefit from the all-new Kia Sorento’s standard safety systems. For the 2011 model year the hood of Kia Sorento is designed to crumple and flex strategically so as to absorb and disperse the shock of a collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist, aimed at decreasing the level of potential injury.
The 2011 Kia Sorento is covered by Kia’s comprehensive warranty program, which offers unprecedented consumer protection. Included in this program are a 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan also is part of the comprehensive vehicle coverage.