2014 Kia Sorento
Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled a importantly redesigned edition of its pop Kia Sorento CUV at the 2012 Los Angeles External Automobile Prove. Equitable iii days subsequently U.S. product of the CUV began in W Pointedness, Georgia, the 2014 Sorento comes to grocery as no bare review or rhytidectomy, self-praise rather an all-new anatomy, a new Petrol Organize Injected (GDI) V6 locomotive, a well redesigned upcountry and a next-generation documentary scheme. Expected to come in showrooms during the outset fourth of 2013, the redesigned Kia Sorento besides adds a top-of-the-line trimness story to its card – the SX Express – which delivers an telling roll of agio features and conveniences.
“With apiece new fomite plunge Kia is forward-moving the construct of valuate to new levels of sophistry and with meaning frame, hanging, powertrain and consolation and gismo upgrades the new Kia Sorento continues that curve,” aforesaid Michael Sprague, administrator v.p., selling and communications, KMA. “With more 80 pct of the 2014 Sorento including new or importantly redesigned parts, it’s obvious that the improvements are not hardly pelt rich; including technical enhancements such as UVO eServices, the adjacent contemporaries of our vocalism excited telematics arrangement, and Kia’s first-ever dim berth spotting arrangement.”
Fundamental Changes Improve Performance, Ride and Handling
If the locomotive is to be considered the spirit of any fomite, it’s secure to take the new 2014 Kia Sorento has a herculean watch below its sculptured cap. New this twelvemonth, the all-aluminum 3.3-liter GDI V6 produces a polish 290 hp at 6,400 rpm and a stalwart 252 lb.-ft. of torsion at 5,200 rpm. It’s uncommitted optionally on the LX and EX, spell residing as touchstone equipment in the LX V6, EX V6, SX and SX Circumscribed. Powerfulness is routed to either the forepart wheels or, optionally, to all iv victimization an enhanced Torsion On Need all-wheel driving organisation that seamlessly directs superpower to the tyre with the about grip and now includes the gain of Torsion Vectoring Cornering Controller (TVCC) that aids stableness nether sealed drive weather.
2014 Kia Sorento
The 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder locomotive returns, now as criterion equipment in the LX and EX, and replaces the previously-standard 2.4-liter MPI 4-cylinder. With 191 hp at 6,300 rpm and 181 lb.-ft. of torsion on-hand at a low 4,250 rpm, the jackanapes all-aluminum powerplant is effective piece stillness providing decent oink to do beefeater’s tariff day in and day out.
Disregardless of locomotive or driveline selection, the Kia Sorento comes stock with a still unfirm six-speed reflexive infection. Too criterion in the new 2014 Sorento, Galvanic Motive Goaded Powerfulness Guidance replaces the hydraulic whole from the 2013 model, which improves guidance spirit and reduces slant to aid efficiency. New uncommitted FlexSteer offers drivers a alternative of leash guidance modes: Puff, Pattern and Athletics.
Upright ternary geezerhood into its production lifecycle, Kia’s engineers saw fit to institute the new 2014 Kia Sorento to commercialise on an all-new frame that increases torsional rigidness by 18-percent. A major centering in scheming the new anatomy was to better drive and treatment. Inside the locomotive bay, a strut-tower bitstock increases flesh inclemency and provides a self-colored program for the new fencesitter breast respite that incorporates a stiffer H-shaped sub-frame provenance which offers improved fomite trailing. Some backrest, a strengthened multi-link frame-up utilizes new bushings and mounts to improve insulate route haphazardness quiver, patch its press conception allows for more home place.
Sophisticated Design, Inside and Out
In a section more oftentimes known for politic utility-grade, the new 2014 Sorento sports active and advanced innovation elements, inner and out. Redesigned movement and ass fascias raise the Kia Sorento’s route front with a depress, broader appearing up figurehead and a visually wider posture at the bum. The omnipresent Kia tiger-nose lattice is enhanced with an anodized ag metallic or inkiness network appearing and the frown cornice has been open to break an strong-growing cross-hatched maw. Strawman LED position lamps produce striking eyebrows piece projector stylus headlights match from bum narrowing open lenses. Usable fog lights on all trimming models suffer been upended and pushed to the far corners of the movement bumper for improve onwards and english profile. Horizontally positioned ass LED combining lamps hug the trafficator and back-up lights, emitting a affectionate corposant that makes the 2014 Kia Sorento outright recognisable from backside. The new Sorento rides on redesigned 17-, 18- and, a beginning for Kia’s best-selling CUV, bigger 19-inch wheels.
To footmark interior the new 2014 Kia Sorento is to feel a new storey of advanced elegance. A redesigned panel dexterously combines engineering with proved biotechnology. On EX trims and supra, the gravid centerfield guess constellate features a 7-inch TFT LCD that projects a digital speedometer flanked by easy-to-read analogue instruments for the tach, fire degree and locomotive temporary. The TFT LCD read-out too displays misstep and fomite info, on with seafaring updates (optional). The gist deal’s appearing and layout has been modernised and clit positions birth been rearranged for a more user-friendly feel. The new excogitation likewise provides way for Kia’s new bigger touchscreen. Diagonally spanning ogdoad inches, the optional blind integrates pilotage, SiriusXM Dealings&patronage; with real-time route info updates, a bounty Eternity® sound organization, SiruisXM&craft; Planet Tuner, Bluetooth® hands-free connectivity, fomite settings and UVO eServices, Kia’s following coevals of documentary and telematics. Early new usable features in the 2014 Sorento admit Kia’s first-ever programmable ability liftgate, a redesigned bird’s-eye sunshine-roof with a one man power-operated tint, incorporated 2nd row sliding sunshades, usable three-fold ventilated air-cooled forepart seating, a 115-volt might inverter, and well-lighted threshold address pockets.
Victimization modern asdic sensors, the 2014 Kia Sorento is besides the kickoff of many Kia vehicles to start offer a unsighted blot spying scheme. The arrangement continually monitors dealings roughly the Sorento and if another fomite is detected inside a set outstrip, sound and optic elements brisk the driver to the exit.
Advancing Value to New Levels of Sophistication: Kia Sorento SX Limited
Curtly astern the reaching of the new 2014 Sorento, the Sorento SX Modified is bound for commercialize inside the indorsement one-fourth of 2013. With the achiever of the Optima SX Express launched sooner this twelvemonth, oblation a standardised show software on the Kia Sorento was a legitimate reexamination.
Offered but in Sable Nigrify, Blow Whiten Off-white and Ti Fluent, the SX Special is sequestrate visually from the Kia Sorento SX by singular self-leveling Xe HID caput lights, single 19-inch chromium-plate wheels and clean red multicolor bracken calipers. Undivided SXL badges invest the outside to discharge the flavor.
Inwardly, unequaled and deluxe Nappa leather cut seating, a wood-trimmed, het wheel, and het ass seating are all stock. The sole soft-touch caput lining and column accents piddle the Kia Sorento SX Express an inviting recess from the tension and song of urban being.