New KIA Sorento: victory over the urban jungle
It seems that it’s pointless to expect good roads from Russian officials, and not every car can drive successfully along broken roads. A good and relatively affordable option is offered by the KIA company, which presented the updated KIA Sorento.
The Sorento model is quite popular in the domestic market. This is one of the few large crossovers with a monocoque body and excellent technical characteristics.The restyled version differs from its predecessor in several details that make this car more expensive than it really is. Of the external differences in the new KIA Sorento, you can highlight the LED strip daytime lights, chrome edges of the grille and the new “fog”, which can also illuminate and turn. The rest of the uninitiated people are unlikely to distinguish the updated KIA Sorento from its previous version. But there is much more change inside the car. New, more expensive finishing materials and larger touch screen display – it’s the little things. The main advantage of the Korean SUV was the third row of seats. Therefore, this car will be an excellent option for large families or friendly companies.
It’s not to say that the world’s boxing champions will be comfortably accommodated in the “gallery”, but for children or teenagers it’s what you need. However, you can fold the rear seats at any time, while receiving as much as 1081 liters for all kinds of bags and suitcases. The second row of seats is folded, of course, less often, but if this happens, then 2052 liters is enough to carry a lot of things at once.
All equipment is good – choose to taste!
The level of convenience in the new KIA Sorento is up to standard. Driver’s seat has many adjustments, which are achieved through electric drive. The front seats in the top version are equipped with electric heating and ventilation. Second row seats – only heated. Separate air conditioning system will provide all the necessary temperature, and large panoramic roof will provide passengers with excellent views. Of course, the most expensive equipment includes all the best, although the basic equipment is quite rich. It includes a six-channel audio system with support for multiple formats, cruise control, climate control, full electrics, plus electric folding of side mirrors, anti-lock braking system, lift assistance, stability control, ISOFIX mounting for child seats, front and side airbags and curtains security and more. By the way, on the eve of winter, the official KIA dealer began to offer the so-called “warm options”, which come as standard and include heated front seats, steering wheel and side mirrors, as well as an additional cabin heater.
As for patency, some complete sets of an SUV include an automatic all-wheel drive system. At the slightest slippage of the leading (front) wheels, the rear axle enters into operation, ensuring a confident exit from a difficult situation. However, off-road records on the KIA Sorento should not be set, since this car is still more urban. With the average type of off-road, which is often found when going on nature or fishing, Sorento will cope, but to overcome the ford river or to compete with the Hummer or Wrangler is still not worth it.
Despite its impressive dimensions and weight, the crossover is still economical. For example, with a gasoline engine, which has a working volume of 2.3 liters and a maximum power of 175 horsepower, fuel consumption in the combined cycle is only 8.8 liters per 100 kilometers. The diesel power unit is traditionally more economical. With a volume of 2.2 liters, power in 197 “horses”, as well as all-wheel drive KIA Sorento consumes 6.7 liters per 100 km.
Summing up, it is safe to say that the update SUV passed at the proper level. The car has become brighter and more beautiful, as well as richer functionally, while maintaining its value.