KIA India is planning to launch KIA Sorento by the first half of next year. At an online-only event, KIA officials made series of announcements. This includes a change of brand name, logo, slogan and a new vehicle by next year. It also hints toward the arrival of the new KIA Car.
This is just for readers reference within a short span of 1 year and 5 months. The company has already launched 03 vehicles. The name of already launched KIA cars is Seltos, Sonet and Carnival. The next expected vehicle in KIA India lineup will be KIA Sorento.
KIA Sorento Exterior
At the present time, KIA Sells Sorento as a premium MID Size SUV. Once after the launch in India. The Sorento will be placed above the KIA Seltos. It will attract auto enthusiasts who are looking for premium SUV offering new looks and design.
Looks-wise it has got a powerful yet stylish exterior design. At the front, it has got tiger eye LED headlights and a grille which creates a sporty front view. The simple front bumper coupled with an LED fog lamp flows naturally into the 20-inch large front wheels.
Given these points, the Sorento offers the longest in class wheelbase which results in increased cabin space at the rear row. There are simple direct lines passing through the side profile that makes the SUV appear sporty and appealing. There are Flag type ORVM of Sorento offers better visibility.
At the rear, the hidden vipers are concealed by the spoiler. The uniquely designed LED tail lamps are arranged vertically, which makes the design appear bold. You can easily open and close the power tailgate with the click of a button. Similarly, you also can adjust the tailgate opening height to your preferred level using the dedicated button.
KIA Sorento Interior
Inside the cabin, you can immediately notice the robust design offering cutting edge technology. The large 12.3-Inch full-Size colour TFT LCD instrument cluster offers multiple visually engaging themes. Additionally, The SUV also gets a 10.25-Inch infotainment system.
Furthermore, the crystal-line ambient line offers multiple colour options that you can set according to mood. Further, the infotainment offers multiple profiles options using which you can set the Seat height, ORVM and multimedia.
Similarly, in order to enhance driving pleasure. The KIA Sorento offers a variety of driving options i.e. Comfort, Eco, Sport and Smart. It also offers terrain mode to control all wheels drive which includes controlling of engine, transmission and braking system.
For convenience, Sorento offers Seatback USB ports. One-touch sliding seats. For the increased safety the 3rd row also offers an ISOFIX child seat mount. The Front, rear and side-view camera including radar and ultrasonic sensors provides increased safety.
KIA Sorento Expected Price
The expected price of KIA Sorento will be Rs 25 lacs. hence, it will compete with Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour.
In the international market, the KIA Sorento comes with multiple engine options.
- A Hybrid powertrain with a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor. Which offers power and torque of 227bhp and 350Nm.
- The North American model of KIA Sorento comes with a 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 277bhp and 422Nm of torque.
- The SUV also gets a 2.2-litre, 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. The following engine is capable of producing 199bhp of power and 440Nm of torque.
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