Naza Kia Malaysia has introduced the new Kia Sorento at KLIMS. The new Sorento’s overall length of 4,685 mm and width of 1,885 mm makes it longer, lower and more spacious than the previous-generation offering.
As previously mentioned, the 4WD SUV is offered only with a single engine option, in four-cylinder 2.4 litre DOHC CVVT form. The block puts out 174 PS and 226 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic tranny.
Features include push-button start ignition with a smart key, a panoramic sunroof, a stylish ‘supervision’ cluster, in-dash six-CD changer with Aux, USB, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity as well as dual separate climate control for the driver and the front passenger.
Other goodies include an electric-chromic rear-view mirror, rear parking sensors, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio-mounted controls and 18-inch alloys. In terms of space and carrying ablity, the second and third row seats can be folded completely flat, offering the vehicle a total cargo space of 1,047 litres if you so choose to utilise it.
Safety-wise, the Sorento comes with a total of six airbags (dual front, side and curtain airbags), four-wheel ABS, electronic stability control and EBD. There’s also Hill Start Assist and Downhill Brake Control in the mix.
The final pricing of the Sorento wasn’t revealed at the show, but Naza Kia has indicated that it will be around the RM160,000 or below region. You can catch the Sorento at the show, as well as the new Optima sedan, among the many Kia exhibits.