Yesterday, we instructed you that the facelifted Kia Sorento has quietly appeared on Kia’s Malaysian web site, and now native distributor Naza Kia has introduced that the refreshed seven-seater SUV has formally gone on sale. As we beforehand reported, the vary has been streamline to only one petrol and diesel variant, the two.four EX and the two.2D SX respectively.
The up to date third-generation UM retails at RM169,888 for the two.four EX, whereas the two.2D SX is precisely RM10,000 dearer, at RM179,888. Each costs are on-the-road with the gross sales and repair tax (SST) and with out insurance coverage, inclusive of a five-year, unlimited-mileage guarantee.
Revisions to the design embrace a brand new entrance fascia incorporating a reshaped “tiger nostril” grille and reprofiled air intakes, plus commonplace adaptive LED headlights in a triple projector design. The fog lights additionally get the “ice dice” LED design that had been beforehand solely out there in chosen markets.
On the again, there are redesigned inner graphics for the LED tail lights and a brand new rear bumper design with pretend air vents under the rear fog lights. Finishing the look are new two-tone alloy designs, measuring 18 inches on the EX and an enormous 19 inches on the SX.
Inside, the Sorento will get a brand new four-spoke multifunction steering wheel with a spherical protrusion on the airbag boss, revised seven-inch instrument show graphics and local weather management switchgear and higher use of leather-based, soft-touch plastics and gloss black trim. Additionally added are driver’s seat reminiscence, Qi wi-fi smartphone charging and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto performance on each fashions.
The truth is, gear is essentially an identical on the EX and SX and consists of keyless entry, push-button begin, an acoustic and solar-attenuating windscreen, auto lights and wipers, dual-zone local weather management with rear air vents and third-row temperature management, eight-way powered entrance seats, rear aspect window sunshades, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a touchscreen infotainment system and a handsfree powered tailgate.
Security-wise, each fashions include six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake help, hill begin help, hill descent management, ISOFIX second-row baby seat anchors, a tyre strain monitoring system, a reverse digital camera and entrance and rear parking sensors. Sadly, just like the Stinger and the opposite newly facelifted fashions, you don’t get autonomous emergency braking right here.
The Sorento troopers on with the identical two engines as earlier than – a 2.four litre Theta II MPI petrol four-cylinder producing 172 PS at 6,000 rpm and 225 Nm of torque at four,000 rpm, in addition to a 2.2 litre R turbodiesel with begin/cease making 200 PS at three,800 rpm and 442 Nm from 1,750 to 2,750 rpm. A brand new eight-speed automated transmission replaces the six-speed unit on the diesel, and on-demand all-wheel drive comes as commonplace.
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