First of all Kia Sorento 2010 – 2011 is presented in 8 levels of equipment: “Classic”, “Classic +”, “Comfort”, “Luxe” “Luxe +”, “Executive”, “Executive +” and “Premium”. Without any doubt, Kia Sorento changed the balance of power in the market and force the leaders in the SUV segment to make room.
In 2012, the model was restyled. The debut of new items took place in September 2012 at the Paris Motor Show. Among the major changes to the crossover, we can mention the retouched exterior and interior, as well as the upgraded chassis and powertrain line. The exterior of the car has not changed. Updated KIA Sorento 2013 received a different front bumper, a new grille and retouched optics with LED sections. The crossover feed has changed more: first of all, a completely different form of rear LED lights strikes you, which is now made in the new corporate style of the brand. The rear “foglights”, like the front ones, changed their shape from horizontal to vertical. Rounding out the list of changes is the new rear bumper and the new tailgate. Kia Sorento Prime 2017- Car Of New Generation
In the salon, the instrument panel, the gear lever on the versions with automatic and the center console, on which the 7-inch color LCD display was registered, were audited. In addition, the automaker notes that the Kia Sorento 2013 can boast a higher-quality plastic in the interior decoration, and on the top versions with a panoramic sunroof, the glazing area of the car has increased. Leather upholstery can be either black or beige. Fabric interior is available in black and dark gray versions.
It should be noted that at the heart of Sorento 2013 lies a new platform, due to which it was possible to increase the useful internal volume of the car while maintaining its dimensions: the seats in the second and third row became slightly larger. The luggage compartment volume, despite the high loading height, is an impressive 1047 liters when loaded under the ceiling. If you add the second row, the net volume increases to 2,052 liters.
In the European market, the crossover is offered with three engines. Replacing the 2.4-liter gasoline engine MPI power of 174 hp A new 197-strong GDI engine with direct fuel injection of a similar volume has come. The other two units are diesel engines: an upgraded 2.2-liter turbocharged engine, issuing the same 197 power as before, but becoming more environmentally friendly (CO2 emissions reduced to 153 g / km), as well as a new 2.0-liter 150 hp diesel engine. In addition, according to the automaker, in some markets, the car will continue to be offered with a 3.5-liter six (280 hp) and a 2.4-liter MPI engine (174 hp). What can we expect from Kia in 2018?
The basic transmission for all versions of the Kia Sorento 2013 is a six-speed mechanics, but as an option, customers can order a car with a six-band automatic.
Changes affected the suspension. Its design was not changed fundamentally (in front – McPherson, in the back – “multi-link”), limiting itself to point changes: they put high-performance shock absorbers and installed longer longitudinal levers in the back. In addition, the developers reduced ground clearance by 10 mm in order to provide better vehicle stability on the road. The Flex Steer is a variable effort steering with three modes of operation – Comfort, Normal and Sport.
So, we can see that the car was presented as absolutely new, but not updated, although outwardly it hardly differs from the Sorento in 2010. Its creators can be understood – the look of the model is really successful, so the design is not at all the main thing. The aim of the release of this crossover was the desire of the manufacturer to offer customers the most functional vehicle suitable for daily use, with refined handling and sufficient maneuverability. In view of this, Kia engineers have focused on improving the body structure, suspension settings and auxiliary systems for cars. But there were some easy changes to the exterior – fresh touches made Sorento self-contained, arrogant and, of course, expensive.