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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Naza Kia launched the all new Kia Sorento

Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia Motor vehicles in Malaysia has launched the 2011 all new Sorento at Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2010 on 2nd of December 2010. Featuring Kia latest design language from the German designer Peter Schreyer, Naza Kia has set a sales target of 150 units a month for the new Sorento.

The all new Sorento features an aggressive and muscular stance thanks to Kia’s signature tiger nose grille and High Intensity Discharge (HID) wraparound headlamps which portray straight clean lines giving a solid and robust appearance. The sporty appearance is further accentuated with 18 inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, LED rear combi lights and LED side repeaters on the side view mirrors. The new Sorento’s overall length is 4,685mm and width of 1885mm makes it longer, lower and more spacious than the previous generation of Sorento.

The SUV is powered by 2.4 Litre DOHC CVVT engine that produces an output of 174ps and 226Nm of torque that is mated to a six speed automatic transmission for a more sporty and exhilarated drive. The suspension system of Sorento consist of a compact and lighter Macpherson strut front suspension and a fully independent multi link rear suspension while its four wheel drive system enables off road driving capabilities.

In terms of creature comfort, the seven seater Sorento offers generous head and leg rooms for its occupant. The SUV also includes a push button start ignition with a smart key, a panoramic sun roof, a stylish supervision cluster, in dash six disc CD changer, AUX, USB and Ipod connectivity, Bluetooth connection and also a dual separate climate control for the driver and front passengers. The 2nd row and 3rd row passengers also have their own air cond vents where the 2nd row passenger air cond vent is at the B-pillar and for the 3rd row air cond vent located at the quarter panel cover on both sides.

The Sorento seating configuration allows for the second row and third row to be folded completely flat, with the back row having 50/50 while the center row can be split 60/40 to accommodate passengers and bulk cargo. In terms of safety, the new Sorento is equipped with a total six airbags (dual front, side airbags and curtain airbags), four wheels ABS, ESC and EBD. Other features includes the Hill Start Assist Control which prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards when trying to pull away from an uphill gradient and there is alsoa Downhill Brake Control which helps keep the Sorento moving straight and steady down steep grades without applying any brakes as long as the speed is below 8km/h.

The new Sorento is fitted with electric chromic mirror (ECM) with a 3.5 inch rear view monitor on the rear view mirror with an added rear parking sensors and active headrest to cushion the driver or passenger’s head and prevent whiplash during a collision.

Other highlights of the new Sorento includes a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio mounted controls, auto levelling device for the HID headlamp, a cargo net to secure loose items in the trunk , a cargo screen to keep personal belongings from prying eyes, a centre console that can store many items which includes a 14 inch laptop, a 10 way driver’s seat.

With loads of features and creature comfort, Naza Kia currently indicated the price of RM160,000 and below for the all new Sorento, that includes a five years warranty and a choice of five body colours. Enjoy the rest of the pics after the jump.

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