Friday, April 10, 2015

Third Generation Kia Sorento Soars to New Heights in SUV Prestige and Style

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The next level is here– more powerful, more refined.

A higher level of quality is what the all-new Kia Sorento offers to a discerning, upscale market.
Already well-loved and popular, the all-new Kia Sorento kicks things up a notch with sophisticated styling from the outside, a modern luxurious interior, and improved performance under the hood.

And in the Philippines, an excited, SUV-loving market will soon experience what the next levels of prestige and style are all about through Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia Motors vehicles in the country.

Building on the success of its predecessor, the all-new Kia Sorento retains its sleek profile but is enhanced by its shell’s increased length, reduced height, and extra width giving the Kia SUV a bolder-on-the-road presence.

It also retains the hallmark long bonnet and characteristic wide D-pillar but now with a lower roofline, higher beltline, and swept-back shape for that distinctive, muscular stance.

Kia Sorento’s prominent front incorporates long, wrap-around projector headlamps as well as a larger, more upright tiger-nose grille with an elegant three-dimensional diamond pattern.

Led by Kia’s Namyang design studio in Korea and with significant input from the brand’s Frankfurt, Germany, and Irvine, California design studios, the exterior was particularly styled to achieve a refined look, deserving of a longer and closer glance while on the road.

Going inside, an overall theme of “modern and wide” is evidently seen.

Kia’s European design team based in Frankfurt took the lead in styling the all-new Sorento’s cabin, giving it the ambiance of luxury.

The horizontal layout of the instrument cluster, interior trim, and the wrap-around dashboard which extends into the door trims are proof of Sorento’s genuinely premium interior space.

Harmony and natural flow– these are the inspirations behind the Kia Sorento’s smoothlystyled design curve in the doors and elegant contours of the dashboard.

Even the advanced on-board technology inside follows a visually pleasant appearance while still getting the job done.

A range of multimedia options will provide an immersive audio setup. A 3.5” mono LCD screen displaying pertinent trip computer information like fuel consumption and vehicle range will help you navigate in ease. A Smart Power Tailgate that automatically opens when the key is “sensed” in close proximity will give you convenience instantly. Kia Sorento definitely offers practicality housed in sophistication.

Completing the height of refinement are the soft-touch leather seats and high-quality trim that envelopes Sorento’s cabin.

Other than what one sees, the true test of “next level prestige” comes with the all-new Sorento’s intangibles– comfort, safety, and confidence.

Find comfort in the Sorento’s versatility in space. The third generation model now sports an increased exterior dimension and extended wheelbase creating generous additional space inside.

Take advantage of increased headroom for occupants in all three rows and a 40/20/20 second row split folding for a variety of seating options. Luggage capacity is increased by 17.5% for the 7-seater Sorento.

When going for the next level in road trips and city commutes, safety and performance should be a priority.

Kia engineers focused on strengthening the all-new Sorento’s body shell structure and improving noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH). Feel safe and be safe with significant improvements made to its steering, suspension, and body shell.

There is deliberate stability even in high speeds, agility in handling response, and greater control in steering that make the all-new Kia Sorento the confident choice among the sporty vehicle segment.

To match the consumer’s rising expectations, Kia Sorento’s driving experience will also feature an upgraded 2.2L in-line, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16-valve CRDi engine that offers greater mid- and low-range torque, smoother response, and reduced engine noise.

And with a DYNAMAX™ all-wheel drive system in place, a higher level of stability and confidence are achieved even in poor driving conditions or low-grip surfaces.

Moreover, the Sorento’s driving characteristics can be matched to current driving conditions and convenience features can be customized to your liking.

With a flick of a switch, drivers can readily access the Drive Mode Select System fitted to an automatic model. Take advantage of steering assistance modes such as Normal for day-today cruise driving and Sport for a more engaging drive. The 6-speed, A/T variant also offers an Eco mode that reprograms shift points of the transmission to achieve optimum fuel economy.

When it comes to all things prestigious and stylish, Kia’s newest generation SUV really ups the ante. And with these enhancements found inside, outside, and under the hood, moving up to the next level is clearer than ever, as long as it’s with the all-new Kia Sorento.

The all-new Kia Sorento EX AWD is available in all Kia dealerships nationwide. Check out or for more updates on how to get to the next level with Kia Sorento.

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