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June 22, 2012, 3:37 am
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Major improvements for upgraded Kia Sorento
- Fresh, new look exterior with LED lights and 19-inch alloy wheels
- Extensive range of new convenience and safety technologies
Frankfurt, 18 June, 2012 – Kia's hugely successful Sorento SUV will
receive a host of significant improvements when the new upgraded model
goes on sale later this year in most markets. Significant changes
include a re-engineered bodyshell, enhanced powertrains for
best-in-class fuel economy with lower emissions, improved ride,
handling and refinement, additional convenience and safety features,
plus a fresh, new look for the exterior.
"Since its introduction in 2009, the second-generation Kia
Sorento has achieved more than 620,000 sales around the world. Today,
it is manufactured in Korea and the US, attracting over 130,000 US
customers last year to rank as the best-selling Kia model in the
States for the second year in a row," commented Thomas Oh, Kia's
Executive Vice President & COO of the International Busines
Division. "We have given very careful attention to owners'
feedback, and the upgraded Sorento is not just a comstic exercise but
a major step forward for our popular SUV."
Kia's designers have created new headlamps with LED positioning
lights, a new tailgate with LED rear combination lamps, new bumpers
(front and rear) with vertical-axis fog lights and a larger area of
body-color surface, and an expanded choice of wheels to include larger
diameter (19-inch) alloys.
Inside the five or seven-seater cabin, there are more soft-touch
surfaces plus a new LCD instrument cluster, new centre stack with
7-inch display screen, and a new console featuring a straight-gate
selector with a leather-booted lever on automatic transmission models
– reinforcing the vehicle's more luxurious character. Offered in black
or beige cloth or leather, the interior can be bathed in natural light
through a larger optional panoramic sunroof with no centre cross beam
and a powered blind.
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