2013 Kia Sorento
KIA MOTORS has officially released their latest Sport Utility Vehicle model named 2013 Kia Sorento. Sorento this year model gets some significant changes, including more sporty body design, chassis with lighter materials, and the weight reduction up to 90.7 kg.
2013 Kia Sorento SUV will be powered by three engine options and available in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive (4×4) in five or seven-passenger configurations. The entry-level engine is 2.4-liter MPI four-cylinder which can produce 175 horsepower (131 kW / 177 PS) and 169 lb-ft (229 Nm) of torque. The second line-up is 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine produce 191 horsepower (142 kW / 194 PS) and 181 lb-ft (245 Nm) of torque. And the top line-up is 3.5-liter V6 generate 276 horsepower (206 kW / 280 PS) and 248 lb-ft (336 Nm) of torque. All Sorento engine options will be supported with a six-speed automatic transmission.
For the body design, Sorento 2013 has more sporty appearance than the outgoing model. The forms of headlamps are not changed, only given a trim around the LED. While the bumper, fog lamps on more box shape. Gap at the bottom of the bumper is now changed as the water dam with honeycomb bulkhead. This model also model features a prominent front fascia, body color accents and 17-inch alloy wheels. Moving up to the range-topping SX nets buyers a chromed exhaust tip, LED tail lights and 18-inch alloy wheels. There is also available 19-inch alloys as an option.
Inside this car, the base model comes nicely equipped with air conditioning, a tilt/telescopic steering wheel and power windows. New options include an UVO infotainment system and a Convenience Plus Package with an eight-way power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a first aid kit. Next up, the EX gains newly standard leather seats and dual-zone automatic climate control. Lastly, the SX features all the aforementioned equipment as well as heated/cooled front seats, stainless steel pedals and illuminated scuff plates.
The new 2013 Kia Sorento will go on sale later this year. Kia Sorento price is range from $23.150 – $33.400 excluding $800 destination charge.