For now, there is no official information about the new 2018 KIA Sorento model. Although on the Internet can find information about upcoming facelift and some improvements, for now everything remains on speculation and rumors. This KIA full-size SUV is in its third generation. It is considered that this is the best model so far. As such, the South Koreans is an equal rival SUVs, of the better known manufacturers. And in his new release, will be a fierce competitor to other premium SUV models in its class.
Its price tag, a rich two modern, quality and performance, the 2018 Kia Sorento is the most listed model in the company. Yes it is a really great model, the proof is the number of units sold in the European market. It is known that European buyers are really spoiled. Their appetites and expectations are always high. However, even these challenges, KIA has failed to respond. The KIA Sorento combines design, luxury and quality that will satisfy even the most demanding customer.
Exterior and Interior Design
The Kia Sorento has passed a thorny path to become what it is today. More precisely, it could be classified among other premium models in the market. In its first generation (since 2002), this model was designed as a classical off-road SUV. A lot changed when he presented the second generation model in 2009. Then, off-road ambitions and characteristics go into the background. Sorento SUV becomes a model, which joins rivals in the premium class.
The current, third generation model has brought a huge dose of luxury, high quality of the final drafting and modern and contemporary design. This model is a much more respectable, than any before him.
Entering the premium class is included certain changes in the structure and design of the vehicle. Compared to the previous generation, the new Sorento is 95 mm long and 5 mm wider. Also, the wheelbase has increased by 80 mm and the height is lowered by 15 mm. The 2018 Kia Sorento has dimensions of 4,780 mm (length), a wheelbase of 2,780 mm and ground clearance of 185 mm.
Tiger Nose is what will always recognize KIA models. 2018 Sorento is detectable by this detail, too. In addition, excellent build upon originally designed LED headlights. There are modern and do not attack the line of vehicles. The only thing that slightly spoils the whole picture, is a conservative design of the rear of the vehicle. On the other hand, perhaps the company wants to emphasize moderation in luxury.
The interior of the vehicle offers exceptional comfort and convenience. And the previous model was known for comfort. However, increasing the dimensions of vehicles with the new generation, this segment is still promoted. 2018 KIA Sorento be ashamed, and many ‘more serious’ models of business class, when it comes to comfort. The space for passengers in the rear is really impressive. Luggage compartment volume is 660 liters, and increases to 1,732 liters by folding the rear seats.
In addition to the exceptional comfort, the interior is decorated with premium leather, aluminum and details in black. The build quality is top notch. In addition to the driver’s seat and other seats are very comfortable and have a system of heating and ventilation, and there is the electronic control of positioning.
2018 KIA Sorento Engine Specs
European customers can enjoy a model that offers exceptional 4-cylinder 2.2-liter CRDi diesel engine. With a six-speed transmission (MT or AT) and AWD, the engine develops 200 horsepower at 3,800 rpm, and 450 Nm of torque at 1.750 to 2.750 rpm.
Up to 100 km/h, KIA Sorento arrives for 9 seconds. This is the result of a version with manual transmission. Versions with automatic transmission, reaches the same speed in 9.6 seconds. The maximum vehicle speed exceeds 200 km/h.
Price 2018 model, should be at the level of the current model. The price of the base LX model with a 2.2-liter CRDi 2WD and amounts to € 38,000, while the version with the 2.2-liter CRDi Exclusive to AT AWD and costs about € 56,000.