Long one of the most popular vehicles in the Kia stable, the Sorento crossover has been thoroughly redesigned for the 2014 model year to provide customers with new technologies, more premium amenities and an improved driving experience. Set to be built in America at Kia’s facility in West Point, Georgia—where the current model is assembled—the 2014 Sorento was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is expected to go on sale to the public in the first quarter of next year at dealers like Danbury Kia.
Now, with more than 80 percent of its parts being either brand-new or redesigned, the Sorento hosts too many upgrades to detail them all here, but highlights of its new standard and available equipment include:
- The next-generation of Kia’s UVO voice-activated telematics system
- Torque Vectoring Corner Control (on all-wheel-drive models)
- An all-new chassis with revised suspension
- LED exterior lighting
- A programmable power liftgate
- Integrated sliding sunshades for the second row
- New interior design with available TFT LCD instrumentation and an eight-inch touchscreen
- Sonar-based blind-spot detection
- An available 3.3-liter V6 engine with direct injection and 290 hp on tap; a 2.4-liter direct-injected I4, previously a premium choice on the Sorento, becomes the standard powerplant
According to Used Car Dealerships In Milford CT, all that’s on top of the unexpected features already offered on the Sorento, ranging from Bluetooth technology to a panoramic sunroof to cooled and heated seating. The new model year also will bring a new model to the Sorento family: the range-topping Sorento SX Limited. It features distinctive premium cues such as self-leveling Xenon HID headlights, model-specific 19-inch chrome wheels accented by red-painted brake calipers, Nappa leather-trimmed seats, a heated and wood-trimmed steering wheel, heated rear seats, and more soft-touch cabin materials. The Sorento SX Limited will be offered in just three upscale exterior colors: Ebony Black, Snow White Pearl and Titanium Silver.
“With each new vehicle launch Kia is advancing the concept of value to new levels of sophistication and with significant chassis, suspension, powertrain and comfort and convenience upgrades the new Sorento continues that trend,” said Michael Sprague, executive vice president, Marketing and Communications, Kia Motor America.
For more information on the UVO system or the Sorento, contact the Milwaukie Kia Dealer or your local Kia dealer.