The South Korean company Kia has launched model Sorento on the market back in 2002. This Kia mid-size crossover SUV from the very beginning has been well received. Both on the domestic market, as well as outside it. Sorento its off-road capabilities of the first generation expressed as a body-on-frame SUV. However, the second generation from 2009, has had to keep pace with the competition in the market. The biggest changes Kia Sorento has suffered at the same time when it began to be produced in America 2010. The company is a third-generation Sorento model introduced 2012, but no one took it seriously in terms of “new”. This model was mildly facelifted in relation to the old one. Introducing the 2016 Kia Sorento models are expected soon. First, in September in Korea, a month later at the Paris Motor Show 2014, and in November in LA.
2016 Kia Sorento – Redesign
According to official renders 2016 Kia Sorento, it can be concluded that the new model will have a more modern look. How much change will characterize the new model compared to the current 2015 Sorento is still not exactly known. The company did not provide details about the promotion. Trademark new Kia models, grille shaped tiger nose at the new Sorento is slightly higher. The new design lines that affect the aerodynamics of the crossover, and larger wheelbase as novelties. Based on the external dimensions, it is assumed that the model will have increased space for passengers. And the biggest treat should be advanced management systems and inevitable amenities that make driving more enjoyable.
2016 Kia Sorento is expected in five variants, and so far LX, LX V6, EX, SX, and Limited. In addition to the standard equipment offered, each model is different and powertrain. Many asked is there a possibility of offering new engines Sorento 2016. However, the range of power units in all probability will not be changed from the present. Although the U.S. market is known for its demand, strong engines, 3.3 L V6 engine and the 2.4 L 4-cylinder engine will remain on offer. 3.3 L V6 engine delivers 290 hp at 6400 rpm and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. Weaker 2.4 L engine has 191 hp at 6300 rpm and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with full-time AWD system in combination with a 6-speed automatic transmission, 2016 Kia Sorento has satisfying EPA rating. 19/25/22 mpg city/highway/combined, has LX AWD model with 2.4 L engine. And other models with four-wheel and equipped with more powerful engine have 18/24/20 mpg.
2016 Kia Sorento Hybrid, some sources indicate as a strong possibility in the near future. The company official announcement about the Sorento Hybrid variant is not given, so that any data can be considered speculation. Just like everyone claiming that the hybrids will start operation composed of 2.3 L gasoline engine, electric motor and lithium ion battery pack.