The new generation’s 2019 Kia Sorento is a refreshed and updated model of the 2017 Sorento. Kia Sorento is an SUV giving space to 7 persons, perfect for a family. In the 2019 version, Kia upgraded its interior and exterior looks as well as its engine. This upgrade improved its value and performance. It was debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017. The trim levels will remain same as in the previous model. Trims include Base L, LX, EX, SX and SX Limited.
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2019 Kia Sorento Changes, Exterior
The exterior is overall the same as the 2017 Kia Sorrento, having some minor changes made to its body. Kia updated the front and back bumper which now have the more refined look than the older model. Headlights, taillights and wheel designs are also updated and a fresh grille is also added. The 2019 Sorento offers red colored brakes that are prominently visible between the wheels. The frame has a steady structure, and 53% of body structure consists of high strength steel. The dual seal lip joints, as well as large diameter welding techniques, make the Kia Sorrento firm and strong. The SX and SXL trim offers new headlights set with full LED lightings on the upper trim.
Kia Sorento 2019 Interior
The interior offers a new steering, a new gear shift knob, and new upgraded instrument cluster. The push button and the GT-line are fully automatic. The car supports Apple Car Play and Android functions. The graphics panel also includes the upgraded version of the lane keeping assist. It also has a wireless charging facility to charge your smart devices. The next-gen Kia Sorento has pure black leather adjustable seats with grey stitches. The cargo area has a lever for remote folding for the second row making it a 7 seater. The car has a third-row bench seat.
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The EX trim 1st and 2nd-row offer weather controllable seats so the passengers can be comfortable in all the weathers; like in winter the seats provide heating facility and while the weather is warmer the seat allow soothing airflow through the seat cushion and seat backs. The EX trim also offers a panorama rooftop. The passenger can enjoy lively digital surround sound music on 630 watts exclusive Harman Kardon’s stereo system supported with 10 speakers.
Safety comes first for Kia passengers. Kia team has worked hard to ensure the safety of their customers while updating the new 2019 Sorento with the following safety features:
• Electronic Stability Control.
• Traction Control System.
• Brake Assist System.
• Hill-start Assist Control.
• Electronic Brake Force Distribution.
• Antilock Braking System.
• Additional technologies such as Rollover Mitigation.
• Cornering Brake Control.
• Collision warning.
• Adaptive cruise.
• Blind-spot detection.
• Rear cross-traffic alert.
• 360-degree camera.
The third generation Sorento has an upgraded engine offering 2 engines of your choice which we the customers can select at the time of purchase as per their requirement. Sorento can become a family car as well as a sports car which is up to the driver’s preference to choose which kind he wants. The previous model of Kia Sorento offered 2.0-liter turbocharged engine but it is now replaced by a 2.4 liter inline four engine which is able to generate an output of 185 horsepower and torque of 178 pound-feet. It is also available with a 3.3-liter V6 engine offering 290 horsepower and torque of 252 pound-feet.
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The first engine is mated with six-speed automatic transmission whereas the other one is paired up with the eight-speed automatic transmission. It has an automatic gearbox featuring Sportmatic shifting. However, there is no confirmed detail about the diesel engine. Predictions have been made that the 240 horsepower, gas-sipping four-cylinder will be replaced by a diesel unit. Information regarding top speed and fuel efficiency have not be shared on the public forum by the company yet.
Price and Release Date
The release date of 2019 Kia Sorento is not yet revealed but this upcoming model is expected to launch in early 2018. The price of the new Kia Sorento 2019 ranges from $25,990 up to $46,490 depending on the package.
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