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2019 Kia Sorento Debuts With Cross GT-Inspired Facelift And 8sp Auto, But Loses Turbo Four 30
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Kia, Kia Sorento, LA Auto Show, new cars on 11 30th, 2017


The facelifted Kia Sorento has been brought to the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, for its North American premiere.

Following hot on the heels of the updated Sorento that debuted in Korea and Europe earlier this year, the SUV carries similar visual updates, inspired by the Cross GT Concept, from 2013.

Taking your family on vacation will be easier with the 2019 Kia Sorento, which now gets standard three-row seating, with space for up to seven passengers, on all trims. The standard 40/20/40 second- and 50/50 third-row folding seats are joined by heated and ventilated front seats, with electric adjustment, and heated rear seats, in upper models

Inside, users will also find other enhancements, such as the revised steering wheel and shifter knob, tweaked instrument cluster with improved graphics, and some changes made to the air vents and center console design. Upgraded AVN 5.0 infotainment, wireless smartphone charging, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, premium sound system, and others, come with higher grades.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 has been dropped from the engine lineup, which includes a 2.4-liter inline-4 GDI, rated at 185hp and mated to a revised 6-speed automatic gearbox, and a 3.3-liter V6 GDI that makes 290hp, connected to a new 8-speed automatic transmission, which comes from the Cadenza. The latter version has a towing capacity of 5,000lbs (2,268kg), when equipped with AWD.

Another novelty is the addition of new Smart Shift & Drive feature, which replaces the Drive Mode Select setup on all trim levels. The system can automatically activate the optimum driving mode, based on the driving style or driver’s preference, and choose from Eco, Sport and Smart.

Finally, Kia has made the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems standard on the EX grades and higher, and continues to offer standard active safety features such as ESC, traction control, brake assist, hill-start assist, and electronic brake force distribution.

The 2019 Kia Sorento will go on sale next year in five trim levels, called L, LX, EX, SX and SXL. Pricing will be announced in the coming months, but expect a slight bump over the 2018MY, which can be had from $25,800.

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2019 Kia Sorento Revealed Ahead Of LA Debut 28
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Kia, Kia Sorento, LA Auto Show, new cars on 11 28th, 2017


Kia has taken the wraps off the 2019 Kia Sorento, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 30th.

Shown tackling Hell’s Revenge in Moab, the updated crossover promises to be more than just a grocery getter as Kia says the model was able to complete the “six-and-a-half mile rock-crawling trek including the ultimate obstacle known as Hell’s Gate.”

Kia didn’t say much about the crossover itself but the model debuted in South Korea over the summer and recently made an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As a result, we can expect the US-spec model will receive a modest makeover that includes new bumpers and restyled head- and taillights. The grille has also been updated and customers can expect to see an assortment of restyled wheels.

The styling changes will continue in the interior as the international variants gained a new steering wheel, additional soft-touch plastics, and updated leather upholstery with a more premium feel. Drivers can also expect to find a revised instrument cluster, updated switchgear, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display.

Full details will be announced later this week but we can expect the model will come with a new eight-speed automatic transmission that should help to improve performance and fuel-efficiency.

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2019 Kia Sorento Revealed Ahead Of LA Debut 28
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Kia, Kia Sorento, LA Auto Show, new cars on 11 28th, 2017


Kia has taken the wraps off the 2019 Kia Sorento, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 30th.

Shown tackling Hell’s Revenge in Moab, the updated crossover promises to be more than just a grocery getter as Kia says the model was able to complete the “six-and-a-half mile rock-crawling trek including the ultimate obstacle known as Hell’s Gate.”

Kia didn’t say much about the crossover itself but the model debuted in South Korea over the summer and recently made an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As a result, we can expect the US-spec model will receive a modest makeover that includes new bumpers and restyled head- and taillights. The grille has also been updated and customers can expect to see an assortment of restyled wheels.

The styling changes will continue in the interior as the international variants gained a new steering wheel, additional soft-touch plastics, and updated leather upholstery with a more premium feel. Drivers can also expect to find a revised instrument cluster, updated switchgear, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display.

Full details will be announced later this week but we can expect the model will come with a new eight-speed automatic transmission that should help to improve performance and fuel-efficiency.

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2019 Kia Sorento Revealed Ahead Of LA Debut 28
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Kia, Kia Sorento, LA Auto Show, new cars on 11 28th, 2017


Kia has taken the wraps off the 2019 Kia Sorento, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 30th.

Shown tackling Hell’s Revenge in Moab, the updated crossover promises to be more than just a grocery getter as Kia says the model was able to complete the “six-and-a-half mile rock-crawling trek including the ultimate obstacle known as Hell’s Gate.”

Kia didn’t say much about the crossover itself but the model debuted in South Korea over the summer and recently made an appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show. As a result, we can expect the US-spec model will receive a modest makeover that includes new bumpers and restyled head- and taillights. The grille has also been updated and customers can expect to see an assortment of restyled wheels.

The styling changes will continue in the interior as the international variants gained a new steering wheel, additional soft-touch plastics, and updated leather upholstery with a more premium feel. Drivers can also expect to find a revised instrument cluster, updated switchgear, and an infotainment system with an 8-inch display.

Full details will be announced later this week but we can expect the model will come with a new eight-speed automatic transmission that should help to improve performance and fuel-efficiency.

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Updated Kia Sorento Arrives In Frankfurt For Its Public Debut 13
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Sorento, new cars on 09 13th, 2017


Visiting Kia's stand in Frankfurt means checking out not only the spectacular Proceed Concept, but also the facelifted Sorento.
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Updated Kia Sorento Arrives In Frankfurt For Its Public Debut 13
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Sorento, new cars on 09 13th, 2017


Visiting Kia's stand in Frankfurt means checking out not only the spectacular Proceed Concept, but also the facelifted Sorento.
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New Kia Proceed Concept Is A Sexy Shooting Brake That Previews The Next Pro_Cee’d 7
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Concepts, Kia Picanto, Kia Sorento, Kia Stonic, new cars on 09 7th, 2017


It seems that Kia is looking to part ways with the classic look of the first two generations Pro_Cee'd, as the third one will be wrapped under an entirely new design.
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Facelifted Kia Sorento Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt Premiere 5
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Sorento, new cars on 09 5th, 2017


The 2018 Kia Sorento is finally arriving in Europe, after its unveiling in South Korea earlier this year.
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Facelifted Kia Sorento Unveiled Ahead Of Frankfurt Premiere 5
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Kia, Kia Sorento, new cars on 09 5th, 2017


The 2018 Kia Sorento is finally arriving in Europe, after its unveiling in South Korea earlier this year.
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How Would You Stop A Car With A Jammed Gas Pedal? 2
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Kia, Kia Sorento, Offbeat News, video on 09 2nd, 2017


Five years ago, a woman driving a Kia Sorento SUV suddenly found that her gas pedal was stuck, sending her on a near-120 mph (193 km/h) rampage on Interstate 35 in Missouri.
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How Would You Stop A Car With A Jammed Gas Pedal? 2
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Kia, Kia Sorento, Offbeat News, video on 09 2nd, 2017


Five years ago, a woman driving a Kia Sorento SUV suddenly found that her gas pedal was stuck, sending her on a near-120 mph (193 km/h) rampage on Interstate 35 in Missouri.
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Kia Sorento Explodes After BBQ Grill Is Left On And Ignited By A Cigarette 15
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Accidents, Kia, Kia Sorento, Offbeat News on 08 15th, 2017


Grilling is a summer tradition but some people don't realize the explosive potential of propane tanks.
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Kia Sorento Explodes After BBQ Grill Is Left On And Ignited By A Cigarette 15
Aug
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Accidents, Kia, Kia Sorento, Offbeat News on 08 15th, 2017


Grilling is a summer tradition but some people don't realize the explosive potential of propane tanks.
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2018 Kia Sorento Gets A Classy Facelift In Korea 20
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in Galleries, Kia, Kia Sorento, Korea, new cars on 07 20th, 2017


Kia has just updated the Sorento SUV for the 2018 model year in its home country and while the changes are small, they’re fairly noticeable.
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Kia Tops J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, Fiat Finishes Last 22
Jun
Posted by Michael Gauthier in BMW, BMW 2-Series, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford, Ford Mustang, Kia, Kia Cadenza, Kia Forte, Kia Niro, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, porsche, Porsche-911, Reports, Study, Toyota Camry on 06 22nd, 2017


J.D. Power has released its Initial Quality Study which found that new-vehicle quality has risen eight percent to its highest level ever recorded.
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