The reputation has earned it thanks to a long and noble history behind it, 18 years of service on the roads of the world. The new version of Kia Sorento could therefore be said to have come of age . In fact, the top-of-the-range SUV of the Korean brand proves to be one of the most complete and reliable cars on the market, especially for those looking for a spacious and safe car .
It is not only the vehicle for families, but certainly the ability to comfortably accommodate up to 7 passengers also makes it suitable for extra large loads , all without sacrificing style and performance.
This can already be seen by simply observing the new Kia Sorento from the outside.
The evolutionary leap is perceived that now makes it a high-end product, with sharper lines, high-tech details and generous but streamlined proportions. The aesthetic trait in Kia was guided by the principle of ” refined audacity” , a concept that has fused the robust and resistant look of previous Sorento generations with greater refinement but without sacrificing a touch of sportiness.
The front of the Sorento evolves with a new interpretation of Kia’s typical ‘tiger nose’ grille, which shows a wider shape that organically wraps around the integrated headlights on each side. The headlights themselves are equipped with a new LED daytime running light called “tiger eye “ , inspired by the sharp and decisive lines that outline the profiles around the eyes of the tigers. At the rear, the vertical lights envelop the profile of the car.
In profile, however, the proportions of the Sorento have been slightly adapted to make it appear longer and more slender, but the measurement actually confirms the same length as the previous version : we are talking about an important car with 4.81 meters. This amplitude obviously reverberates in the passenger compartment, entirely redesigned to increase comfort and space , abandoning the concept of a hard and pure off-road vehicle.
The interior introduces a new and sophisticated design that develops from the two digital displays of the dashboard. The driver’s 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is twinned with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system that extends to the center of the console. The system is therefore able to clearly show the information in the field of view of those who have their hands on the wheel while creating an innovative experience on the big screen.
The quality of the materials has also tangibly improved , the passenger compartment blends metallic finishes, leather upholstery and satin-effect relief surfaces. In Italy, the new Kia Sorento is offered to buyers with a choice of upholstery in black cloth or black leather depending on the version.
Few doubts about spaciousness even when it comes to load capacity , even with electrified engines, in fact it reaches 813 liters (for hybrid models) or 809 liters (for Plug in Hybrid models), numbers that put Kia Sorento at the top. in its class. In a practical way, these values translate into the fact that the car can accommodate five people in comfort, without renouncing to accommodate a considerable amount of luggage.
Not only that, but in the seven-seater models, with all seven seats in place, the trunk space is even increased by 32% compared to the previous model . Among the improvements, not even the purely hi-tech ones should be forgotten, so much so that the Kia Sorento is in fact the most advanced car ever made by the Korean company.
Safety, connectivity and infotainment are three elements particularly affected by technology with the aim of providing more and more a safe and less stressful journey. For example, the head up display is available, the driving parameter display system that allows you to always keep a view of the road. But also the latest pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle detection system to avoid collisions.
Sorento is also equipped with second-level autonomous driving technology and thanks to Lane Following Assist (LFA), it guarantees the driver full automatic control of acceleration, braking and steering based on the vehicles in front.
Finally, the range of the new Kia Sorento for the Italian market was created with the aim of highlighting the successful elements of this car: technology, design and versatility. It has been chosen to create a purely electrified range, so in fact the new car will be the only hybrid d-suv and plug-in hybrid with 7 seats on the market .
The offer includes three configurations , Business, Style and Evolution, within a wide range of prices, in order to satisfy the requests of a large clientele. Availability always includes the choice between 2 and 4 wheel drive configurations . Prices starting from 44,500 euros.