Sports Utility Vehicles are quite popular at this point, and automakers are trying to meet with the ever-changing demands of the market. Kia is known for its modern design and top-notch performance. Kia Sorento 2017 is an upcoming car of the mentioned segment, and it will be offering some pretty exciting features. It had already been unveiled in many motor shows around the world and had got some great comments.
Kia Sorento 2017: Engine Specs and Trims
Things to imagine from this new model are a thoroughly refreshed design, increased dimensions and a power packed performance. Other than that, it will be offered in multiple variants. Namely the L, SX, LX, Limited & ES.
Kia Sorento 2017 will be coming it end year cycle upgrade, and changes are significant under its hood. This SUV will be offered in three different powertrain combinations, and they have been described in order of their output and performance. Base variant will possess an i-4 2.4 L unit capable of generating up to 185 HP and produces a torque of 178 pounds per feet. The next unit in order is a 2.0L turbocharged engine that can create up to 240 HP.
The most powerful and the best engine of the lot is a 3.3L unit that generates a power of 290 HP. All of these engines are expected to be combined with an advanced eight-speed gearbox and will be offered in both auto & manual options. It could either be offered in an All-Wheel Drive System or a Four Wheel Drive System.
Kia Sorento 2017: Fresh New Look
Kia Sorento 2017 will be bigger and longer. That is pretty much the difference it will have from its predecessors. Change in dimensions will result in a more spacious cabin and the luxury provided will improve as well. To add to that, there will also be an extra row of seats. This new platform will be 3 inches longer, and there will be enough space for luggage as well.
Nevertheless, Kia has decided to retain their signature styling. It will be evident once the production-ready model is unveiled. From what is available now, it is probable that it will come with more useful accessibility and features.
As far as the exteriors are concerned, it will come with a new grill, sharper LED headlights that taper towards the end and edgy bumpers that have led indicators installed on them. Lastly, standard security and safety features are expected as well.
Kia Sorento 2017: Price Availability & Competitors
Price is what makes Kia Sorento 2017 unique. Unlike most of it contemporaries, this SUV will be available with an affordable price tag of $26,000. The best part is that the features and the quality offered will be still at par and even better than a few. It is most probable that Kia Sorento 2017 will hit the showrooms by the fourth quarter of 2016. The release date isn’t far away, and many other auto giants have as well scheduled their SUV segment releases at that time. Vehicles like Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, could be potential rivals, but Sorento has its advantages.