LOS ANGELES — Kia suggests its fourth-era Sorento will take cues from the much larger 3-row Telluride that has been a major hit in the U.S. with buyers and reviewers alike.
Why mess with a profitable formula?
The midsize crossover, uncovered in European specs on Wednesday, is bigger and a lot more sculpted than its predecessor, and packs modern technological innovation and upscale resources, Kia stated in a push launch.
“Boosting specifications in the midsize SUV course for space, performance and excellent, it sits at the heart of Kia’s reinvigorated international SUV lineup,” the organization stated. U.S. requirements are predicted to be introduced soon.
On the outside the house, Kia stated the Sorento’s exterior style options sharper lines, large-tech information and elongated proportions for a a lot more experienced existence than the currently-handsome latest era. “The new Sorento is the initially car or truck to be primarily based on Kia’s new-era midsize SUV platform. Paired with a much larger system to improve cargo and baggage space, the platform ensures the Sorento is a single of the most versatile and spacious 3-row SUVs on the street.”
The Sorento can maintain up to 7 passengers.
In Europe, the Sorento will arrive in a hybrid model, which is a initially for the crossover. The hybrid gives not just much better gasoline economic climate and decreased emissions than the outgoing product, but also much better general performance, Kia stated. A plug-in hybrid will be provided later.
In the European market, the hybrid is run by an electric motor paired with a new one.six-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that is also out there in the U.S.-spec Hyundai Sonata, where by it can make one hundred eighty hp. The hybrid takes advantage of a 6-speed automated transmission. The Sorento is also out there with a two.two-liter diesel engine in Europe that pairs with an eight-speed automated. All-wheel travel is optional.