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2018 Kia Sorento gets European facelift in time for Frankfurt Motor Show debut

Kia is now headed to Europe for this year’s 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show which is slated to begin next week September 14 and stay open until the 24th. Tagging along the much anticipated Proceed concept is the SUV- inspired Picanto X-Line and the refreshed 2018 Kia Sorento Facelift. While the Sorento’s first public debut is only several days from now, Kia has already revealed the new look of the seven-seater SUV along with the announcement of a new GT line.

The new Sorento features a redesigned exterior and interior and is packed with Kia’s most advanced in-car and safety technologies. Apart from the new GT line, the new SUV will come available in the new 8-speed automatic transmission which comes exclusively with the 2.2-liter diesel engine.

While the existing six speed manual will still be offered, Kia is also introducing the new 2.2 liter diesel Sorento with 8-Speed Automatic transmission as a replacement for the current 6-speed AT variant. The new transmission is expected to offer smoother and faster gear changes aside from delivering lower CO2 emissions from 172g/km to 159. The new Sorento will feature four modes of driving (Smart, Sport, Comfort and Eco) to help achieve its optimum fuel efficiency.

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Kia reveals mid-cycle facelift for 2018 Sorento in South Korea

Kia’s Sorento midsize sports utility vehicle is reaching its mid-cycle for the 2018 model year. Thus, its fans, enthusiasts and satisfied customers are expecting the Sorento to receive an update not just in looks, but also in technologies. Now, the 2018 Kia Sorento Facelift is arriving in Kia’s home market South Korea, and it is pretty appealing with its more upscale appearance.

Honestly, the mid-cycle cycle refresh for the third generation of the Sorento SUV features changes that are not so drastic, which means people wouldn’t be able recognize to them right away. These subtle changes include wider chrome fins for the Sorento’s tiger nose grille, making it look more glamorous. The headlights that flanked this tiger nose grille have also been revised for the 2018 model year and they now employ full LED (light emitting diode) technology. These LED headlamps are joined by daytime running lights that also make use of LED units.

In addition, the new 2018 Kia Sorento comes with some tweaks to the front bumper. For instance, the bottom of the retouched bumper now accommodates Kia’s ice cube-inspired fog lights that likewise employ LED technology. The changes up front are mirrored at the rear end, with the LED tail lights now donning a revised appearance. The rear end of the new Sorento also features more angular dual chrome exhaust finishers as well as reflectors that are repositioned higher than before. Completing the looks of the new Sorento is a pair of new running boards and a set of 19-inch glossy alloy wheels with a curved multi-spoke design.

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Kia unveils special Sorento inspired by X-Men

In order to promote the latest “X-Men: Days of Future Past” movie, Kia teamed up with Twentieth Century For Home Entertainment and created an X-Men-inspired Sorento. The special SUV was unveiled ahead of Australian Open 2015 by Kia’s brand ambassador, tennis star Rafael Nadal.

In addition, Kia will also release a video next month, showing Rafael Nadal teaming up with the X-Men and taking on the Sentinels.

The video promises to be real funny as the Sentinels a.k.a. the robotic antagonists form the latest X-Men movie, are threatening the Australian Open 2015. Nadal and the X-Men attack the Sentinels with some help from the “Kia X-Car”.

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2015 Kia Sorento makes its debut in South Korea, more details and specs released

The 2015 Kia Sorento was introduced in South Korea and as a result, the manufacturer released more details about its third-generation SUV. Featuring a lower roofline and a higher beltline as well as a swept-back shape, the 2015 Sorento shows an increased length of 4,780 mm (+95 mm), a height reduced to 1,685 mm (-15 mm) and extra width (+5 mm to 1,890 mm).

Depending on the market, the vehicle will offer power outputs that will range from 172 to 270 hp. The 2015 Sorento will carry a 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) unit, 2.4-liter and 3.3-liter multi-point injection (MPI) engines as well as revised 2.0-liter and 2.2-liter ‘R’ turbodiesel engines.

Europe will only get the 2.2-liter turbodiesel and the 2.4-liter GDI engines while a final decision on the UK lineup has yet to be made. Regarding the design, we 2015 Sorento comes with a new tiger-nose grille featuring a distinctive 3D diamond patter which was first featured on the Kia Cross GT Concept.

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Kia launched today its all-new 2015 Sorento in South Korea and the company officials revealed the fact that the aim to sell 270,000 units of the new SUV next year. The manufacturer expects to sell around 50,000 units in South Korea and 220,000 overseas.

Last year, Kia managed to sell 105,649, while this year through July, 60,670 unites left the dealerships in the United States. As you may know already, the 2015 Sorento has some important rivals such as the Nissan X-Trail and the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Regarding the design, the 2015 Sorento arrives with a larger ‘tiger-nose grille’ featuring a 3D diamond pattern, swept-back headlamps, a lower roofline, higher beltline as well as muscular shoulders at the rear.

Read the entire article Kia aims to sell over 270,000 of the new Sorento globally next year

South Korean carmaker Kia has unveiled the latest version of its popular CUV – the 2015 Kia Sorento. Promising to deliver a premium experience with its good blend of style, practicality and technology, the third-generation Sorento features a smoother, swept-back profile with sculpted surfaces. With the styling changes, the new Sorento’s sleek profile is now more emphasized, thereby giving the CUV a more sophisticated form and a bolder presence.

At the front, the new Sorento features long, wrap-around headlamps and fog-lamps. The front also dons a larger yet more upright 'tiger-nose' grille, along with a unique three-dimensional diamond pattern first seen on the 2013 Kia Cross GT concept. The new Sorento, however, still features the nameplate’s signature long bonnet and wide D-pillar.

Furthermore, the new Sorento now has a more dramatic stance as it features a lower roofline, higher beltline and swept-back shape – all achieved thanks to new laser welding manufacturing techniques that make weld lines invisible.

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A Justice League-inspired Kia Sorento was unveiled at the San Diego Comic-Con as part of the partnership between DC Entertainment (DCE) and Kia Motors America. The Justice League-inspired Kia Sorento was the eighth and final custom vehicle built by the partnership. Its looks are designed by Jim Lee, the iconic comic book artist and DC Entertainment co-publisher.

Lee completed the customization of the Sorento before a live audience. The collection of all eight Justice League-inspired Kia vehicles will be exhibited throughout Comic-Con at the Interactive Zone at Petco Park. The vehicles were created to boost awareness of DC Entertainment’s “We Can Be Heroes” giving campaign. After the unveiling of the eighth vehicle, DCE President Diane Nelson announced that it would be the centerpiece of a special online charity auction on eBay, which proceeds will benefit the “We Can Be Heroes” campaign.

Nelson opened the 10-day charity auction, which is now live at www.ebay.com/wecanbeheroes until July 27, 2013. The 10-month partnership between DC Entertainment and Kia involved creating eight vehicles based on iconic characters that comprise the Justice League – Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg. Each of these characters is featured on their Kia model designed by Lee. The eighth car captures the entire Justice League, as drawn by Lee.

Read the entire article Last Justice League Kia unit unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con

Kia has a 60-second commercial in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl game that features its 2014 Sorento crossover. This TV ad is the second one for the Sorento’s new campaign. Last year, this Kia model ranked second in terms of sales. The 2014 Sorento was re-engineered and refreshed. It is set to arrive at showrooms in the second quarter.

The campaign focuses on how the features of the Sorento could help parents handle the challenges of family life. The ad being broadcast now is a 30-second spot known as "Tight Space.”

In the ad, a father activates the Sorento's optional power folding side mirrors as he drives into a tight parking spot. Since he can’t pass through the driver’s side door since there’s no room to open it, he gets out through the back of the car and shuts the automatic rear-lift with just a press on his key fob.

Read the entire article Kia to feature a 60-second commercial at Super Bowl with the 2014 Sorento

The 2014 Kia Sorento has arrived at the LA Auto Show showing not only a brand new design but also plenty of new stuff. The biggest surprise is that the 2014 Sorento has more than 80 percent of its parts new or significantly redesigned. In terms of design, the new Sorento features new front and rear fascia but also an overhauled interior.

A 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engine is now found as standard on the LX and EX models, replacing the previous 2.4-liter MPI 4-cylinder. The new engine delivers 191 hp and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. Still, the LX and EX models can have, as an option, a bigger engine.

The 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine, found as standard on the LX V6, EX V6, SX and SX Limited models, delivers 290 hp and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels or, optionally, to all four wheels using the Torque On Demand all-wheel drive system. No matter what engine you will choose, the 2014 Sorento comes as standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Read the entire article LA Auto Show: 2014 Kia Sorento is 80 percent new

Expect the new Kia Sorento to be more convenient, more fuel efficient, more environment-friendly, safer and much better to ride – thanks to a number of changes that the South Korean carmaker implemented on the CUV. The new-look Kia Sorento is now underpinned by a new platform and is now powered by enhanced powertrains that feature better fuel economy and lower emissions. It now boasts of additional convenience and safety features as well as better ride and handling.

Since the new Sorento dons a stronger structure and improved specifications, it is only right to match those changes with a fresh exterior look. To achieve that, Kia tasked its design team to restyle both its front and rear, resulting to larger areas of body-color surface. By paying careful attention to surface detailing, designers were able to reduce the Sorento’s aerodynamic drag to Cd 0.34.

Designers also developed these new exterior parts: new front and rear bumpers with vertical-axis fog lights; a new front grille and headlamps with LED positioning lights; and a new tailgate with reshaped LED combination lamps. Buyers could also avail of the optional 10-spoke machine finished 19-inch alloy wheels, depending on the Sorento model they purchased. They could also request a two-part glass panoramic roof with a single powered roller blind shade.

Read the entire article Kia updates the Sorento SUV

It appears that things are going well for Kia in the United States, as the Korean manufacturer announced that it is planning to add a third shift at its plant in West Point, Ga in order to boost production of the Sorento crossover to meet the demand.

According to dealers, the Sorento is brand’s best selling vehicle. Kia’s U.S. sales boss, Mr. Tom Loveless, said that Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia is currently recruiting workers in order to add the third shift, but he declined to say a date for the start of production.

For those who don’t know, Kia posted a 19 percent increase in vehicle sales, boosting market share from 2.9 percent to 3.1 percent and expects 2011 to be even better. Moreover, sales of the Kia Sorento quadrupled to nearly 109,000 last year and dealers even reported shortages for months.

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A recall has been issued for Kia Motors America’s 2010 and 2011 Soul and Sorento vehicles due to defective wiring harnesses that could short and lead to a fire.

About 35,000 vehicles are involved in the recall. This includes 23,972 units of the 2010 Soul compact crossover that feature a special lighting system that has illuminated front speakers in the interior door panel.

This feature is also seen in the “Limited” options package of about 11,213 2011 Sorento crossovers.

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Kia is making sure that the arrival of the 2011 Sorento is given an advertising launch that will blow everyone away. In fact, it is Kia's biggest launch ever and it will start off with a billboard in New York City's bustling Times Square that will be up until March.

The board, which is found on the south end of the square, will surely be seen when the famous ball drops on New Years Eve. 

In an interview at the L.A. Auto Show, Michael Sprague, vice president of marketing for Kia Motors America, said that it expects millions of people all over will see the new Sorento.

Read the entire article 2011 Kia Sorento to be visible when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve

Kia is not hampered by fuel price hikes and demand shifts towards diminutives in it development of its latest SUV versions. Kia introduced the seven-seat Borrego last year, and currently the carmaker has unwrapped official details for its brand new 2010 Sorento SUV which was introduced at the Seoul Motor Show today. 

The latest Sorento model comes with external design modifications to its proportion, coming in longer and sits lower than the previous model, and the fresh grill is absolutely quite attractive than the worn-out appearance of the retiring version.

Kia is keeping in step with other carmakers in its move towards the global market. Because of this, the South Korean carmaker says that the Sorento will come with a series of four powerplant options contingent on the region in which the Sorento will be sold.

Read the entire article 2010 Kia Sorento makes its debut at the Seoul Motor Show

Making its North American debut, the 2011 Kia Sorento is the first vehicle produced in Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia located in West Point, Georgia, its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. This was announced in a press conference by Kia Motors America during the Los Angeles Auto Show back in 2009, which also marked the debut of this crossover utility vehicle.

The Sorento was released to the market in early 2010 and encompasses the signature design cues that the brand is known for as well as the unique combination of safety, style, and value. This 2011 model-year vehicle gives consumers a well-appointed and well-equipped crossover utility vehicle that has the best power in its class and suits perfectly for a dynamic, discerning, and fun driver.

The 2011 Kia Sorento is based on the KND-4 concept that was originally shown in the same Auto Show way back in 2007. The 2011 Kia Sorento therefore has the same dynamic presence and swept-back line like the KND-4. With its large flared-back headlamps, prominent fog lamps, rounded nose, and angled window line, it is without a doubt a part of the Kia family as it exudes authority and strength.

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The longer and lower Kia Sorento SUV incorporates the new design DNA of Kia to its already “stand-out” looks with a more futuristic style and a bold sense of both dynamism and power. This SUV comes in either the five-seater or seven-seater option. The Kia Sorento is considered as a “Highline Cruiser’ that has a more luxurious and spacious cabin. High-tech features of the Kia Sorento include an engine start button, safety reversing camera, keyless entry, and it even has a panoramic glass sunroof.

Engineers at KIA replaced the usual body-on-frame structure with a newly designed monocoque bodyshell that improves refinement and reduces the weight by as much as 215 kg. The Kia Sorento is also sleeker than the prior models measuring 4.7 meters in length with a Cd 0.38 aerodynamic drag figure.

The Sorento utilizes 2.2-liter diesel engine, which is the popular choice for engines in Europe, and is capable of producing 197 ps. The engine can be paired with the 6-speed manual or Kia’s own proprietary 6-speed automatic transmission.

Read the entire article 2010 Kia Sorento at the Frankfurt Motor Show
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