The new makeover Kia has given its Sorento has been spot on. Since its debut in 2003 they have made so many redesigns and improvements it is nearly recognizable, and they are all for the better.
The new design is evolutionary carrying some of the similar lines from the previous generation with a sampling of design cues from the Kia Cross GT concept that was shown at the Chicago Auto Show in 2013. The new design is slightly larger — three inches in length and wheelbase. These changes translate to more interior space for the three row configuration and more cargo space. The front end is distinguished with distinctive new LED positioning lights, and the overall look is more masculine and aerodynamic.
“The all-new Sorento has been passionately designed and obsessively crafted, delivering class-up premium materials and features in a more capable package,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, KMA. “Increased use of advanced high-strength steel and additional structural reinforcement have resulted in improved torsional rigidity, which pays dividends behind the wheel in the form of better ride comfort and driving dynamics. Couple that with significant reductions in NVH and it’s clear that the 2016 Sorento sets Kia’s new standard for the blending of refinement and capability.”
The rich Merlot Nappa leather seats in our test vehicle have a diamond perforated pattern and heated and ventilated in the front. The dash materials are stitched and the interior is accented with bright trims. Kia designers did a good job on control placement of the large, well-marked buttons on the center stack, console and on the steering wheel.
Come test drive one for yourself today at Southwest Kia – Mesquite 1919 Oates Dr. Mesquite, TX or give us a call at 214-694-2800!