Updated KIA Sorento can present todayMarch 10, 2020
The company was not able to demonstrate the novelty at the Geneva Motor Show because of its cancellation.
On the eve of information appeared that the Korean company KIA is preparing a presentation of its new Sorento crossover for South Korean media. The situation with the coronavirus epidemic in South Korea is gradually declining, so the event may cause increased interest. The car is made on a new platform – its advantage lies not only in improved off-road qualities, but also in increased comfort.
By reducing the size of the engine compartment, it was possible to increase the wheelbase, improving the level of passenger comfort inside the cabin. So, with a general increase in length by 10 mm, the distance between the axles increased by 35 mm. In this regard, the new Sorento has a clear advantage over its competitors. The current generation of the crossover will be the third.
Initially, it was positioned as an SUV, but with the release of the second generation, the roll has changed towards comfort. Now, according to KIA representatives, customers will receive a revolutionary car.
In the markets of Korea, the USA and Europe, the novelty will receive a hybrid engine consisting of a 1.6-liter engine and an electric motor with a capacity of 44.2 kW. The total output of the power plant will be 230 hp Due to the use of such an engine, it is possible to achieve almost zero air emissions. In Korea and the United States, customers will also be able to purchase a car with a 2.5-liter engine producing 281 hp. A diesel version may appear later.
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