Kia Sorento is a very popular SUV which brings a facelift for all fans around the world. While you look at spy photos which are caught during the cold testing, we will try to explain what’s new in relation on 2018 Kia Sorento. The first thing that we notice is a heavy camouflage which covers new Sorento. For someone who carefully follow a South-Korean brand, we know that it is very strange because a new generation appeared two years ago. No, this will definitely be new exterior design. Maybe you are wondering is it possible if we know that is a current generation in 2015 is promoted. Whatever, this mid-size SUV does not cease to surprise us. In US market, new Kia Sorento will continue its production in West Point assembly, Georgia.
2018 Kia Sorento – Exterior Design
Designers have properly executed changes on the body so that new 2018 Kia Sorento will be different than before. Kia Carnival will give a body-on-frame platform for new Sorento. According to the specification, you can expect next dimensions: length 109 inches, width 187 inches, height 66 inches and wheelbase 109 inches long.
Just look at front fascia and you can notice a large number of changes such as new sports headlights and honeycomb grille. For example, grille looks more different than the previous version. Further, designers also changing hood, front bumper, and air vents. Now will these novelties help that vehicle has better aerodynamic features. When we talk about a profile, the main focus will be on the doors, side mirrors, and windows. As a result of this effort, it has a sportier design which is more attractive than your competitors. However, unlike above mentioned factors, rear end brings minor changes and looking like before.
2018 Kia Sorento – Interior Design
Many of you are wondering what does bring the interior. Unfortunately, we don’t have spy shots from inside and we can only guess. There are rumors that 2018 Kia Sorento will be inspired with cousin Mohave. If you don’t know what that exactly mean just to tell you that is it a luxury concept. Dashboard takes quality materials unlike before where occupants regret on cheap plastic. You should expect changes on steering wheel to make management processes easier. That’s not all; car maker offers two versions with five and seven seats. The distance between rows is enough for a comfortable journey. Further, some rumors talk about enriched trim levels and advanced systems which come into the instrument panel. Be patient and detail information will get very soon.
2018 Kia Sorento – Engines
What about specification? New code name testified that is a word about something more than small changes. US specification into 2018 Kia Sorento brings three different engines. Basic is 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which generates 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. Second has smaller volume but gives more outputs. It is turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit with 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The third option achieves a peak when is power and torque in issue. Premium version disposes of with a 3.3-liter V6 engine which produces 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. In addition, the carmaker is preparing new diesel option for better fuel consumption. These engines will take six-speed automatic or manual gearbox which sends power to the front-wheel and four-wheel.
2018 Kia Sorento – Price
Price policy depends on of innovations, market conditions, and other factors. According to current conditions we can predict price between $25,000 and $42,000. Direct competitors are Mazda CX-5 and Honda CR-V.