One of Kia’s largest crossovers is ready to debut. It is a 2016 Kia Sorento which will get a completely new design and many changes.
Changes and exterior redesign
The brand new 2016 Kia Sorento will show some great changes and improvements in every segment we can imagine. It will get a new body structure, engine, and interior with some new features. The biggest changes are made considering its size. New Sorento will have longer wheelbase for around 3.1 inches. Therefore, the whole body will be longer and wider. Speaking of the exterior, it will get fresh and handsome look with some nice details. We can say that it will be one of the most attractive cars in its class. The front end of the vehicle will get a new mesh grille and refreshed head lights. They will be narrower than before and equipped with LED lighting. We can expect revamped air intakes and fog lamps. They will look a bit bolder. The wheels will be in sizes from 17 to 19 inches. 2016 Kia Sorento will be offered in following trim levels: L, LX, EX, SX and SX-L models.
Design of interior and technology
When we take a look inside of 2016 Kia Sorento, we will notice sophisticate cabin with more soft-touch trims. Since the new Sorento will be larger, therefore, the cabin will be more spacious and comfortable. Seats will be more comfortable than before, and with support. They will be adjustable and headed as well, which will depend on model. It will have three rows of seats. An eight-inch touch screen will be placed on the center of the dashboard. Speaking of the equipment, it will include many infotainment and safety features. Some of them are navigation, a rearview camera, audio system with ten speakers etc. It will be provided with airbags, anti-lock brakes, blind-spot warning system and many others.
Engines and horsepower
2016 Kia Sorento will be powered with several engines. One option is a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine. This engine will be able to produce 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. The other option is a 3.3-liter V6 engine. It can deliver up to 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. The last is a 2.0-liter inline-four turbocharged engine. It can make 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. As for the transmission, it will be paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Release date and price of 2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento should appear on the market in late 2015 or in early 2016. As for the price, it should be around $25,000 for the base model.