The much-circulated all-new Kia Sorento is almost set for debut by the folks at Naza Kia Malaysia. Prior to its domestic entrance, the third-generation Kia Sorento has tallied a total global sales of 450,000 units and is deemed to ‘revolutionize’ the SUV-segment market. SUV enthusiasts in the country can go ahead and visit any Kia showrooms to book ahead its unveiling later in the month.
The new Kia Sorento shares the marque’s brand identity and is targeted at go-getters who lead a confident and active lifestyle. “This is what the buyers have been waiting for. With fuel-efficient diesel or petrol engines to choose from, 7 seats, multiple awards and the only SUV in the market with 19-inch chrome wheels, customers who make their bookings early will be among the first in the country to own this one-of-a-kind SUV as soon as possible. In 2016, we expect our sales volume to expand by double-digits and the new Sorento will play an integral part in achieving this target,” Dato’ Samson Anand George, Automotive Group Chief Operating Officer of Naza Corporation Holdings, said.
Recognized for its exemplary features worldwide by automotive juries since its international introduction, the new Sorento boasts a full mantle of awards such as outstanding product design at the Red Dot Awards, design award at the iF Design Awards, highest ranked mid-sized SUV in initial quality by JD Power, Best Family SUV at the Drive Car Of The Year Awards, Best Family SUV at Australia’s Best Cars Awards, Car of the Year at the Cars Guide Car of the Year Awards; and the International SUV of the Year at Road & Travel Magazine’s International Car of the Year (ICOTY) Awards.
Delivering a contemporary look and feel, the new Kia Sorento effortlessly blends style, practicality and technology for distinctive appeal. In looks, the new Sorento has a smoother, swept-back profile and sculpted surfaces to acknowledge the SUV’s higher level of sophistication.
On the inside, the new Sorento is wider and lengthier than its predecessor to afford more overall space. Thanks to quality materials and trim levels, the Sorento offers a cabin that’s plush and premium. Numerous innovative features have been instilled as well, including smart power tailgate, smart parking system, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and rear sunshine blind.
Occupants can expect class-leading safety features designed for maximum protection such as: six airbags, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock braking system (ABS) and hill-start assist control (HAC) among many others.
The new Kia Sorento is available in Petrol and Diesel variants at an estimated starting price of RM 158,000, along with the standard five-year warranty and unlimited mileage.