Naza Kia Malaysia has introducws the Kia Sorento HS and Sportage GT Turbo Diesels for the domestic market. The diesel-powered variants of the Sorento and Sportage are powered by the 2.2 CRDi (Common Rail Direct Injection) and 2.0 AWD GT CRDi engines for up to 440Nm and 400Nm of torque and improved fuel efficiency, with approximately 1,000km on a full tank.

Delivering a premium look and feel, the 2017 Sorento HS Turbo diesel effortlessly blends style, practicality and technology. The styling changes subtly alter the character of the updated Sorento, highlighting its sleek and dynamic bodyline profile, thus creating a sophisticated continental appearance and ensuring the New Sorento has a commanding road presence. The face of the Sorento incorporates projector HIID with adaptive light system headlights as well as a huge radiator grille, with a distinctive three-dimensional cubic mesh pattern. Finally, the Sorento is equipped with 19-inch premium chrome wheels.

Inside, the 2017 Sorento follows a ‘modern and wide’ theme that provides the interior with a stable, horizontal layout and appearance. Its leather upholstery creates a modern luxury feel to the cabin and gives the Sorento a genuine premium vehicle ambience. Additionally, the Sorento has a number of on-board technologies to improve convenience and further enhance the ownership experience including an interactive Multimedia Infotainment System, 7-inch TFT LCD screen on the supervision cluster, a smart power tailgate, 10-way power assisted driver seat, seat variations for the 7-seater, Smart Parking Assist System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), electronic parking brake and drive mode select system, allowing the driver to choose from Normal, Eco or Sport.

Equipped with an R 2.2 CRDi engine which produces 200 PS and 440 Nm of torque, the engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Sorento’s front suspension is fitted with Macpherson Struts to improve ride quality while the rear suspension is fitted with a Multi-Link suspension which incorporates both superior ride and handling stability.

Safety suite equipped on the Sorento comprise six airbags, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock brake system (ABS) and hill-start assist control (HAC), as well as a High Strength Steel (AHSS) body structure.

The colors available range from Imperial Bronze (new), Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl and Silky Silver. The Sorento HS Turbo Diesel 2.2L CRDI is priced at RM191,888. It comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Looking at the Sportage GT, the bold look gives out a sense of sporty and energy from every angle. Echoing the contrast of smooth and sharp shapes found on some of the most iconic modern fighter jets, the Sportage GT creates visual harmony out of the tension between sharp, defined feature lines and smooth surfacing.

Its distinctive new ‘face’ emanates a seductive force thanks to its elegantly designed headlights with LED daytime running lights, ice cube LED fog lights and Kia’s signature grille, as well as the 19-inch premium chrome wheels.

This diesel variant also boasts an elegant interior that beautifully mixes innovation, comfort and world-class design infused with premium materials. The refined driver-oriented cockpit promises optimal control by maximising clever functionality. The result is an interior that majors on refinement and modern sophistication with greater soundproofing measures adopted to reduce significantly the intrusion of exterior noise. A range of advanced on-board technologies improve the ownership experience. This includes the Multimedia Infotainment System, 6-speaker sound system, a supervision cluster with a large 4.2-inch TFT-LCD screen and driver and passenger power seats.

Exemplary performance comes in the form of the Sportage GT Turbo Diesel’s 2.0-liter CRDi engine, producing 185 ps and 400Nm torque with Dynamax AWD and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Dynamax AWD offers a higher level of safety by intelligently distributing traction forces.

The front suspension is fitted with Macpherson Struts to enhance steering response and provide a comfortable ride feel. The rear suspension is fitted with a Multi-Link suspension that boosts ride comfort and driving stability.

Its top-of-the-line essential safety features provide a comfortable environment for occupants while emphasizing optimal convenience. These safety features include six airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability control (VSC) and hill-start assist control (HAC), as well as a High Strength Steel (AHSS) body structure.

Available in Cherry Black, Mercury Blue, Fiery Red, Snow White Pearl and Mineral Silver, the Sportage 2.0L AWD GT CRDi is priced at RM159,888, along with a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage.