2010 Kia Sorento CUV review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 2 April 2009 , 16:04:35 byAngela

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Kia Sorento CUV

Carmaker Kia is introducing the new Sorento CUV to the world. The first model was introduced back in 2002 and earned widespread media and public acclaim for its innovative styling, durability, off-road abilities and value-for-money. During the development of the new Sorento, Kia engineers ditched the old body-on-frame structure and designed an all-new unitary body shell with room for up to seven occupants. The real and perceived quality of the cabin is greatly enhanced and available high-tech features will include: keyless entry, engine start button, reversing safety camera, built-in satellite navigation and panoramic glass sunroof. The new Sorento will be manufactured with a total of five engines. The all-new Sorento CUV is longer and lower and it brings sleek styling and a futuristic touch to the world of the urban CUV. The 4.7-meter long new Sorento moves the vehicle design in this segment up to a new level of sophistication. Kia is sure current Sorento owners and new customers will be equally impressed by the generous proportions of the cabin, the special dashboard design, high-quality fit, discreet trim accents and the availability of different high-tech features. Depending on the model, the new vehicle will be equipped with a six, eight or ten-speaker audio system, with MP3 and iPod connectivity, plus built-in or external amplifier and a new sat-navigation system with a 6.5-inch screen. The buyers will have the opportunity to choose between different transmissions and drive trains depending on the model. 5-speed and 6-speed transmissions will be offered. Both the 6-speed transmissions are new or upgraded. For maximum stopping power, all new Sorento models are equipped with an all-disc braking system. Either as standard or an option, ABS anti-lock and EBD brake force distribution systems are available. Active safety technologies that buyers can specify include ESC, HAC, DBC, TPMS, plus several systems to boost braking performance during extreme conditions.