2014 Kia Sorento in LA review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 30 November 2012 , 10:11:58 byEmil

Filed under KIALos Angeles Auto ShowSUVAsian

Kia Sorento in LA

Korean carmaker Kia introduced the new 2014 Kia Sorento at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. As you can see in the photo gallery, it has a restyled front and rear ends and very small modification on the inside. According to the carmaker 80% of the parts in the crossover are new or redesigned. Here we include the 3.3-liter GDI V6 engine capable of generating 290 horsepower. The V6 engine that powers the new Sorento is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel drive offered as an option.

You should also know that at the bottom of the range there is a 2.4-liter GDI 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 191 horsepower and 181 lb. ft. of torque. This engine replaces the 2.4-liter MPI. It uses a 6-speed automatic gearbox as well to send the power to the wheels. The new 2014 Kia Sorento also features an Electric Motor Driven Power Steering with three modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport. This replaces the hydraulic unit from the current Sorento.

The engineers have also installed a new chassis that according to them increases torsional rigidity by 18%. This way both handling and ride are improved. In terms of interior, designers have modified a lot. It has a redesigned instrument panel which features a 7-inch TFT LCD on premium trims. This actually projects a digital speedometer flanked by analog instruments, fuel level, engine temperature and the tachometer. The new 2014 Sorento features new controls on the center console. In terms of technology it also has the next generation UVO voice-activated infotainment system. In the second quarter of 2013, Kia will also introduce the SX Limited edition in addition to the LX EX and SX trims. These are all the details available on the 2014 model, but stay tuned.