We already know the essential data New Kia Sorento 2015, the third generation This SUV whose official premiere will be in the next Paris Motor Show, which will take place during the first two weeks of October. According to preliminary information provided by Kia, the new Sorento It represents a step forward in many respects. From the aesthetic point of view, the new look can be considered an evolution with small revolutions, such as the front, very similar to the prototype Kia Cross GT. In this front area it highlights the more vertical grille that simulate 'nose of a tiger'And the wraparound headlamps and fog lamps larger. seen profile, he Sorento III sports a sleeker and more aerodynamic shapes, with a final inclination of steeper roof silhouette.
The exterior dimensions of the new Sorento 2015 also they are changing, with increased length 95 mm in a total of 4,780 mm, a height It decreases slightly 15 mm (1,685 mm) And a slight increase in the width 5 mm (up 1,890 mm). Meanwhile, the wheelbase is increased to a total of 2,780 mm (Grows 80 mm).
more spacious and better quality Interior
Settings new Kia Sorento III also undergoes conspicuous changes. At first glance, striking the more modern look and the prevalence of materials They are winning in perceived visual quality (The real, we will have to see when we put behind the wheel). The South Korean firm announces that it has worked on completion of the finishing touch with softer materials. This element combined with the use of noble materials as the leather (For some versions of equipment) bring to Sorento it a more premium.
although roofline is 15 mm lower, reconfiguring the passenger compartment in which new entries are included provides more headroom for the occupants of the three rows (the Sorento III it may choose 5/7 seats configuration, according to the tastes of the buyer). Meanwhile, the loading area is 87 mm longer, so that the volume of trunk It is also increased to a total of 605 liters (Grown in 95 liters of 5 seats in configuration). The second and third rows of seats will have various positions and can be folded into 40/20/40 ratio in the case of the second row.
Kia also it ensures significant progress in terms of refinement and comfort Marching in new Sorento III. The torsional rigidity of the body increases by 14 percent compared to the second generation, while new techniques have been used to isolation and soundproofing It is affecting the interior components used in the new body, glazed areas and engine compartment. Thus, the level measured in decibels transmitted to the inside is reduced from 3 to 6 percent.
Engines between 172 and 270 hp
Depending on the European market in which market the new Kia Sorento III, will be available up to five engines with power that can range from 172 and the 270 hp, depending on the version chosen. In gasoline, two variants of GDI direct injection of 2.4 liter and 3.3 version offer multipoint injection, while two renewed turbo Diesel 2.0 and 2.2 liters be offered.
Scheme suspensions of the Sorento II It inherited in the Sorento III, alone system McPherson and helical spring in the front and multilink shaft with helical spring on the rear. Here it is where there are small changes, since the auxiliary frame supporting the suspension has larger bushings, while the dampers are larger and are mounted vertically behind the now shafting.
The Sorento direction III It is also new and is much quickest, most direct and accurate, according Kia.
Safety and Equipment
Chapter active safety It will be broad in terms of available items. They include systems such as the ASCC (Adaptive Smart Cruise Control) or Intelligent adaptive cruise control, The device unintended lane change, the hazard warning frontal collision, the system blind spot monitoring, rear system and traffic control Slif information device speed limit the stretch of road that is circulating.
All previous systems new Sorento III must be added the Peripheral monitoring system Around-View Monitor with four cameras that they control everything that happens around the vehicle, an element very useful when parking. Finally, another technological system that provides this third generation system is the intelligent remote opening of tailgate that opens automatically when it detects the proximity of the driver and smart key.