Kia Motors has in recent times joined the long race for the crossover SUV markets worldwide. The crossover SUV market has grown to be the most competitive market in the automobile industry in the last 5 to 6 years. Almost every brand has come out with their own mid-size crossover to cater to the growing demands in this segment, and the South Korean manufacturer come up with the new generation, 2017 Kia Sorento.
2017 Kia Sorento: Redesign Details
But since each of the budget segments within the crossover SUV market has developed a healthy competition within their own niche market, the standards for even mid-level and entry-level crossovers have been raised and every brand is attempting to offer the best overall package in whatever budget they launch their crossover SUV.
The 2017 Kia Sorento is one such crossover SUV currently being prepared for production soon, and promises customers a complete overall crossover SUV package. This model will definitely heat up the competition within its segment and give its rivals something to work on. With the 2017 Sorento, Kia Motors hopes to offer utility, aesthetics, driving pleasure and comfort all jumbled into one package.
Apart from a redesigned chassis, with a bigger dimension than previous editions, the 2017 Kia Sorento will come with a longer wheelbase with 3 inches added to it, and an overall larger body frame. A new grille that is simple, at trapezoid with rounded edges is flanked by a pair of hawkish narrow bi-Xenon headlights with an LED spotlight on the sides and a strip of daytime running LEDs overhead.
The reinforced bumper comes in industrial rubber and stain free polished aluminium. To the sides, the bumper is flanked by a pair of powerful dual LED bulb fog lamps. A simple and smart rear fascia has been given to this car, with a big pair of LED white and red taillights.
2017 Kia Sorento: Infotainment and Features
Cabin of the 2017 Sorento is larger, more spacious and ergonomically more comfortable than its previous version. Top of the line leather upholstery for the 5 way adjustable seats is standard for this car. The dashboard comes decked in a neatly organized fashion, with a 6 inch touchscreen infotainment console that controls advanced navigation, active cruise control, a host of web applications, a media player with satellite and internet radio, climate control, Wi-Fi, LTE and Bluetooth connectivity.
The infotainment console also controls safety features like lane assistance, blind spot monitoring feed, rear view camera feed, traction control settings, parking assistance and forward and side collision warning systems. A very handy tray compartment extends from the centre console, and includes a smartphone and tablet dock and a charging point is found with a host of other ports below the console, including USB and AUX ports.
2017 Kia Sorento: Engines and Price Range
Powertrain setups available for 2017 Kia Sorento would possibly include 3 options. The first one could be a 3.6-liter 6 cylinder V6 Lambda engine that gives around 290 HP. The second trim could be a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine that can produce up to 190 HP and finally a 2-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine that can give 240 HP. All drivetrains should come with the options for FWD or AWD.
The 2017 Kia Sorento should be launched by the end of next year and could have a price range from $25,700 to $44,000.