The 2017 kia Sorento is a sports utility vehicle produced by the automaker Korean Kia Motors since 2002. In 2009 the 2nd-generation of Sorento was presented. Today, the 2017 kia Sorento is sold in many countries around the world. In Malaysia, kia Sorento is sold as Naza Sorento.
The Kia Sorento is the first large SUV produced by Kia and is positioned one step above the Sportage. Born from the Project BL the Sorento is built on the same platform to step shortened the Hyundai Terracan that has been appreciated for its excellent off-road versatility thanks to the frame side members to source Mitsubishi and robust mechanics with the gearbox with gearbox and all-wheel drive insertable with differential locking. The house needed a powerful vehicle that could raise both the quality standards of the brand and at the same time meet the needs of the European and American audience that saw the market for Sports Utility Vehicle grow rapidly. Thus Kia exhibited the final model in 2002, with start of production took place February 27 of that year. The car’s name was already decided in December 2001 and was inspired by the town Sorrento symbol of beauty and vitality Italian.
2017 kia Sorento Design
The 2017 kia Sorento design, was designed by Byung-Jun Min for the European taste and defined in March 2000. The subsequent development cost 260 million euros. In 2004, the German market achieved a market share of four percent, followed by the Porsche Cayenne and the Volvo XC 90. 2017 Sorento took eighth out of 44 SUV models on the German market, which resulted in an unusual delivery time of up to twelve months for this manufacturer.
Sorento’s best-selling engine was the common-rail turbodiesel 2.5 CRDi with 103 kW/140 hp. The two-color varnish was included in the upper EX-equipment, however, one-color models were only available with the basic equipment LX. This changed with the revision in the autumn of 2006. The leather equipment was previously only available in gray in Germany.
2017 kia Sorento Engines
In Europe, the kia Sorento (Korean SUV) is imported with a range consisting of two engines: a 2.4-liter petrol and a 2.2-liter turbodiesel. The 2.4 engine is part of the family Hyundai Theta II and is a four-cylinder with electronic fuel injection , dual variable timing valve (D-CVVT) and distribution to four valves per cylinder (16 valves total), delivers 174 horsepower (128 kW) at 6,000 revolutions per minute for a torque of 225 N · but 3,750 rev/min. The performance of the 2.4 are only modest and are penalized in versions with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission. The kia Sorento 2017, EcoSuv possess of more affordable operating costs, it’s approved Euro 5.
The kia Sorento 2017 model’s diesel engine is the new 2.2-liter CRDI part of engine family Hyundai R-Line designed and manufactured by the Korean automotive group, the 2.2 common rail has the variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), four valves per cylinder and aluminum crankcase. The maximum power is 197 horsepower (145 kW) delivered at 3,800 rpm with a torque ranging from 421 N·m 1,800 rpm, but the version with the manual six-speed transmission of up to 436 N·m always at 1,800 rpm retail six-speed automatics. Equipped with an active particulate filter on the 2.2 CRDI meets the Euro 5 standard.
2017 kia Sorento Safety
Among the technological devices the 2017 Sorento brings the debut of the Supervision Cluster system that improves visibility and reading of the instrument panel, this has allowed us to give a more sporty design of the dashboard is divided into three aluminum dials. The graphic uses a retro red illumination for the internal data while the graphics turn blue for places more data at the extremes of the quadrants. Brightness can be adjusted according to the driver’s demands. The radio supports files MP3 and also has six charger CD. In the lower part of the dashboard, outlets were housed Aux and USB. The flagship versions of goodwill have a button with smart key. The 2017 kia Sorento with automatic transmission has the electronic handbrake.