The Korean automobile giant Kia will soon launch a masterpiece crossover, and this crossover will be known as Kia Sorento 2017. This large crossover model belongs to the third generation of Sorento lineup, and it achieved IF design award for its prolific outer surface. It will be slightly different from its predecessors both regarding design and mechanical functionality. Kia is estimated to increase the measurement of this model to provide cabin area. According to experts, Kia will deliver this model with many top end high-tech amenities that weren’t present in the past models.
This Kia SUV is ideal for those people are who looking get a large crossover car for their family. Not much about the particular detail is known to everyone, but the journalists are predicting that this new model will surpass all its previous versions.
The Kia Sorento 2017 model will offer this model in five different, and they are LX, LX V-6, EX, SX, and Limited. This array of trim will provide the customer a great option configure their crossover according to their choice. The Kia has placed this model in between midsize and compact segment.
Kia Sorento 2017 – Looks and Shape
The outer surface of Kia Sorento 2017 has grown by some margin proving it to be an ideal option sophisticated family crossover. Sorento will hold traditional outlook but with some significant cosmetic makeover. Its new design on the outer surface will help it to boast a nice stance. There will be many modifications in the bodywork of Sorento due to alteration in dimension. Most of the amenities in the body will be redesigned so that it can complement then new design.
The front row of the crossover will boast a new LED headlight with daytime running facility and indicator, large mist light, skid plate, chrome accent grille, narrow lower vent, etc. The middle row will carry chrome accent roof line, two side mirrors with LED indicator, tinted side window with chrome panel, tapering at the lower door panel, large alloy wheels, etc. The rear portion comes with power lift gate, rear-view camera, massive LED tail lamp, rear privacy glass, revamped bumper, rear skid plate, etc.
The new Sorento 2017 will boast a sophisticated interior with the addition of many comfort and convenience features. The overall length of the car will be extended that will provide accommodation for more than five passengers. It will carry three rows of seats along with a large cargo area. The seats will get modern leather upholstery along with four-way power adjustable features, lumbar support, heating seats, etc.
The comfort and convenience feature of 2017 Sorento will cover:
- Dual zone automatic air conditioning
- Wireless charging
- Android Auto feature
- Adaptive cruise control
- Keyless entry
- LED ambient lighting
- large air ducts.
The entertainment feature will cover a premium music system with powerful sound box, Bluetooth, satellite radio, iPod connectivity, USB, AUX, etc. This crossover is expected to carry many safety features like ABS, lane departure warning, seat belt warning; hill start assists, etc.
Kia Sorento 2017 – Engine and Performance
Kia Sorento 2017 will utilize its new specification that will help it to generate better performance than its predecessor. It is expected to carry a 3.3 Liter V6 motor unit that will help this model achieve a maximum output of 290 HP. The engine details are still unknown for the lower level trims and Limited trim but according to some speculation 3.3 liter V-6 will be available for the LX V-6, EX V-6, SX V-6, Limited V-6 trim. Two more engines will be offered, one is to have a capacity of 2.4 liters with an output of 184 hp, while others will have a capacity of 2.0 liters with 240 hp.
This engine is expected to mate with a six-speed automatic transmission system along with the option of front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The exact EPA rating is unknown but according to some rumors, it is expected to stay around 18 mpg and 25 mpg.
Kia Sorento 2017 – Release Date, Rivals, and Price
The price of the base model of Kia Sorento 2017 will start from $26,000, and it will reach $42,000 mark for the top end version. Although Kia hasn’t officially launched the exact release date, but according to some speculation, it will be released in the last quarter of 2016. Sorento has many rivals in the market, but there are only a few crossovers that can outplay this model. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Edge, Nissan Murano will be its rivals, but Kia large SUV possesses the capability to give them a good fight.