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Kia Sorento, the debut of the new platform

Kia Motors Corporation reveals new details on the new mid suv Sorento, which will make its debut in world premiere at the Geneva motor show.
the spotlight, the new platform and range of engines that equip the new generation of the popular model of the Korean house which will be the first suv based on the new global platform of the Kia sports utility vehicle of medium size.

Thanks to this platform with the compact structure of the engine compartment, a rush with more content and a longer wheelbase, the designers have been able to give a unique design and the original to the new Sorento, which, among other things, according to the house, will be able to offer a driving experience at the highest levels of comfort.

The overall length of the new generation has been increased by 10 mm compared to its predecessor, while the wheelbase is increased to 35 mm and now reaches 2.815 mm.

“The first generation of Sorento was launched in 2002 was supported by a sturdy frame body-on-frame that made it a vehicle of great reliability, good load capacity and versatile on every type of terrain of use – point at the headquarters – The move to a monocoque structure for the second generation in 2009, marked a fundamental change in the character and behaviour of the car, moving away from the use of off-road and focusing on the skills that are decidedly more road.
The new platform mid-size suv of Kia represents a third evolutionary leap that is just as important for Sorento, because it will allow the car to set new standards in its segment for space, practicality, efficiency, and quality”.

To report that the revamped Sorento will debut a powerful new turbo engine hybrid “Smartstream”, based on the powertrain thermal turbo T-GDi 1.6-liter mated to an electric motor from 44,2 KW powered by a battery pack lithium-polymer from 1.49 KWh (located in a compartment under the passenger seat, without limitazion on the habitability or on the ability of the trunk).

The two engines will work in synergy and ensure that it is, then, a system power up to 230 Hp and 350 nm of torque, to the benefit of a brilliant performance and low fuel consumption. In the course of the year to be followed by other engines, first of all, the variant plug-in hybrid.

On the front at the new Sorento will offer the first brake system multi-collision of the Kia is capable of limiting damage in the event of a secondary impact and that, depending on markets, will be available with a total of eight airbags.

Another novelty is the system smartphone Surround View Monitor remote allows you to control the surrounding environment of the vehicle with their smartphone, as well as via the classic monitor during the operation of the car park. (m.r.)

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