SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) models, which provide high performance in difficult terrain conditions while providing confidence and comfort in city life, have become one of the most frequently preferred vehicles in recent years. These models also have some technical features that differ according to the place of use and performance.
SUV models can be front wheel drive (Front Wheel Drive) or rear wheel drive (Rear Wheel Drive). Some SUV models have 4-wheel drive. These models, called 4×4, distribute the power taken from the engine to all 4 wheels. The difference of 4-wheel drive vehicles is that they provide superior driving safety in difficult terrain conditions and off-road roads.
We talked about the differences and similarities between the 4×4 and the SUV. Of course, there are also vehicles that carry the characteristics of these two classes. One of them is Kia Sorento. If you wish, let's examine the New Kia Sorento.
The Sorento, which has sold around 2002 million units since its debut in 1,5, remains one of Kia's most important and best-selling vehicles.
The design of the new Sorento builds on the strong and robust aesthetics of previous Sorento generations. The sharp lines, corners and dynamic body structure in the new design allow the vehicle to display a more sporty stance. The longer wheelbase, more space for passengers and their belongings, and upgraded technology make the fourth-generation Sorento stand out among other SUVs.
The fourth generation New Sorento also draws attention as it is the first Kia model to be produced with the brand's new SUV platform. New Kia Sorento, which hit the roads in Europe with hybrid and diesel engine options, adds a different dimension to its style with its plug-in hybrid version.
Sorento, with its fourth generation introduced in March 2020, was awarded in the "Design" category by Auto Bild Allrad, Europe's best selling automobile magazine.
The new Sorento is produced at 10 mm, 1.900 mm wider than the third generation Sorento. In addition, the vehicle is 4.810 mm long and 15 mm higher. This height also promises a smooth ride in rough terrain conditions.
Kia Sorento redefines the successful design of previous-generation SUVs, combining new styling elements with high-tech details.
The tiger-nosed grille, which organically wraps the integrated headlights on both sides in Kia Sorento's exterior design, gives the new model a confident and mature stance. At the bottom, there are LED daytime running lights for a better driving experience. At the same time, six different alloy wheel designs are available in the Sorento, from 17 inches to 20 thin.
While there are glossy surfaces, metal-textured and wood-like coatings in the interior design of the Sorento, there are also leather embossed patterns in the optional leather-equipped models. In addition, thanks to the large interior volume of Sorento, 4+2 and 5+2 seating arrangements are offered. This seems to be the reason for preference for large families.
In addition to the Bose premium sound feature, which was also found in previous generations, the vehicle also has a panoramic sunroof. Finally, the LX version has 8 USB ports. This provides ease of use in charging and connection.
Kia Sorento has different versions for different markets. Sales of the LX, S, EX, SX, SX Prestige and SX Prestige X-Line versions of the fourth generation Sorento vary by country. All versions are produced with front-wheel drive, except the SX Prestige X-Line, which includes 4×4 and hybrid versions.
For more responsive driving in urban or rural areas, the 2.5 Turbo option has 8 (PS) horsepower and 281 Nm of torque paired with an 421-speed wet clutch DCT. Together with the new Turbo-Hybrid, the current Sorento offers approximately 50% better fuel economy.
With the plug-in hybrid option, it can reach 261 horsepower and a pure electric driving range of approximately 48 km. With 227 horsepower and 6,36 l/100 km fuel consumption, it has the most powerful HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in its class.
More Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) are now standard. Other technological features of Sorento, which has Front Collision Avoidance Aid, Lane Keeping Aid, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Passenger Alert, are as follows:
- ● Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist – Parallel output
- ● Passenger Safe Exit Assistance
- ● Blind Spot Vision Monitor
You can find other performance and equipment features of Kia Sorento, one of the inspiring SUV models of the D class, from the table:
|Kia Sorento||2.5||Turbo 2.5||2.5 Turbo Hybrid|
|Motor||gasoline||gasoline||Gasoline – Electric|
|Gearbox||8 Speed Automatic||8 DSG Automatic||6 speed automatic|
|Cylinder Displacement (cc)||2.151||2.497||1.598|
|Electric Motor (kw)||-||-||44.2|
|Maximum Power (PS/rpm) – (kW)||Zones||Zones||180 / 5,500 - 42.2|
|Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm) – (Nm)||441,3 /1,750~2,750||421,69 /1,700~4,000||264,78 /1,500~4,500 – 264|
|Urban (L/100 km)||10,2||10,23||6,03|
|Extra-urban (L/100 km)||8,11||9,41||6,72|
|Average (L/100 km)||9,05||9,8||6,36|
|Rear View Camera||●||●||●|
|Three-Point Rear Seat Belts||●||●||●|
|ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors||●||●||●|
|Child Safety Lock||●||●||●|
|Driver and Front Passenger Airbag||●||●||●|
|Side and Curtain Airbags||●||●||●|
|Remote Control Central Lock and Alarm||●||●||●|
|Engine Locking System (Immobilizer)||●||●||●|
|HAC (Hill Start Support System)||●||●||●|
|TCS (Skid Prevention System)||●||●||●|