2018 Kia Sorento is a mid-sized Crossover SUV that has been produced since 2002 by South Korean Kia Motors. Kia Sorento 2018 can be ranked among the middle-class SUV not only for the 4×4 drive but also for the flexible and variable interior but also for the excellent terrain behavior. Interestingly, the name Sorento is derived from the Italian city of Sorrento.
2018 Kia Sorento Design
The vehicle is excellent on the road even in very difficult terrain thanks to the four-wheel drive Four Wheel Drive System . Gradually, Kia Sorento acquired a sporting design featuring cast iron wheels, remote central locking, front and side airbags and a leather interior. The new design of the Kia Sorento was introduced in 2009 . This new version was launched in South Korea. The new 2018 Sorento was Kia’s first model, which began production at West Point Georgia , USA . From 2011, the Kia Sorento is available in three versions LX, EX and SX, which is the most powerful version and excellent fuel economy. Type LX and EX are available on the market with a 2.4-liter engine.
2018 Kia Sorento Engine
The Sorento is available in German-speaking countries with the following engines: With gasoline engines as 2.4 16V (102 kW / 139 hp and 192 Nm of torque), as 3.5 V6 (143 kW / 194 hp and 294 Nm) – from the end of 2006 replaced by a 3, 3-liter V6 petrol engine (177 kW / 242 hp and 304 Nm of torque) – or as a diesel with 2.5-liter displacement and common-rail injection (140 or 170 hp and 314-343 or 392 N.m torque) , Although the 103 kW (140 hp) diesel engine complies with the Euro 3 emissions standard , it is assigned to the permissible vehicle weight due to Group III. Thus, the taxes are equal to those of a Euro 2 vehicle. The same applies to the built-in from September 2006 170-horsepower diesel engine, just one step further: The engine meets without the now optional, open particle filter Euro 4, is due to weight but again assigned to Group III, causing the taxes on Euro 3 level.
For all four-cylinders, a five-speed manual transmission was standard equipment. The 3.5 V6, on the other hand, was always connected to a 4-speed torque converter, while the 140-horsepower diesel engine was optionally available until 2004. In 2004, this transmission was replaced by a new five-speed automatic torque converter. Here, the diesel transmission in the lower gears was quieter and the torque of the diesel increased from 313 to 343 N.m. In autumn 2006, the V6 engines also received a five-speed automatic, a manual transmission was still not available for this.
2018 Kia Sorento Safety and Price
The Kia Sorento was rated the highest mark of crash test by Euro NCAP and the Australian company ANCAP. The LX, which is the cheapest on the market, is priced at € 25,000. The 2018 Kia Sorento EX version starts at €28,000 and the most expensive level is the price of € 34,000, which of course also depends on the optional equipment.