Kia Sorento 2018 review: PRICE, SPECS, ENGINE

Kia Sorento 2018

Updated 2018 Kia Sorento review showcased in Korea. An updated crossover Kia Sorento Prime 2018-2019 joined the car maker’s fresh line-up and was officially showcased on July 20, 2017 in South Korea. Having faced the planned restyling in the third year the Kia Sorento 3 generation, also dubbed the Kia Sorento Prime, obtained a renewed exterior view, updated interior, not to mention a fresh 8 automatic transmission as well as a sport version of Tuon. In our review we offer you all information about the updated Kia Sorento – pictures, videos, in addition to the price and configuration, technical specifications of the Korean crossover. In South Korea sales of the brand new Sorento have already started at a price of 27.85 million won.

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Changes in the exterior of the updated Kia Sorento can be regarded as cosmetic. The designers slightly adjusted the body of the crossover, making it look more modern and stylish.

The Korean mid-size SUV has acquired LED headlights and fog lamps with 4 LEDs in the renewed front bumper. Other changes include a smart cosmetic grille, a modified rear bumper with a double-barrel exhaust pipe nozzle, not to mention modernized LED headlights with excellent graphics. The car also boasts 19-inch alloy wheels of a strikingly new design. The installation of new bumpers has increased the overall length of the updated car’s body to 4800 mm.

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Separately it’s worth mentioning the new, conditionally sporty version of Tuon for the restyling Kia Sorento. In addition to more rigid shock absorbers and shortened springs, compared to the regular Sorento, the bright details decorating the exterior, including the cosmetic grille, the rear view mirrors, the railings and wheel disks are painted black. Additionally, there are standard chrome patches on the doors as well as side steps with a bubble surface providing the anti-skid effect.

Inside we see a new four-spoke steering wheel (in lux versions it comes with electric steering column adjustment), a new 8-step automatic transmission control stick, a smartphone charging platform, a quilted leather seat, a multimedia complex with Apple CarPlay support and Android Auto.

An electrically driven luggage compartment door (optional) opens automatically without using hands (the sensors pick up the signal from the key fob if the owner is next to the rear of the car for a few seconds). It’s possible to change the height of the door if required.

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Technical characteristics of the updated Kia Sorento 2018-2019

The main innovation of the Korean crossover is the newest 8-speed automatic transmissions developed by engineers of Kia-Hyundai (just to replace the 6-speed automatic transmission). The new 8-speed transmission is 3.5 kg lighter than the 6-speed automatic one. It’s equipped with a compact oil pump and a simplified valve system. At the same time, the 8 automatic transmission boasts a higher efficiency with an increased to 34% ratio of the lowest gear to the highest, thus ensuring better engine efficiency.

The line-up of engines shifted to the updated crossover from the pre-reform SUV fully intact. In Korea, the version of Kia Sorento is offered with a petrol four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo 240-hp engine as well as a pair of four-cylinder turbo diesel motors with 2.0-liter 186-hp and 2.2-liter 202-hp. The car comes with either the front-end or all-wheel drive.

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