Did you know that the 2016 Kia Sorento’s design inspiration came from nature, as well as in the journey to nature’s outdoor adventures? Inspired by the Cross GT concept vehicle, it’s brawnier stance communicates a more rugged personality. One that is made to accept outdoor challenges with ease.
2016 Kia Sorento
So, if you’re ready to go on an adventure, hop into the 2016 Kia Sorento and get ready! Kia has been hard at work on recreating their brand and a passion for design and obsession with craftsmanship are part of their transformation formula. In fact, they have had their best 1st quarter ever in 2015 and only expect to see that trend to continue. Be prepared for a whole new driving experience.
Driver Aid Technology
New available technology, including Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS), Smart Cruise Control (SCC), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Surround View Monitor (SVM), help provide Sorento owners with a more convenient daily driving experience.
Advanced AWD System
The AWD system automatically routes power to the wheel with the most traction. When conditions call for more sure-footed capability, the 4WD Lock Mode splits engine power evenly between the front and rear drive shafts. The system also provides drivers the added stability of Torque Vector Cornering Control (TVCC). The TVCC system is activated when steering sensors detect unwanted understeer.
Four additional UVO eServices are now available: Geo-fencing, Speed Alert, Curfew Alert and Driving Score. New Kia App store features select apps that can be downloaded for free from iTunes® or Google Play. Download apps such as Yelp®, while Soundhound, Pandora® and iHeart® Radio come preloaded.
Many more new technologies are also featured in the new UVO system, including Siri® “Eyes Free” and Local Search – powered by Google® – for finding locations, addresses and points of interest. Sirius XM Travel Link, offering access to traffic, weather, fuel prices, sports scores, stock information and movie times, keeps you well connected while taking those weekend excursions in the Sorento.
Overall cargo volume is 74 cu.-ft., with another 11 cu.-ft. behind the 3rd row, providing plenty of space for essentials and active-lifestyle equipment without sacrificing rear-passenger room. In addition, an easy-folding lever allows various seating arrangements, flexible luggage space and greater overall versatility.
Users can fold the second-row seatback without opening the rear door by pulling the lever mounted on the luggage-area side trim. This feature allows quick and easy loading of large cargo.
The new Sorento offers improved wheel travel over harsh roads and revised bushings to help reduce road noise. Vertically mounted rear shocks contribute to a comfortable ride no matter what the driving conditions. Not to mention, the seating system is designed to offer optimum comfort and ideal seating positions to provide a comfortable ride to each passenger.
In addition to the features meant for adventure, the new Kia Sorento also has a great list of standard features found on each trim level:
- ABS, ESC, EBD, HAC
- LED positioning lights
- Cruise control
- Drive Mode Select (Eco, Sport, Normal)
- 17″ alloy wheels
- Heated outside mirrors
- SIRIUS/XM satellite radio and steering wheel audio controls
The all-new 2016 Sorento is the first Kia built in the United States. as well as the first to sell over 100,000 in 1 year. Not to mention, it is the first Kia to appear in Super Bowl commercial. Kia has invested over 1.4 billion since 2002 into their manufacturing plants, headquarters, design studio and proving grounds. With more than 20 new or significant redesign vehicles since 2009, Kia is still focused on breath taking designs.
It is time to step up and take notice because Kia is challenging everything people think they know about them with their evolving brand image. They ARE a brand new brand… and the new Kia is here.