Looking at upcoming 2018 Kia Sorento it is easy to say that Kia really grows up and managed to create a vehicle which is definitely going to be loved by the customers. It is still hard to gather every information which is mated to new Sorento because his release date is still far away but one thing is sure, new Sorento definitely won’t be released with some amazing design changes. We are hoping to see new Sorento which is stronger, faster and more capable. We’ve prepared small review about 2018 Sorento to see what can you expect from it.
2018 Kia Sorento – Redesign, Exterior and Interior Specs
Lately, we’ve seen some pictures of new 2018 Kia Sorento getting tested on the road. On those pictures, new Sorento is shown with heavy camouflage on his exterior which tells us that we can expect some changes to happen. Since front part of this SUV is covered the most, that is the part where we can expect the biggest changes to happen. We are looking forward to seeing larger and wider grille which will be connected to the thinner headlights. Under them, we expect to see larger fog lights which will also use some newly developed LED lamps for better visibility.
The basic version of new 2018 Kia Sorento will be equipped with 17.0-inches alloy wheels while the best equipped trim levels will be placed on 21.0-inches ones. Kia announced that new Sorento will be placed on the newly developed platform which will provide him longer wheelbase and it’ll allow him to use more carbon fibre and aluminium which will result from him getting his pounds reduced. On the back, there will be larger taillights which can increase his visibility and safety.
Interior of new 2018 Kia Sorento is still hidden from the eyes of the customers because Kia have something really special prepared. Even though new Sorento is only mid-size SUV he’s going to have the third row of seats added but we must mention that in that 3rd row of seats adults won’t have room to sit, it is reserved only for children. Cargo space isn’t amazing but it is more than enough when you fold third and second row of seats. There will be so much new functions added inside new 2018 Kia Sorento and some of the basic ones will be: newly installed audio system, new digital climate controller, parking sensors, all-around view camera, blind spot monitors, hill assistant, adaptive cruise and traction control and many others which Kia still don’t want to reveal to the customers.
2018 Kia Sorento – Engine, Transmission, Abilities
New 2018 Kia Sorento will be released with 3 engine choices and you’ll be able to choose the one you love the most. The 1st and basic option will be 2.4-liter inline-4 unit which is equipped with 185 hp and torque of 178 lb/ft. The 2nd choice for new Sorento will be 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged unit which is capable to develop 240 hp and 260 lb/ft as maximum torque amount.
The 3rd and final choice for this mid-size SUV will be a 3.3-liter V6 unit. It can supply new Sorento with 290 hp and with torque amount of 252 lb/ft. The 6-speed automatic transmission system will be the only choice for new Sorento and for his engine choices. It’s going to be able to send the power to every one of four wheels on this SUV but not in basic trim levels. Only in some higher one which needs to you to separate more money.
2018 Kia Sorento – Price and Estimated Release Date
Starting price for new Kia Sorento 2018 will probably be around the $27.000. It isn’t cheap but it isn’t to much expensive either. We still don’t have official release date ready but we know he can’t be offered before the beginning of 2018.