Over time, Kia has been introducing superior and innovative style in its vehicles. This trend is expected to take effect on its renowned Sorento series. The 2016 Kia Sorento is going to feature in the auto world with an increase in size. 2016 Kia Sorento is going to be a feasible challenger to other famous crossovers like Toyota Highlander and the Chevrolet Traverse.
2016 KIA SORENTO: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
Based on earlier images, 2016 Kia Sorento is going to be longer and wider that the current model. Its wheelbase is expected to be longer by 3.1 inches, thus it will be 109.4 inches. Its height is also expected to be increased up to 3.7 inches in length. It will get a higher beltline while its height will be reduced by 0.6 inches. In terms of its cargo and passenger space, there is no exact information as to how much space will be added. However, its manufacturers will have to enhance its cargo and passenger space to make it a reasonable competitor that it previously was.
Kia has confirmed that in redesigning the 2016 Kia Sorento interior, manufacturers will use high quality soft touch materials in a great way. The manufacturers will also implement addition of the latest infotainment features. On its exterior, 2016 Kia Sorento will come with a totally redesigned front fascia. On its rear, there will e prominent changes which include redesigned taillights and a redesigned bumper.
Kia’s overseas marketing chief has also announced that in addition to design changes, this revamped model will feature a host of modern convenience and safety technologies, and also enhanced space, drivability and handling response. With the incredible input from Kia’s design center in Frankfurt, Germany, its cockpit will acquire a wrap around dashboard with a large touch screen which will run the infotainment system. The manufacturers have reported that its dashboard will be a simple as possible by stressing on function rather than on form. Again, buyers will have an option of selecting form a list options which include a heated steering wheel, a 360 degree camera, a remote controlled multi-position tailgate, power adjustable second row seats, a push button ignition, heated and cooled front row seats and a panoramic sunroof. Moreover, the 2016 Kia Sorento will come with adaptive cruise control, lane change assist, push button ignition, a lane departure warning system, blind spot detection camera and a rear view camera with cross traffic alert.
2016 KIA SORENTO: ENGINE AND OPTIONS
Its power will most likely come from the 3.3-liter direct injection V6 which produces 290 horsepower through a four cylinder engine. There are expectations of a front wheel version though the automatic transmission with about 6 cogs. It is again rumored that the base 4-cylinder engine will also be an option on this model. Moreover, the current 2.4-liter engine is expected to make a comeback on the 2016 Kia Sorento. There is also a possibility of a hybrid drive which might include a 2.3-liter petrol propelled engine which might come with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack.
2016 Kia Sorento: Price, Release Date and Competitors
Its prices are not yet disclosed, however, its base model is expected to cost approximately $ 25 000, while its high trim level might cost $ 40 000. Sources indicate that this car will be release in the second half of 2015 as a 2016 year model. Competitors of new 2016 Kia Sorento on market will be: Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota RAV4.