Over the years, the concept of the Kia Sorento has changed, which has allowed the engineers and designers the ability to present consumers with a high-class sport utility vehicle. In addition, Kia has been able to present such a vehicle for thousands of dollars less than its high-class competitors. With that being said, it is widely hoped that the 2018 Kia Sorento will match the fervent anticipation that is currently surrounding it. The following will explore what is currently known as well as speculated regarding the forthcoming model variant of the Sorento.
2018 Kia Sorento – Drivetrain Configuration
The power units for the new addition to the Kia portfolio will find themselves smartly mates with a 6-speed transmission on all model variants. The power units will consist of a four cylinder 2.0-liter and a 2.4-liter unit that will respectively produce an output of upwards of 240 and 185 hp. There will also be a 3.3-liter V-6 engine that will deliver upwards of 290 hp. With the engine options that are being made available to automotive consumers, it has been widely stated that the fuel economy rating will be enhanced. This is certainly a component that will be quite popular with consumers on either side of the pond.
2018 Kia Sorento – Exterior and Interior Changes
Per a number of rumors, the forthcoming offering of the 2018 Kia Sorento will be afforded a redesign that will make it more powerful as well as bigger. The headlights and the front grille will be wider than previous models with upgrades that are said to differ accordingly. Unfortunately, at this time, this is all that is known about the exterior. There is a bit of conjecture that indicates that the exterior will present to consumers as a far sportier and aggressive looking vehicle that will appear to a larger audience. Within the next few months, it is certain that the automaker will disclose additional information.
According to a number of reports that are stemming from unofficial automotive websites, the cabin will be aggressive and bold in its styling. Additionally, the cabin will deliver a quiet ride for both the driver and their passengers. Consumers will be pleased to find comfortable seating, under floor storage, UVO multimedia entertainment, third-row seating as well as advanced safety features. Also, the following are optional as well as standard features that are expected to be across of trim levels: heated mirrors, climate control, heated seats, ambient lighting, wireless internet, push start/stop button technology, hands-free calling, lane change assistance, updated satellite navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, a crash avoidance system and more.
2018 Kia Sorento – Release Date and Price
The 2018 Kia Sorento will begin arriving in dealership showrooms no earlier than October of next year and no later than November within the United States and Asia. Within the markets of Europe, Australia, and Canada, the Sorento will not arrive until early within the calendar year of 2018. The base pricing of the forthcoming high-class sport utility vehicle has been estimated to fall within the comfortable neighborhood of $27,000 within the American automotive market. As we begin to move closer towards the close of the year, it is certain the budget conscious motor company will begin to reveal additional information.