Going strong

The KIA Sorento heralds a new stylish generation of SUV

Going strong

Defiant from the word go thanks to an explosion of modern styling and exploitable power, the third generation KIA Sorento is everything you’ll ever need from an SUV,  all wrapped up in one sophisticated package.

A truly inspiring drive, this adventure-ready vehicle has launched KIA into the premium market spotlight with its luxurious finish and abundance of technological features, which include Blind-Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and a Smart Power Tailgate, among others.

The Sorento’s interior illustrates KIA’s fervour in every aspect of the car’s design. The blend of soft and tactile materials, the option of seating for seven, the inclusion of a panoramic sunroof, remote rear-seat folding and independent air-conditioning controls deliver an opulent foundation to transport you on each blissful trip, and it’s this attention to detail that has won the sleek vehicle a number of design accolades, including a much coveted Good Design Award.

On the road, its presence is unmatched. With dynamic handling and superb comfort, the Sorento is a revelatory departure from the type of vehicle we’ve come to expect from KIA. Highly capable, with engine options to suit any lifestyle, the Sorento is up for a challenge. Its standard on- and off-road abilities are further enhanced by a multitude of off-road features, making it the perfect companion – no matter the terrain. That’s one of the reasons it came out top in the J.D. Power 2015 US Initial Quality Study’s mid-size SUV category, which rates owners’ perceptions of quality, driving experience, engine and transmission performance.

Powerful, dynamic and undeniably elegant, the Sorento is a reinvention for the brand. It’s no wonder that this SUV has racked up so much praise, most notably its place as a finalist in the prestigious 2016 WesBank / SAGMJ Car Of The Year competition and the title of Road & Travel Magazine’s International SUV of the Year 2015.

For more information, visit kia.co.za.

Text: Curtis Tissen; Photography: Courtesy image
April/May 2016

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