The second-generation Kia Sorento will make its European debut at next month Frankfurt Motor Show. Featuring a absolutely new unitary monocoque set up instead of the tide exemplary’s ladder-body chassis, the all-new Sorento promises to bargain sharper major dynamics and greater body control. Furthermore, at 4,685 mm long, the seven-seater SUV is also better than its predecessor while Kia claims that its drag coefficient is now 0.38, down from 0.43
The Korean automaker has yet to circulate rotund details on the European promote line up, but Kia said that it expects the all-new 2.2-litre diesel piece to be the most prevalent engine pick in Europe. The new diesel produces 197 horsepower and 421 Nm of torque, and will be unfilled with both a six-quickness handbook or Kia’s all-new world-class six-speed regular transmission.
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Panu Vainamo, General Manager Marketing, Kia Motors Europe said: “With the new Kia Sorento, we have produced an all-new, ‘Highline Cruiser’ that we judge offers buyers the benefits of an exciting all-rounder with a, much broader draw.”
“Kia engineers have abandoned the initial Sorento’s body-on-skeleton construct and planned an all-new monocoque bodyshell – achieving an emphasis cost of up to 215 kg, awfully improving fuel cheap and contributing to a more controlled jaunt than probable from a 4×4,” Vainamo added.
Sales of the new Sorento are likely to outset in most European markets towards the end of 2009 while the UK will get the SUV in early 2010.