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2011 Kia Sorento (US-spec) information and images
First official images and information about the 2011 Kia Sorento have been released by KMA.
Kia Motors America has released first official images and information regarding its all-new Sorento crossover. The 2011 Kia Sorento is set t go on sale in January 2010 and will be the very first Kia vehicle to be produced at Kia Motors’ US manufacturing plant, located in West Point, Georgia.
The all-new Kia Sorento adopts Kia’s latest styling DNA. It features attractive exterior design and spacious cabin that offers seating for up-to 7 people. It has grown in size compared to the predecessor and adopted new unibody platform, which replacesThe which provides car-like comfortable ride and
Buyers of the 2011 Kia Sorento can choose between two gasoline engines, that outperform similar engines from Honda and Ford in both, power ratings and fuel efficiency. Base 2.4L Theta four-cylinder engine produces impressive 172 horsepower, while larger, 3.5L Lambda II V6 delivers class-leading 273 horsepower.
Either of available engines in the 2011 Kia Sorento is mated to Kia’s all-new 6-speed automatic transmission, which has been co-developed with its parent Hyundai Motor Company. According to Kia, the all-new six-speed automatic gearbox offers improved fuel efficiency and improves vehicle’s performance. Six-speed manual tranny is available on base Sorento models. Both engines can be mated to either front or all-wheel drive configurations.
In addition to improved comfort and performance, the 2011 Kia Sorento hosts a number of high-tech features, including a push button-start ignition, rear sonar back-up cameras, voice-activated navigation, air ionization purification technology, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, auxiliary and USB audio input jacks for MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity. For the very first time, Sorento is also available with large panoramic sunroof.
“With a spacious, comfortable interior and multiple convenience features, the 2011 Sorento is the perfect, versatile choice for couples or young families taking a weekend getaway or merely handling everyday responsibilities,” said Tom Loveless, vice president of sales for KMA [Source: Kia]
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