India-Bound Kia Motors Introduces Sorento Facelift

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South Korean automaker Kia has introduced the new facelifted Sorento SUV in its domestic market. The third-gen SUV made its debut in August 2014, and now the model has received an update.

The front fascia of the SUV features revamped tiger-nose grille, LED headlamp and ice cube LED fog lamps. The rear of the SUV also sports LED tail lights, new graphics and twin-tip mufflers.

Kia Sorento Facelift Launched In South Korea

The interior of the new SUV features new four-spoke steering wheel, touchscreen infotainment system and diamond-quilted leather seats. The SUV is equipped with safety features such as Lane Keeping Assist (LKA), Forward Collision Assistance (FCA), Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW).

The facelifted Sorento is available with three engine options, a 2-litre petrol, 2-litre diesel and 2.2-litre diesel motor. The 2-litre diesel engine comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The 2-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel engines get a new 8-speed automatic gearbox.

Kia Sorento Facelift Launched In South Korea

The new Sorento will go on sale in the global market later this year. Kia Motors has already announced its plans to enter the Indian market and will be showcasing its products at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.

Kia Sorento Facelift Launched In South Korea

DriveSpark Thinks!

Kia Motors has already announced its India entry. The automaker has revealed that its product portfolio in India will also include an SUV. So, Kia might also consider the Sorento for the Indian market as the utility vehicle segment is very popular in the country.

The Kia Sorento will rival against the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Isuzu MU-X in the Indian market.

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