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What will customers get when choosing Kia Sorento that has just been launched by Thaco, with a price increase of 300 million dong over the old generation and a price that is about 100 million dong more expensive than the Hyundai SantaFe?
In Vietnam, the Sorento 2021 is a leap when it comes to moving straight from generation 2 to generation 4. The price of this model also jumps, starting from 1,079 billion VND compared to the old generation is 769 million VND, causing a shortage. certain cantilever for customers familiar with old locator. In return, Kia brings many upgrades and new technology, creating a transformation for the Sorento 2021.
The car is 4,810mm long, 1,900mm wide and 1,700mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,810mm. These parameters stand out from the competition in the same segment and are louder than the previous generation. The new generation chassis is 5.6% lighter and the tensile and torsional strength increases by 4%. The above structure is also used on the Hyundai SantaFe 2021, not a model sold in Vietnam.
The casing uses a new ring design, adding high-strength steel plate and reinforcing contact points. The suspension has been improved, redistributed the load, and equipped with a new hydraulic valve for damping to increase steering response and comfort for passengers. Soundproofing is also a compliment on the Sorento 2021, smooth even with the diesel version.
The new model emphasizes the 2.2L Smartstream Diesel engine with an aluminum alloy body, 19.5kg lighter, 10% more injector pressure compared to the previous generation, maximum capacity of 198 horsepower. Wet-type 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for a sporty driving experience thanks to the quick gear shift. The knob controls are the same as on some luxury cars.
Korean models are increasingly eye-catching and Kia Sorento 2021 is also satisfied by many people in terms of their sporty, healthy and simplified details. LEDs are applied in almost all positions: lights, fog lights, daytime positioning lights, taillights and many ceiling light areas.
Previously, the car models brought to Vietnam were often called when cutting technology, but the Sorento 2021 highest version retains almost all of the features. The 12.3-inch electronic center screen has a variety of interface options according to the driving mode. The 10.25-inch wide entertainment screen floats into a cluster to the area behind the steering wheel.
The amenities such as lights, wipers, mirror folding, anti-glare mirrors, two-zone air conditioning … are automatic. The Sorento 2021 Signature also has a HUD glass display, front seat heating and cooling, steering wheel heating, two electric front seats with memory position, all doors are jam-proof with one-touch opening and closing, 12 Bose speakers …
In addition to the standard safety equipment in the segment such as 6 airbags, ABS brakes, EBD, ESC electronic balance, the Sorento 2021 highest version also has downhill support, blind spot warning on the screen, panoramic camera. 360 degrees, lane support, front collision avoidance, smart cruise control … The car allows remote start with key, electronic child lock, warning of forgetting passengers in the back seat …
Sorento 2021 also afternoon customers when the seat position also has a USB charging port. The third row of seats can be switched on and off and adjusted to the wind level. Two buttons allow people in the third row to enter and exit the vehicle conveniently. Meanwhile, the rear button of the trunk helps to fold the second row quickly, expanding the space when it is necessary to transport. The car has an option of 6 seats with the second row being two separate seats.
With the use of a new engine and chassis from the same “mother”, the Sorento 2021 considers the SantaFe 2021 a real competitor, not the current model. Lines such as Fortuner, Pajero Sport or Everest are about to have an upgrade, making the SUV market more exciting at about 1 billion at the end of the year.