[Photo by Kia Motors Corp.]
Kia Motors Corp. launched on Thursday facelifted Sorento with improved driving performance and design.
An upgrade to the 2014 model, the new Sorento is the first midsize sport utility vehicle (SUV) produced in Korea to be equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This offers improved acceleration, reduced noise and vibration, and a more comfortable ride, according to the company.
Buyers have a choice of 2.0-liter turbo gasoline, 2.2 diesel or 2.0 diesel.
The 2.2 diesel Sorento has a mileage of 13.4 kilometers per liter of fuel, the most competitive among its peers, and delivers a maximum horsepower of 202 PS and 45.0 kilogram-force meter torque.
The vehicles are available from 28 million won to 31 million won ($25,000 - $28,000).
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