ATLANTA, Mar 19, 2010 Following a central grand opening rite of Kias initial U.S.-based production trickery in West Point, Georgia, Kia Motors America (KMA) currently debuted a new 2011 Sorento SX crossover during a press discussion during a 2010 Atlanta Auto Show. The all-new Sorento has exceeded expectations given going on sale in early January, and now a new SX brings a CUV to new levels of comfort, convenience, record and pattern and will arrive in dealerships after this summer. The initial car to hurl off a line during Kia Motors recently non-stop state-of-the-art production trickery in West Point, Georgia, a 2011 Sorento is a loyal pitch of Kia Motors $1 billion joining to both a state of Georgia, a United States and North America.
Receiving vicious and consumer acclaim, Sorento has surpassed all expectations in usually a initial dual months on a market, heading both Jan and Feb sales and assisting grasp record-breaking sales for Kia Motors America, pronounced Michael Sprague, clamp president, selling of KMA. The serve of a 2011 Sorento to a Kia lineup has helped move new and some-more abundant business into a showrooms. And with a serve of a new SX trim we wish to raise Sorentos interest to even some-more consumers looking for a comfortable, worldly and well-equipped vehicle.
With a streamlined and appealing look, a 2011 Sorento represents a complicated CUV that is usually a right distance for todays consumer. With swept-back lines and pointed windows, vast flared-back headlamps and distinguished haze lamps, a perspective from a front conveys strength and power. From a rear, a dull behind and tail lamps set prominently within a lift embankment demonstrate a same forceful opinion and strength. Offering a some-more robust stance, a SX receives revised front and behind fascias to secrete additional management while combined chrome to a empty outlet, LED tail lamps and redesigned 18-inch amalgamate wheels with a hyper china paint finish boost a lush extraneous appeal.
Originally accessible in dual trim levels, LX and EX, SX adds an extended dimension to Sorento with styling that adds an edgier opinion and comes customary with a horde of luxury, preference and record facilities throughout. In serve to a intelligent pivotal with pull symbol start, leather-wrapped steering circle and change knob, telescopic steering wheel, exhilarated side mirrors, involuntary up/down driver-side windows and remoteness potion found customary on all EX models, upgrading to a new SX trim will serve spoil a occupants. Driver and passengers will advantage from leather-trimmed seats, exhilarated front seats, electrochromatic counterpart with Homelink and a voice-activated navigation complement with fill-in camera.
In serve to a considerable array of customary record facilities found on all Sorento models, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio complement with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities, auxiliary and USB audio submit jacks for joining personal MP3 players, and Bluetooth2 connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls to capacitate hands-free operation for all concordant mobile phones, a SX also comes customary with an Infinity Audio approximate sound complement with 10 speakers for a truly extended listening experience.
Raising a turn of excellence and sophistication further, a SX interior advantages from a singular lead sign cluster with a stitched scale housing, accent interior enlightenment and immaculate steel pedals. Chrome-finished roof rails, a lead accent along a hothouse and front and behind immaculate movement plates on a outward finish a look. A breathtaking sunroof also is accessible to raise a feeling of expanse and adds to Sorentos complicated appearance.
Without sacrificing a space, comfort and float that a stream Sorento already offers, Sorento SX will occupy a same unibody pattern with a ability to absolutely fit adult to 7 passengers. An altogether length of 183.9 inches and altogether breadth of 74.2 inches with estimable headroom, legroom and load ability facilely accommodates both newcomer and load needs for all drivers. Sorento SX will, however, be scarcely half of an in. reduce to a belligerent for a subtly sportier entrance while a reduce core of sobriety allows softened doing and aerodynamics.
The Sorento SX also facilities DFD (Dual Flow Damper) startle absorbers typically found on some-more costly vehicles. The DFD shocks, that have been privately matched to Sorentos MacPherson strut front cessation and a entirely eccentric mulit-link behind suspension, yield glorious doing characteristics but a oppressive float qualities typically compared with sport-tuned suspensions.
The SX comes corresponding to Sorentos some-more absolute 3.5-liter V6 engine, providing best-in-class 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque, some-more absolute than a Ford Edge and Chevrolet Equinox V63. Coupled to a new six-speed involuntary transmission, a V6 offers plenty energy and softened fuel efficiency. This all-new six-speed involuntary delivery is a exclusive pattern for Kia Motors that was designed, engineered and built privately for Kia vehicles, creation a code one of usually 3 manufacturers to occupy such a transmission.
To serve accommodate consumer needs, a engine can be corresponding to possibly front- or all-wheel-drive configurations, a latter entrance with a locking core differential to uniformly discharge energy to all wheels while handling a car during low speeds during some-more serious continue conditions. Drivers also will advantage from a customary Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Start Assist (HAS) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC), offering on all Sorento trims.
The 2011 Sorento SX is lonesome by Kias extensive guaranty program, that offers rare consumer protection. Included in this module are a 10-year/100,000-mile singular powertrain warranty, a five-year/60,000-mile singular simple guaranty and a five-year/100,000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance devise also is partial of a extensive car coverage.
Kia Motors is in a midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, that has been delivering boldly styled vehicles in several critical segments during accurately a right time, contributing to a brands continued gains in U.S. marketplace share. With dual new car introductions and several other pivotal initiatives designed for 2010, Kia is staid to continue a movement and will continue to build a code by pattern innovation, quality, value, reserve facilities and with new record such as UVO powered by Microsoft4 infotainment complement (to be accessible in name Kia models in a U.S. commencement in summer 2010). The launch of a all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, a central car of a NBA, serve enhances a lineup and is now in dealerships.
About Kia Motors America
Kia Motors America (KMA) is a selling and placement arm of Kia Motors Corporation formed in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a finish line of vehicles by some-more than 670 dealers via a United States. For 2009, KMA accessible a 15th uninterrupted year of increasing U.S. marketplace share and recently achieved a best entertain of sales ever. Kia Motors subscribes to a truth of building high value, high quality, protected and energetic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are sparkling and enabling and elicit a Kia tagline The Power to Surprise.
Kia Motors America is a “Official Automotive Partner of a NBA.” Information about Kia Motors America and a full car choice is accessible during a Web site www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, revisit www.kiamedia.com.
1 Kia vehicles fabricated during a Kia U.S. plant are built in a U.S. with U.S.- and globally sourced parts.
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