2016 Kia Sorento SUV Changes

By | 05/22/2014

The 2016 Kia Sorento will come as an improved and refreshed model. Although all information regarding the 2016 model isn’t known at the moment, we must say that, so far, the new Sorento sounds pretty exciting. The 2016 Kia Sorento will have more or less all its segments improved in a way. The exterior will follow the Cross GT concept, as expected, while the interior will offer more space and comfort. The new model will probably have seven seats, which are novelty and a nice surprise.  In addition, the cabin will be more posh and luxurious now, offering more gadgets and some new perks. As for the powertrain, the only verified information is that the 2016 Kia Sorento will have a hybrid option available, and this drivetrain will satisfy most customers’ needs. As for the other options, some rumors claim they will remain the same as those the current model has, though we believe this is not far from being a lie. All in all, the new SUV will certainly intrigue you, if nothing else.

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2016 Kia Sorento Exterior Changes

The 2016 Kia Sorento will have somewhat changed exterior. It will be designed using the Cross GT concept, and it is expected that the new model will have a more aggressive and edgier look. In addition, the new SUV will have new dimensions. The 2016 Sorento will be 8.4 inches longer and 4.9 inches wider that its predecessor and it will have a 16-inch longer wheelbase. This will result in more comfort and room inside the vehicle, as well as in its improved stability and handling. The new model will also feature a new fascia and body shape, so in conclusion, it will look more dominant and fierce. Though all the details of its exterior design aren’t available at the moment, we have no doubts that the new model will look more dashing and superior to the current one.

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Interior Of 2016 Kia Sorento

As for the interior, there aren’t  many reports with reliable information on this matter. The new 2016 Kia Sorento will probably target a more expensive and luxurious market segments, so you should expect the cabin of the 2016 model to offer more than the current one. This means that it is justified to expect the new one to look more like the one seen in the Cross GT concept. With this being said, the new 2016 Kia Sorento interior will use leather upholstery, walnut wood and other high-end details to attract more extravagant buyers. In addition, the rear-seat passengers will be able to enjoy screens located in the back of the head rests of the front seats, while the driver will have a touchscreen at the center stack. The infotainment system should also be improved, installed among climate control, audio system, various safety systems and much more.

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2016 Kia Sorento Engine Lineup

The 2016 Kia Sorento’s powertrain is still a mystery, in a way. There are rumors which claim that the 2016 model will keep the current engine lineup. This consists of a 2.4-liter GDI engine and a 3.3-liter V-6 GDI unit. These engines are very powerful and efficient in the current model, but since the new one will be bigger and as it will carry seven passengers, it is only logical to expect new engines offered. In addition, the new model will target a more luxurious market segment, and having not changed the engine lineup would be the same as crashing the royal party in raggedy old clothes. With this in mind, expect the new model to at least upgrade the units offered at the moment. In addition, the 2016 Sorento will have a hybrid option offered, too. It will consist of a 2.4-liter inline-four engine and an electric motor. The batteries such powertrain will use are 47-kilowatt lithium-polymer ones. The hybrid will use an all-wheel drive, whereas the transmission still remains unknown.

Refresh Of 2016 Kia Sorento

The 2016 Kia Sorento will definitely represent a new, fresh and essentially upgraded SUV. If the rumors about its interior and exterior are true and if the new model gets a brand new engine lineup, the new Sorento will be an excellent model to all those who seek for power, dominance and comfort in a vehicle.

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