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Frankfurt / Main, September 1, 2014

No, long model cycles are not the thing the Koreans: After only five years, Kia brings the third generation of the Sorento to Europe. Now there are new details to the big SUV, which ( 4 to 19 October 2014) will be at the Paris Motor Show.

grew strongly

The main changes are interesting for owners of standard garages, since the new Sorento puts too neat. The length increases by almost ten centimeters to 4.78 meters, while the width grows to 1.93 meters now. There is also an increase in the wheelbase, it measures 2.78 meters. This should give in more legroom, also the trunk grows. As usual, the Sorento is available as a five or seven seater. When seven-seater fit with folded third row now 605 liters into the back so far there were 515 Although the roofline has been lowered slightly, is expected to increase by modified seat cushion headroom. To be able to park the new Sorento better, a round view - parking system is offered, another extra is the electrically operated tailgate. It opens loudly Kia, when the owner of the car key is in the luggage compartment.

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Quite amusing read the comments of the design team: The team responsible faced the new Kia Sorento as " a kind of street wolf " before. Good thing there are also tangible facts. The instrument panel extends into the door panels, lots of leather and so-called soft - touch materials to enhance the cabin. New is a great infotainment display with multiple interfaces. In Europe, customers have the choice between a single and two-tone interior, as an option, there is a brown and a light gray device.

Clear driving range

The engine range is wide world wide, so there is a 3.3 - liter V6 petrol engine for some markets. In Europe it comes to something more modest, here the 2.4-liter GDI petrol engine with 192 hp and the 2.2 - liter diesel with 197 hp is offered. In addition, Kia promises a variety of assistance systems for the upcoming Sorento. These include cruise control with distance control and front collision warning, traffic sign recognition for speed limits and also a cross-traffic warning. The prices are expressed Kia yet, but they are likely to start at around 40,000 euros . ( rh )