Kia has released full details about their all new 2013 Sorento CUV (crossover utility vehicle). For 2013, Sorento's utility and functionality are boosted further by adjusting content to suit consumer needs more than ever before.

Among the upgrades, the 2013 model now features leather upholstery as standard for the EX trim level and standard third-row seat for the LX V6 trim. Furthermore, the entry-level LX now offers the optional UVO powered by Microsoft®4 voice-activated infotainment system based on the Windows®4 Embedded Automotive platform. The LX Convenience Plus Package includes an 8-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a First Aid Kit for family-minded consumers.

The exterior of 2013 Sorento is also changed. It has a new front fascia, some body color accents and 17" alloy wheels fitted with 235/65R17 tires. If the customer opts for the top-of-range SX model, he or she can also enjoy to LED taillights, a set of nice ten-spoke 18" alloy wheels with 235/60R18 tires and a chrome exhaust tip.

The Sorento CUV is available in four trim levels - LX, EX and SX. The engine range includes three different engines – a 2.4 liter MPI four-cylinder petrol with 177PS (131 kW) and 229Nm (169 lb-ft) of torque, a 2.4 liter GDI four-cylinder petrol with 194PS (142 kW) and 245Nm (181 lb-ft) and a mighty 3.5 liter V6 with 280PS (206 kW) and 336Nm (248 lb-ft). All are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission as the FWD is standard and AWD is available as an option.

The safety is at very high level. The 2013 Sorento comes with driver and passenger advanced front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags, first and second row side curtain airbags and front active headrests, four-wheel Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD). Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC).

2013 Kia Sorento is covered by comprehensive warranty program11, which offers consumer protection at an exceptional value.

Included in this program are a 10-year/100 000-mile limited powertrain warranty, a five-year/60 000-mile limited basic warranty and a five-year/100 000-mile anti-perforation warranty. A five-year/60 000-mile roadside assistance plan also is part of the comprehensive vehicle coverage.

2013 Kia Sorento

Source: Kia