2011 Kia Sorento Pricing Unveiled
The car was officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is already produced at Kia's manufacturing plant in West Point, Georgia.
The car will be offered in base, LX and EX trim levels, with each of these three coming with 17-inch alloy wheels with 235/65R17 tires and wheel moldings. The LX adds body-color heated outside mirrors with integrated LED turn signal indicators while the EX also brings standard 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps, fog lamps (optional on LX) and a rear spoiler.
There will be two engines available across the range: a 3.5-liter V6 configuration developing 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque plus a 2.4-liter four-cylinder unit releasing 175 horsepower and 169 lb-ft of torque. The engines can be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive.
"It will be a historic milestone when the first Sorento rolls off the assembly line at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in West Point, Georgia later this year," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing, KMA. "Our first domestically built vehicle, the all-new Sorento will be built by team members who have undergone rigorous training and who have great pride in their newly learned skills."
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