Kia Sells 100,000th Sorento in the States
"Selling 100,000 Sorentos over an 11-month period is an extraordinary achievement for not only the Kia brand, but our first U.S. plant as well," said Byung Mo Ahn, group president and CEO of KMA and KMMG.
"This impressive sales milestone demonstrates Kia's growing brand impact in the U.S., which is a direct result of our ongoing design-led transformation which has delivered a growing stable of new generation Kia vehicles, highlighted by our best-selling Sorento, and will continue into the future with the arrival of several more exciting, stylish and fun to drive products."
The 2011 Sorento is offered with a choice of two engine options, namely a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine releasing 172 horsepower and a 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 273 horsepower, both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, both versions can be equipped with either front- or all-wheel-drive configurations.
There are several features available on the Sorento range, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Sat audio system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio capabilities with three months of complimentary service, auxiliary and USB audio input jacks for connecting personal MP3 players, and Bluetooth connectivity with steering wheel-mounted voice activation controls to enable hands-free operation for all compatible cell phones.