2011 Kia Sorento CUV Details Released

Just one month ago we were reporting on the first Kia model that will roll off the assembly line in West Point, Georgia, namely the 2011 Sorento CUV. Well, the South-Korean automaker has recently revealed details and photos of the new model, scheduled to hit the U.S. market later this year.

Getting straight to the point, the 2011 Sorento comes with a choice of two engine configurations, namely a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine outputting 172 horsepower and a 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 273 horsepower, both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Furthermore, both engines can be mated to either front- or all-wheel-drive configurations.

“With a spacious, comfortable interior and multiple convenience features, the 2011 Sorento is the perfect, versatile choice for couples or young families taking a weekend getaway or merely handling everyday responsibilities,” said Tom Loveless, vice president of sales for KMA, in a statement for the press.

“Consumers are sure to take notice of Sorento’s sharp styling, exceptional value and standard safety features, making it a standout in the competitive CUV segment,”
he added.

As for the technology and gadgets offered with the new CUV, the 2011 Sorento comes with standard 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.

Also included in the package are features like push button-start ignition, voice-activated navigation, rear sonar back-up cameras and air ionization purification technology complete the modern and high-tech driving experience.

Information on pricing will be released closer to the market launch date.
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