Kia Sorento Gets New SX Trim Level

Kia Motors America marked the grand opening ceremony of the brand’s first U.S. production site, located in West Point, Georgia, by debuting the new SX trim level for the 2011 Sorento CUV (the first vehicle built at the plant) at the 2010 Atlanta Auto Show.

The front of the SX version has received a redesigned fascia that differentiates the vehicle from the LX and EX models. At the rear of the CUV, Kia has installed a new fascia, LED taillights and has added more chrome to the exhaust outlet. The Sorento SX rides on bespoke 18 inch alloy rims.

The interior of the vehicle offers a wide range of standard equipment, including all the standard features from the EX model and leather upholstery, auto dimming rear mirror, a voice operated satnav system that incorporates a reverse camera, a premium audio system with multiple connectivity features, new metallic trimming and others.

The SX equipment level can only be ordered with the top of the range 3.5 liter V6 engine that offers 276 HP and 248 lb-ft of torque. The unit is coupled with a six speed automatic transmission and can be mated to both front wheel drive and all wheel drive configurations

"Receiving critical and consumer acclaim, Sorento has surpassed all expectations in only its first two months on the market, leading both January and February sales and helping achieve record-breaking sales for Kia Motors America," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing of Kia Motors America. "The addition of the 2011 Sorento to the Kia lineup has helped bring new and more affluent customers into our showrooms. And with the addition of the new SX trim we hope to expand Sorento's appeal to even more consumers looking for a comfortable, sophisticated and well-equipped vehicle."
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