Published on April 25th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin


Naza Kia Malaysia Introduces Sorento HS and Sportage GT Turbodiesel

Naza Kia Malaysia has once again pushed the envelope of its diesel lineup with the introduction of the new Sorento HS and Sportage GT turbodiesel. Both vehicles are now available at all authorised Kia showrooms nationwide.

Sorento HS

Delivering a premium look and feel, the new variant comes with projector HID headlamps with adaptive light system as standard, together with a 3D mesh insert on the grille, and 19-inch alloy wheels finished in chrome.

Meanwhile, the cabin is equipped with leather upholstery and a number of advanced on-board technologies including an interactive a 7-inch TFT LCD screen on the supervision cluster, smart power tailgate, 10-way power assisted driver seat, Smart Parking Assist System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), electronic parking brake and drive mode select system.

Like the rest of the lineup, the HS is powered by a 2.2-litre CRDi (Common Rail Direct Injection) engine which produces 200 PS and 440 Nm of torque. The unit is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Safety features include six airbags, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), ABS and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), all encompassed in an Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) body structure.

The Sorento HS is priced at RM191,888 and comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. It can be had in Imperial Bronze, Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl and Silky Silver.

Sportage GT Turbodiesel

Like the petrol variant, the GT Line specification lends a bold look to the diesel-powered Sportage. The crossover comes standard with elegantly designed headlamps with LED daytime running lights, ‘ice cube’ LED fog lamps, Kia’s hallmark ‘Schreyer’ grille and 19-inch alloy chrome wheels.

The cabin features a myriad of on-board goodies such as a 6-speaker sound system, a supervision cluster with a large 4.2-inch TFT-LCD screen and driver and passenger power seats.

The highlight here is the 2.0-litre CRDi turbodiesel engine that packs 185 PS and 400 Nm of torque. The output is channeled to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission and Dynamax AWD, which Kia says “offers a higher level of safety by intelligently distributing traction forces.”

As for safety, the Sportage GT is equipped with six airbags, ABS, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) body structure.

Available in Cherry Black, Mercury Blue, Fiery Red, Snow White Pearl and Mineral Silver, the Sportage GT CRDi is priced at RM159,888. It comes with a five-year warranty with unlimited mileage.

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