Published on January 16th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Kia Sorento Luxury SUV Now CKD From RM220,000
The all-new Kia Sorento is built to inspire with two engine variants for Malaysians
Dinamikjaya Motors Sdn Bhd, the sole distributor of Kia in Malaysia, is proud to announce the official preview of the all-new fourth-generation Kia Sorento. The new SUV that is built to inspire is now also completely CKD which means one can drive one of these cars home from just RM220,000.
The flagship SUV boasts a concept called ‘refined boldness,’ that includes sharper lines and continuous surfaces, making it far more distinctive than before which is why the Kia Sorento retains the robust and strong aesthetic the car is known for while also providing a greater level of refinement, elegance and sportiness.
Moreover, the front of the Kia Sorento sees a fresh new interpretation of the classic Kia ‘tiger nose’ grille. It is now wider and wraps around the headlights on each side. The car also features a new ‘tiger eyeline’ LED daytime running light (DRL) which brings one’s focus to the sharp and intimidating tiger eyes of the car.
On top of that, the Kia Sorento has also been designed in a way that makes it look longer than before and this is achieved through shorter front and rear overhangs and a longer wheelbase to give the car more presence on the road without making it too big and clunky to drive.
Meanwhile, the interior of the Kia Sorento has also been heavily improved with the addition of advanced driver assistance systems as well as quality and premium touches such as blending metallic trims, leather upholstery and embossed wood-effect surfaces while still maintaining the spaciousness and versatility one would expect from a car like this.
Additionally, the Kia Sorento also features a 12.3-inch digital driver display paired with a 10.25-inch infotainment system in the centre. The car also comes with a Bose surround-sound system that provides occupants with an in immersive in-car audio experience and is compatible with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
Furthermore, the all new Kia Sorento can be had in 2 seat layout options which are the base 7-seater in a 2-3-2 layout equipped with the 2.5L ‘Smartstream’ 2-wheel drive (2WD) petrol or the 6-seater in a 2-2-2 layout that has 2 powertrain options, either the 2.5L ‘Smartstream’ all-wheel drive (AWD) petrol engine or the 2.2L ‘Smartstream’ AWD diesel engine.
Both versions of the ‘Smartstream’ petrol engines will be paired to a 6-Speed automatic transmission making up to 177 horsepower and 232 Nm of torque while the ‘Smartstream’ 2.2D diesel engine variant is paired to the new Kia 8-speed wet double-clutch transmission and produces 199 horsepower and 440 Nm torque.
The all-New Kia Sorento will be fully locally assembled at the Inokom Assembly plant in Kulim, Kedah and will be made available for sale sometime in the near future. The car is now officially available for booking and it’s estimated starting price ranges from RM 220,000 to RM 255,000.