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  1. Kia has only begun putting its next-generation Sorento SUV on the road last month, when a heavily camouflaged prototype was spotted testing alongside a BMW X5 – not a bad benchmark vehicle at all. Today, we can show you a considerably less shy prototype, roaming the Nurburgring Nordschleife wearing Recaro racing seats and tighter-fitting foil, allowing us to better gauge its design language and overall dimensions. Less fussy design The 2019 Sorento isn’t exactly the cleanest-looking SUV in its segment. It has a lot of curvy design elements that seem to be squeezed together tightly in order to create a somewhat modern aesthetic. So what does Kia have planned for an encore? Apparently something with a sharper yet simpler design, featuring a more boxy front end plus a very ProCeed-like window line that curves upwards toward the tailgate. As for the rear end, the cutout on this prototype only tells half the story, as the taillights don’t appear to be horizontal anymore. Instead, it almost looks like they feature a boomerang design that extends onto the fenders. Of course, whether or not that’s the case, we still can’t say for certain. Also read: 2020 Kia Seltos Unveiled As The Company’s New Small SUV For Global Markets Meanwhile, we’re still not ready to give up on this render from last month, especially since there are a lot of common front fascia (thin headlights, grille design) and shoulder line features to speak of. As for what the new Sorento will be like to drive, we expect more efficient powertrains and better dynamics, while improved driver assistance and convenience technologies remain a given. Kia will probably launch its next-generation Sorento sometime next year as a 2021 model.
  2. Car debuts later in Paris. Korean automaker KIA has updated its mid-size SUV model, the Sorento. The nameplate is a stalwat among leasing customers because of versatile seatings and a high-riding stance. Engines lined up for the new car are expected to include two gasoline lumps, a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and a 3.3 V6.
  3. Echelon

    Kia Sorento 2013

    Hi, I am a new Kia Sorento 2013 owner, 2.2 CRDi model, silver. Formerly driving a Skoda Superb I for the past 7 years, built like a tank, fuel economical and powerful with 1.8T under the hood. Wanted a SUV all along and finally chose the KIA Sorento 2013 model in Singapore due to several reasons. Good: 1. Korean built has improved tremendously, quality and class. 2. Award winning diesel engine. - 436NM Torque, 194HP, Eco-friendly and if you are like me, someone who drives a lot, it is cost savings back to you. 3. Features, FEAtures, FEATURES!! - Tons of it, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, HID, AWD, Park Assist (found in VW range, includes, Skoda, Audi and VW cars), Dual Climate Zone, Reverse Camera, Moon Roof, plus Sunroof...19" wheels...etc. 4. Design - base on the individual, but I really like the design. Former Audi chief designer. What can be improved: 1. Hard plastics - dashboard. This can be improved. 2. Northing else. In summary hope to say hello to fellow KIA folks and a shout out to other Sorento owners out there. Cheers! PS: My first Korean car!
  4. I currently own a Chery T11 for 1y3m and have a rather large looking family of four. To tell you the truth, T11 is becoming a backache for my family cause it is quite cramped in the rear. Now, we're looking for a spacious car which needs to look and feel good. So far, our family is impressed with Kia Sorento and Dodge Journey. So, anybody has an idea of what car suits our family? You can suggest new car if you think that it suits our family also...[/size][/size]
  5. for those looking out to buy a 7 seater mid range SUV as an alternative to a 7 seater MPV.....pls share your views and comments
  6. Hi folks, i would like to gather some feedback from you guys who have explored the above 2 cars and what was your final decision?
  7. Pentux

    Kia Sorento 2010

    created this thread for Sorento owners to talk shop...me still waiting for my black SX
  8. Hi fellow forumers, wanted to find out if you have any recommendations for Sorento CRDi - Diesel service shops around other then C&C? TIA!!
  9. Helping my father make a decision on his next car. He’s currently driving a Fortuner in its last yr of COE, and would like a 7 seater SUV as replacement. Visited the show rooms last wkend to look see, so considering between these two models: Outlander $129k Sorento SX Diesel ~ $155k (SE quote) He’s the type to use the car up to the 9-10yr mark before changing. Sorento OMV is 33k, PARF is about 4.7k more than outlander. Travels >30k km a yr, so calculated the savings of diesel over the petrol over 10yrs, together with the PARF difference, it will eventually add up to balance the car price as well as road tax difference. So kinda leaning towards the Sorento. Hence would need some input regarding both models and which would you pick over. Are they any hidden cost or details that may help tip the outlander to be of better value or the deciding factor? maintenance, would turbo diesel engine require more maintenance in the long run vs 2.4 NA Engine? Servicing cost wise, are they about the same? What about parts replacement, Kor vs jap parts cheaper? Reliability? Would assume both are equally as good? Is it easy to find Diesel Euro V in Malaysia? (He travels to JB quite frequently, Penang Ipoh maybe once or twice a yr) Many thanks for any input or views.
  10. RchLuvSlly

    1.6m units of Hyundai and KIA cars recalled

    In 2009, Hyundai and KIA had to recall 700,000 units of their models due to defective brake switches. Unfortunately, not learning from their experiences, these South Korean automakers repeat their mistake and this time, it's even worse. They now have to recall a total of 1.6 million units of cars they have produced due to the exact same problem. The brake switch defect may prevent the brake lamps from illuminating even when the brake pedal is actually stepped on. Of course, this is a big deal as it may trigger rear-end collisions. In addition to that, the defect may fail to cancel the cruise control feature while braking, prevent the push-button starter from functioning, and may even block the gear shift in the neutral position. Both KIA and Hyundai will start contacting dealers and customers of the affected models in June 2013 and will provide necessary replacements free of charge. The list of the affected models is as follows: - 2007 KIA Sedona - 2007-2009 Hyundai Tucson - 2008-2009 Hyundai Veracruz - 2007-2010 KIA Rondo - 2007-2010 KIA Sportage - 2007-2010 Hyundai Elantra - 2007-2011 KIA Sorento - 2007-2011 Hyundai Santa Fe - 2010-2011 KIA Soul - 2010-2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe - 2011 Hyundai Sonata - 2011 KIA Optima
  11. The Kuala Lumpur Motor Show 2010 (KLIMS) is/was a showcase for both Hyundai and Kia. Ever since Hyundai bought over Kia in 1998, the Korean car manufacturers have gone forwards in Hulk-sized leaps and bounds. Over the past few years their design philosophy have changed drastically and their aggressive push to market their cars have proved successful. At KLIMS, we get to see their progress in the cars that they have displayed. We'll start with Hyundai. At KLIMS we get to see their latest Avante. Fresh from its preview at the recent Los Angeles Motor Show and the Korean Busan International Motor Show, the display at KLIMS proved that the South East Asian market is important for Hyundai. The Avante is indeed a curvy little sedan that is similar in size to the Kia Forte. For me it is better looking than the recently launched Hyundai Sonata and is the culmination of Hyundai's current design philosophy that started with the 'I' series of cars (i10,i20,i30). It looks so much more proportioned than the previous Avante which to me looked like a badly shaped coke bottle running wheels that are too small for the body. It has a very fluid (hence the 'fluidic design' term) design and have little curves and dips all over. Wash this car by hand and you'd be amazed to see curves everywhere. While I personally won't buy the car, it is a nice car to look at. Much like the latest Ford Focus in terms of design language. The new Sonata was there and is already a familiar sight on the roads in Malaysia and Singapore. So looking at one on display did not push any buttons. The same goes to the facelifted Santa Fe. Both are quite handsome in terms of looks and the Sonata with its CLS aping looks still generated intrest among the visitors. I somehow think that the car looks like a sportier looking Toyota Camry. Which could be a good thing nonetheless. The other car that attracted by attention on the Hyundai stand is the iX Metro Concept Car (above & below). This car looks like a fish. It may be Hyundai's idea of what the future of supermini is but to me it looks like a fish. A Parrot Fish to be exact. This time Hyundai falls flat on its face. I hope someone from Hyundai realizes this fact and none of the external design cues escape. It should be locked up in Davy Jones' Locker. So Hyundai's cars at KLIMS were a hit and a miss. Kia on the other hand impressed me with its latest line-up. The new Sorento is indeed a decent SUV from a design point of view. The materials used for the cabin was also of pretty high quality. The switches are tactile to the touch and everything felt in its proper place. Somehow, if you ask me to choose this Sorento over Hyundai's feminine looking Santa Fe SUV I would take the Sorento any time. It is tougher looking and has build quality as good as the Hyundai. Ex-Audi designer Peter Schreyer has actually made Kia the better brand to buy. This is shown clearly in the design of the new Cadenza (nee Opirus) as well as the new Optima. Both look fabulous sharing the same clean design philosophy of the smaller Forte. Its clean lines remind me of large European sedans from Vauxhall/Opel with touches of Audi in there somewhere. When you compare these two large sedans with Hyundai's new Sonata you can somehow see that Kia has more originality compared. Yes, I did mention that you can see Opel/Audi in them, but they are not trying to be a Mercedes CLS or a Passat CC. Like the Forte, you can see the European in them, but you can't see which exact model they are trying to become, unlike the Hyundai Sonata. This little fact on design philosophy is the difference between Hyundai and Kia and this is the reason that I would choose a Kia over a Hyundai these days. Going to a motor show made me realize this.
  12. I am looking at the new Kia Sorento 2013 model - was wondering any previous generation or Kia owners can shed me some light on the following, 1. Cost of running 2. Fuel consumption 3. Servicing 4. Quality of ride 5. Resale value - Looking at SG Car Mart, the Sorentos are doing quite well in terms of resale value. I test drove the 2013 model and am interested in it, 7 seater, wide body, alot of options, nice styling, good power to weight ratio, good fuel consumption for a vehicle that massive, average torque for the petrol version and massive torque for the turbodiesel version, but heard cant go into malaysia....anyways overall am impressed with it. but never had a Korean make before, previously Japanese and Conti-cars. Any advise would be great. TIA!!
  13. Merkava

    2013 Sportage and Sorento

    All new 2013 Sportage and Sorento facelift with upgrade features and specificiations. (based on European specifications) New changes in Sportage 2013 Petrol and Diesel variant MDPS Factory fitted black leather seats with ventilation function. Factory fitted reverse cam Eco mode indicator Privacy glass Speed sensing lock/unlock 4 wheel drive (diesel only) Performance in Diesel variant Horsepower 184bhp @ 4000rpm Torque 40kg.m (392nm) @ 1800-2500rpm Price for Sportage 2013 Petrol: $159999 (estimated OMV: $23k) Diesel: $163999 (estimated OMV: $25k) New changes in Sorento 2013 Petrol and Diesel variant 7" TFT LCD supervision cluster display Factory fitted integrated sound system with LCD display screen Smart parking assist system 19" Sports Rims with temporary mobility kit Bluetooth handsfree with voice activation Rain sensor DRL LED rear combi lamp HID with adaptive front lighting system 1st row illumination Rear door side curtain Front driver (w/memory) and passenger power seat Ventilated seats (cooling) Rear heater function A/B Pillar cloth wrapped Speed sensing lock/unlock Pocket lighting MDPS Factory fitted black/white or brown leather seats with ventilation function. Factory fitted reverse cam Eco mode indicator Privacy glass 4 wheel drive (diesel only) Performance in Petrol GDI variant Horsepower 192bhp @ 6300 rpm Torque 24.7kg.m (242nm) @ 4250rpm Performance in Diesel 2.2 variant Horsepower 197bhp @ 3800rpm Torque 44.5kg.m (437nm) @ 1800-2500rpm Price for Sorento 2013 Petrol: $175999 (estimated OMV: $28k) Diesel: $179999 (estimated OMV: $31k) Prices & specifications are subjected to changes. Estimated arrival end Nov ~ Dec. Official launch 2013 Jan.
  14. Hi all. this is a group buy for K&N33-2448. Kindly check your alias against below list. Each filter should be below SGD66 when arrive. Cheers. 1. Burpnerry 2. Vipertarius 3. Vt04k5 4. Scott 481 5. Duckling 6. Prince of Darkness 7. Pitdog 8. tayspiderx 9. <avail> 10. <avail>
  15. Extinguisher

    Chevloret captiva or kia sorento?

    between these 7-seater suv which would you choose to own?
  16. Pentux

    Kia Sorento 2010 Colours

    Kia Sorento 2010 Colours Do your poll!
  17. I went to test drove the KIA Sorento and Hyundai Tucson today.... The followings are my personal views: KIA Sorento 2.4 premium Pro: 1) Lots of features: HID, twin-moonroof, ESP, etc 2) 7 Seaters 3) High OMV (can be confirmed only when registered next Mar) 4) Lower PM Con: 1) Plastic quality somehow inferior 2) Finishing quality lower than Hyundai 3) 2nd row fixed 4) 3rd row rather clamp 5) Backside almost the same as other SUV 6) Lack of built reverse camera with screen in the rearview mirrior Huyndai 2.0 SP Pro: 1) Nice profile 2) High finishing 3) Better grade plastics 4) Quiter Engine 5) Built reverse camera with screen in the rearview mirrior Con: 1) Lower OMV 2) Rather bare features comapred to KIA 3) High PM 4) Manual Aircon control Though Sorento is supposed to be comapred with Sante Fe as they are in the same league.. I am comapring as they are the latest SUV in the market now. Between these 2 SUV, I would choose Sorento if I want to a SUV. Both ADs are offering very low for my ody plus it is only 2.5 yr old so it is too wasteful, right?
  18. Yeap! 2009 has been dusted and we're in the presence of 2010, a year that holds much promise and continued success for some and for others, the continuing fight to stay in the black. And if you're wondering, LTA did release the sales figures of the various brands in Singapore last month. Besides the disheartening jump in the number of units from brands like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Aston Martin and Bentley, the lesser Continental brands and the Koreans have also made good with the injection of all new products that boast not only good fittings but attractive and daring styling respectively. Audi, on the back of record sales last year spearheaded by it's R8 supercar will be introducing no less than five different models throughout this year, the MINI-challenging A1, A7, A8, Q5 Hybrid and the R8 Spyder. Probably the most anticipated of the lot by most of you guys, the R8 isn't on my list of the cars to watch in 2010. Why? The proportions on the car itself are questionable, the power delivery is sedate and diluted by various electronic equipment that keep you straight while driving and also helps you fall asleep at the wheel faster. Rather the A8 will be an interesting addition. Not only does it look almost the same as the last car from the side, the front and rear shots of the car don't seem too complimentary of the cars hefty size. The A1 is the other one. Poised to go head-on with MINI, I'm looking forward to seeing how it actually measures up to the MINI, primarily in the handling and the chassis section. Determined to have its turn in the spotlight, Volkswagen will be bringing in their Golf and Scirocco R cars, making its way into town within the first half and second half of the year respectively. The R32 which the Golf R replaces was a stonker of a car and the R is supposed to be much more fun at the wheel with less heft under the bonnet. With the Scirocco, VW's current line-up of 1.4 and 2.0 variants are wonderfully sprite engines but the suspension seems to have taken the hit of compromise, in an effort to not tear buyers between the Scirocco and the Golf models. Then the Korean camp is represented by Kia, introducing the Sorento after highly successful runs with the Forte and the Koup in the market last year. It's parent company Hyundai is also scheduled to release their all-new Sonata in March. Both cars are on my "to watch" list...they should do very well in this market. Next up the Opel Insignia. Not only does this baby look every bit as good as its press pictures suggest, but the two-litre turbocharged ecotec engine it's mated to will produce 220 bhp and 350 Nm of torque through a six-speeder to all four tyres! Not too shabby...another car that we'll see more of on our roads. Now that we're done with the everyday movers, let me get on with those of the supercar nature. Two highlights for me this year will be the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the three Reventon Roadsters. Both have reached legendary status's in the short time they've been revealed at the various motor shows and have become very sought after objects. The SLS AMG, despite not looking anything like the 300SL Gullwing it was meant to pay tribute to, looks nothing like the German company has made in recent times and with a 6.2-litre V8 under that long bonnet, is bound to take straight off into the hearts of the rich in Singapore.
  19. Seraphim

    New Kia Sorento

    Hi, Saw the new KIA Sorento at Kia Sorento Anyone knows when will this be available in Singapore?
  20. i would say pretty good for kia standard. may not appeal to everyone's taste. at least looks unique and original .... unlike..... LOL
  21. Fluffy

    Kia Sorento recalled!

    Monday 20th December 2004 Double Trouble For Kia... Potential steering and braking faults have forced Kia to recall 3,000 Sorento SUVs. There's a risk that alternator pulleys on affected vehicles could seize, causing the loss of power assistance. A further 1,152 Sorentos are being called back due to problems with their auto boxes.
  22. Modeldriver

    Anyone Tried Kia Sorento

    Just wondering - anyone has or tried a Kia Sorento ? Saw the ads on SCV (ya know - the ones about Grand Slam etc) - looks kinda good - but dunno the build quality, reliability etc.
  23. Lester

    Kia Sorento 3.5L V6

    http://www.kia.com/020702.shtml http://pub88.ezboard.com/fhyundaisantafeme...picID=915.topic Enjoy Lester