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The Smart and Elegant – Kia Sorento

  It can really take years for a brand to build a sound reputation in a new market but Kia Sorento has achieved this here in no time. Sold and
30 Jul 2016 14:38
The Smart and Elegant – Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento is available from Kia Motors.

 

It can really take years for a brand to build a sound reputation in a new market but Kia Sorento has achieved this here in no time.

Sold and serviced by Kia Motors, the Sorento has become the Tappoo Group subsidiary’s fastest selling SUV here.

It is available in the Fijian market in two different versions of which are 2.2 litre diesel and the other is 2.4 litre petrol.

The engines use six-speed automatic transmission which has been carried over from the previous model.  But those wanting a bit more hand exercise, can switch to using triptonic as well.

Internationally, this Kia Sorento is described as the accumulation of all the knowledge and technical know-how the South Korean brand has gathered in the past few years.

 

Features

The Kia Sorento comes with an audio set comprising of AM/FM radio system, single CD player, USB connection as well as iPhone connection.

And how can we forget the Bluetooth which seems to now be a standard feature in all new vehicles these days.

Both the driver and passenger seats can be adjusted automatically. The driver seat can be automatically adjusted in 14 ways to suit your needs while the passenger seat in 12 ways to suit passenger needs.

But best of all, for driver seat, there are two memory options for two drivers can set their own preferred setting and just press the button and the seat will automatically adjust to their preference.

It has keyless entry with button start/stop.

The Kia Sorento has power steering, power side mirrors and comes with either fabric seats or leather seats.

 

Safety features

Dual air bags are always a nice feature to have in vehicles. But the Kia Sorento’s emphasis on safety has meant the SUV has six air bags.

There is one on the driver side and one on the passenger side.  In addition, there are curtain side airbags as well providing safety also for the other passengers in the vehicle.

The SUV is equipped with front and rear parking sensors which starts to beep when vehicle gets too close when reversing or going forward whilst parking.

In addition, it also has reverse camera.

Another interesting feature is the side mirror detectors which detects if another vehicle on either the left or right is too close to your vehicle.

This is indeed a very handy tool when overtaking given the vehicle is a bit bigger and needs more space when getting back into the lane after overtaking.

The vehicle also has ABS braking system as a safety feature.

 

Availability

The Kia Sorento along with the full line-up of Kia vehicles are available from Kia Motors Showrooms.

These are located in the corner of Grantham Road and Carpenter Street, Garden City in Raiwai, Suva and on the Main Street in Nadi Town.

Kia Motors Fiji Service Centres are located on Carpenter Street in Raiwai Suva and on Khan Jan Drive, Wekamu sub-division in Nadi, opposite the Nadi Temple.

All brand new Kia vehicles are backed by a 3 year/100,000km warranty in Fiji.

Feedback:  rachnal@fijisun.com.fj

 

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