In July, the Sorento showed its new face with a new refresh in its home market and now Kia Malaysia is ready to bring the Kia Sorento 2019 facelift to the country. Before it’s launched, the company has ignited Malaysian car mania with a teaser on social media first.
Kia Malaysia brings in a teaser of the Kia Sorento 2019 facelift on its Facebook's page
The revamped Sorento 2019 has been introduced previously in July in Korea
The 3rd-gen Kia Sorento facelift gets an aesthetic boost with lots of revisions at the front which features new headlights for higher-trim variants. The headlights are now joined by re-located daytime running lights designed to be near the bottom of the clusters. The grille becomes even more prominent than previously. And, the scale-like inserts come to replace the diamond studs seen on the pre-facelift model.
The fog lights also add to the changes. The LED Ice-cube shape lights occupy a smaller footprint. On the lower-end variants, twin-barrel projector beams and regular foglights come fitted.
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When it comes to the rear, the LED taillamps puts on a new face: No longer the U-shaped array, it’s now the vertical stripes which come in place. Some changes are also applied onto the exhaust pipes and the bumper.
Stepping inside, the first thing catches our eyes is the new steering wheel. The lever design also makes a turn. Other revisions include a variable-angle powered tailgate, extra-functional front seats, wireless charging, and the infotainment system.
The Sorento facelift offers great safety features
The 3rd-gen Kia Sorento facelift gets an aesthetic boost with lots of revisions at the front
No longer the U-shaped array, it’s now the vertical stripes which come in place
The facelift version of the Kia Sorento 2019 offers great safety features such as driving alert warning, dynamic bending lights, blind spot warning, forward collision assist in smart cruise control, and lane keeping assist. Plus, there goes the tire pressure monitoring system as well.
The teaser emphasizes the most-expected new 8-speed automatic transmission coming in replace of the 6-speed on the existing Sorento model.
Stepping inside, the first thing catches our eyes is the new steering wheel
Extra- functional front seats are also new to the Sorento facelift
In its native land, the facelift can get power from a 2L diesel with an output of 186 PS/402 Nm, 2.2L diesel producing 202 PS/441 Nm, or a 2.0 T-GDI petrol engine cranking out 240 PS/353 Nm.
As of the outgoing pre-facelift in Malaysia, it’s the 2.4L petrol unit (171 PS/225 Nm) or 2.4L diesel powertrain that powers the car.
According to the latest car news, the Kia Sorento 2019 facelift’s specifications are still kept close-mouthed. Stay tuned with Philkotse.com for the latest information about the car!
Know more about Kia Sorento 2023
The Kia Sorento 2023 is the midsize crossover entry of the Korean automaker. Currently, Kia Philippines is offering the fourth-generation version of the nameplate which was introduced in 2020. It is available in two variants with a price that ranges from Php 2,448,000 for the base EX to Php 2,648,000 for the flagship SX. Under the hood, this vehicle comes standard with a 2.2-liter Smartstream inline-4 diesel engine that is capable of making 199 horsepower and 441 Nm of torque. Only an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is used to send power to the front wheels.
Dimensions-wise, the Sorento has a length of 4,810 mm, a width of 1,900 mm, and a height of 1,700 mm. Additionally, it has a wheelbase and ground clearance rated at 2,815 mm and 176 mm, respectively. Locally, this Korean midsize crossover competes against the likes of the Ford Explorer, Subaru Evoltis, and Mazda CX-9.
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