Excitement has captured all automotive fanatics as several automotive brands have announced to introduce new variants in the market. Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, everyone is coming up with something.
Today, we will be talking about one of the newer automotive brands that have seem to win over the hearts of consumers, KIA. Not too long ago, KIA officially announced the coming of its internationally famous variants, Sportage and Picanto.
Now, in a report shared by Business Recorder, it has been claimed that the brand is now ready to bring more SUVs into the market and that the KIA Sorento is one of them.
KIA Sorento Specifications
To sum it up, in a nutshell, the Sorento is a 7-seater SUV, which is a direct competitor to Toyota Fortuner and even Toyota Corolla Cross SUV. This is one of the reasons why it has created excitement in the local market.
The Sorento is currently in its 4th generation and is only being manufactured in Korea and the United States. According to the reports, KIA will bring the 4th gen SUV to Pakistan after evaluating which timeframe would be perfect.
However, it is more likely that KIA introduces the 3rd gen Sorento in Pakistan. If so, it is highly likely that it will be offered in 6 different variants, the 3LV6, 5LV6, 4L MPI, 2L Turbo GDI, 2L Diesel, and 2L Diesel with 6-speed automatic transmission. It comes in both Front-Wheel Drive (FWD) and All-Wheel Drive (AWD) categories and comes equipped with the Dynamax AWD system.
KIA Sorento Features
It also comes equipped with several features including:
- LED taillights
- A silver lining on the doors
- Classy tiger-nose grill
- Steering wheel controls
- Cell phone connectivity
- Dual-zone climate control
- 7″ or 8″ infotainment
- Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
- Cruise control
- Rain sensor
- Power-folding side-view mirrors
- Downhill assists
- Hill-start assist control
- Toyota Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
- Frontal airbags
KIA Sorento Price In Pakistan (Expected)
Given that the Sorento has many unique features to offer and that the variant will be imported in Pakistan, the expected price for the SUV will be around PKR 7 Million. Not to forget that if it needs to give fierce competition to the likes of Fortuner and Cross SUV, the price-range will make a huge difference.
Although the manufacturer has not officially announced it, the reports indicate that KIA is selling a good number of 1200 units of the Sportage every month. This means, on average, the plant is producing an average of 60 units a day.
What is even more interesting is that Toyota Indus Motor Company (IMC) can produce 76 units a day, and Toyota is one of the biggest holders of the automotive market.
Now that the Sportage is doing reasonably well, and Sorento on the way, we can’t wait to see what KIA surprises its customers and us with next.
Until then, stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.