The 2021 Kia Sorento is a sporty SUV that offers incredible off-road capabilities along with a smooth ride with urban areas, making it ideal for families and adventure activities. The SUV has an aggressive presence sculpted sides that enhances the side profile adding character to the vehicle. The interior is laced with intuitive in-cabin technologies to assure the occupants are well-equipped and enjoy a convenient ride.
The adventure SUV offers the motorist flexibility for a smooth drive regardless of the journey thanks to the Multi-Terrain Control system and multiple drive modes. The motorist can switch between the drive and terrain mode by turning a knob. The driver-assistance technologies and safety features ensure the utmost comfort and convenience of the occupants.
Here is a detailed review of the design, performance, safety, and driver-assistance technologies 2021 Kia Sorento.
Design of the 2021 Kia Sorento
The off-road SUV boasts a design that is aggressive yet stylish leaving a lasting impression on the onlookers. The sculpted sides and high-tech interior make this a standout vehicle in the off-road segment.
The rugged and muscular exterior of the SUV gives the vehicle a commanding presence on the road. Its 18-inch Alloy Wheels with Gloss Black Pockets enhances the sporty stance of the SUV. The character line through the body, shoulder along with the C-pillar of the vehicle give the exterior a dynamic profile. The LED headlamps follow the standard headlamp gives the SUV a high-tech look along with the air curtain that is connected to the intake grille.
The 2021 Kia Sorento is available in the UAE in 10 exterior colors that are aurora black, clear white, essence brown, gravity blue, mineral blue, platinum graphite, runway red, silky silver, snow white pearl, and steel gray.
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The interior of the off-road SUV reflects great attention to detail with its design features that are focused on facilitating the occupants. The six-seater offers a spacious cabin for passengers and cargo making it ideal for long journeys for the entire family and adventure gear. The available cargo space is 187 liters, but it can be increased by folding the second and third row to make it 2056 liters.
The seats in the second row also follow a Captain Seat configuration to make space. The second row can be configured as two separate seats with armrests or a three-seater with a 60:40 folding option.
The steering wheel has three modes including normal, sport, and comfort. Adding a hint of luxury and comfort are the ambient lightings that change based on the time of the day or drive mode. The transmission dial is built in the center console with jagged finishes to provide a better grip while shifting gears.
The interior has intuitive and innovative in-cabin technologies that provide convenience to the occupants on the road. The 8.5 inches head-up display relay information on the windshield to keep the driver focused on the road.
A user-friendly 10.25-inch touchscreen that provides information with clarity and can be zoomed in for better readability. The touchscreen presents information like navigation, rear-view monitor, parking guidance, and audio options. The screen can also split into two to allow more control options. The touchscreen is integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing the occupants to connect their phones to the SUV.
The cabin has multiple USB ports allowing occupants better connectivity options during commutes. The wireless charging tray also offers the occupants to charge their smartphones on the go. For excellent acoustics, the vehicle has a premium BOSE sound system that has 12- high-performance speakers and sub-woofers.
Performance of the 2021 Kia Sorento
For performance specifications, the 2021 Kia Sorento incorporates a 3rd Generation Platform and Smart-stream Powertrain that focus on the structure to provide an improved combustion efficiency. The engine is paired with an 8-speed DCT transmission that offers the motorists ease to shift gears seamlessly by using a dial that enhances fuel efficiency. The optimal engine RPMs can be maintained at high-speed levels with better acceleration and fuel economy thanks to eight speeds. The SUV has incredible strength with 2000 lbs towing capacity.
To provide flexibility and adaptability the SUV provides a variety of Drive modes and terrain modes that can be selected by turning a knob. Moreover, there is also a Multi-Terrain Control system that enables the motorist to choose between Snow, Mud, and Sand. The drive mode provides the motorist to select between Comfort, Eco, Sports, and Smart. The current mode can be checked by the driver by looking at the center cluster. Further details about the engine, horsepower, torque, top speed, and 0-100 km/h acceleration, are yet to be revealed by the brand.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Technologies
The all-new Kia Sorento assures the safety and convenience of the occupants, thanks to its ADAS Technology. The motorists can get assistance during the journey to make their trip smooth and convenient through the cutting-edge driver-assistance technologies.
Here are some prominent safety features and driver-assistance technologies that are provided by the 20201 Kia Sorento.
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
- Lane Following Assist (LFA)
- Blind-Spot View Monitor – (BVM)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist – (RCCA)
- High Beam Assist -(HBA)
- Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
- Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
- Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
- Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
- Surround View Monitor – (SVM)
- Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
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Price of the 2021 Kia Sorento in the UAE
The all-new Kia Sorento is a promising SUV that will be available in the UAE soon. The price of the SUV has not been revealed for the UAE market yet. The price range will vary based on the technologies and trim levels that are selected by the buyer.