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Updated Kia Sorento Prime — test drive SP

Modernized six-speed automatic with a modified torque Converter, the Smart mode adapts to driving style… Did modernization transform Kia Sorento Prime of good crossover into a truly premium?

Restyling brought extensively redesigned bumpers and grille, in rich versions of adaptive led headlights was replaced by xenon. Running lights moved to the lower part of the headlight units.Restyling brought extensively redesigned bumpers and grille, in rich versions of adaptive led headlights was replaced by xenon. Running lights moved to the lower part of the headlight units.

I look at a new bumper and some touch-UPS grille, open the door and take over a new chetyrehspitsevy steering wheel. “The apartment” — renovated! Everywhere a soft plastic, a choice of four options for the seat upholstery, not two as before. Sound system — Harman Kardon, center — 8 inch touch screen. The climate control has a separate display showing temperature settings.

Paired with a basic gasoline engine 2.4 GDI (188 HP) of a family of Theta II now works upgraded 6-speed automatic second generation with a modified torque Converter. 2.2 CRDi diesel (200 HP), it is also familiar, but its pair of 8-speed gearbox of its own design: it has the same dimensions as that of a 6-speed, and the weight reduced by 3.5 kg. Gear ratios a little “closer together”, which allowed to improve dynamics.

Signs of change: new chetyrehspitsevy steering wheel, changed the handle of the selector box, the other unit climate control. A choice of four options for upholstery, including two-tone.Signs of change: new chetyrehspitsevy steering wheel, changed the handle of the selector box, the other unit climate control. A choice of four options for upholstery, including two-tone.

The dashboard changed only graphics in the Central saucer.The dashboard changed only graphics in the Central saucer.

In a niche in front of the selector has placed wireless charging.In a niche in front of the selector has placed wireless charging.

The replacement of petrol engine volume of 3.3 liters came 3.5‑liter V‑shaped “six” MPI. This Lambda engine family’s second generation, derated under nalogovyye 249 HP With it, too, is aggregated valmistui.

Eight-speed hydromechanical automatic development of Hyundai-Kia debuted in March 2016 Cadenza sedan, and now on Sorento Prime.Eight-speed hydromechanical automatic development of Hyundai-Kia debuted in March 2016 Cadenza sedan, and now on Sorento Prime.

Sorento Prime in the most powerful and rich version of the GT Line I took — with red calipers and brake discs of larger diameter (340 mm 320 mm standard). He has sharper steering R‑MDPS electric power steering with the rack and paddle shifters for the transmission. Foot pegs look rich, but to put my foot uncomfortable, and wiping leg — easy. GT Line now comes only in five-seater execution.

Brisk acceleration, acceleration strapped in the chair, but if not with me. Not heard before, the battle of stones for arches, the machine smoothly “leafing through” of transmission, vibration is not. That it’s time to pripustit gas, silently screaming, only a digital speedometer. It seems that going 80 km/h and it was!

To help me — a familiar system Drive Mode Select (DMS), which, along with the usual driving modes Comfort, Eco and Sport, new — Smart: the machine adapts to driving style. Went faster, the DMS goes into Sport, roll safely — switches to Eco.

I think soon this mode will also receive other Kia.

The GT Line with a touch of sportiness can be ordered with a diesel engine and a new 3.5‑liter gasoline engine.The GT Line with a touch of sportiness can be ordered with a diesel engine and a new 3.5‑liter gasoline engine.

The suspension is structurally changed and inherited the weaknesses of its predecessor: the dirt shakes out of me, and Sorento Prime — whole premium, despite the fact that on the pavement the ride is excellent.

The plans of the officials to raise in 2018 the excise tax on cars more powerful 200 HP forced to revise the price lists. In 2016, the Prime has outsold the conventional Sorento, which is cheaper. And for ten months of 2017 were sold 4925 machines — Prime took 5.6% of the segment. Sales in the segment fall, and Prime is going up.

As for premium… Still a step! As part of the finishing and operation of the power units Sorento Prime already can compete with the expensive “Japanese”, but “Germans” we have a long way to go.

Good
soundproofing, cheerful
eight-speed automatic
Harsh on dirt

BROS? COUSINS!

Some design solutions of the updated Sorento Prime borrowed a concept-the Kia Telluride (pictured right), shown in Detroit in 2015. More in common with the experimental machine is the Chinese version of Prime, known in China as the Kia KX7 (left). This crossover made its debut in 2016 and is only sold in the Chinese market. With our Prime it unites technical stuffing and proportion, but body panels have original KX7. The car collected in China in a joint venture Dongfeng Yueda Kia.

Kia Sorento 2.2 CRDi Prime (7 seats)

Length / width / height / base 4800 / 1890 / 1690 / 2780 mmLuggage capacity (VDA) 142-605 lCurb weight 2032 kgEngine diesel, P4, 16 valve 2199 cm3; 147 kW/200 HP at 3,800 rpm;, 441 nm at 1750-2 750 rpmAcceleration 0-100 km/h 9,4 withMaximum speed 203 km/hFuel/fuel reserve DT/71 lFuel consumption: combined cycle 6.5 l/100 kmTransmission all-wheel drive; A8

Prime Kia Sorento 2.4 GDI (5 seats)

Length / width / height / base 4800 / 1890 / 1690 / 2780 mmLuggage capacity (VDA) 660 lCurb weight 1849 kgEngine diesel, R4, 16 valves, 2359 cm3; 138 kW/188 HP at 6000 rpm and 241 N·m at 4000 rpmAcceleration 0-100 km/h 10.5 sMaximum speed 195 km/hFuel/fuel reserve AI-95/71 lFuel consumption: combined cycle 9.2 liters/100 kmTransmission all-wheel drive; the A6

Kia Sorento Prime 3.5 MPI (7 seats)

Length / width / height / base 4800 / 1890 / 1690 / 2780 mmLuggage capacity (VDA) 142-605 lCurb weight 1981 kgEngine petrol, V6, 24 valve, 3470 cm3; 183 kW/249 HP at 6300 rpm and 336 N·m at 5000 rpmAcceleration 0-100 km/h 7,8 withMaximum speed 210 km/hFuel/fuel reserve AI-95/71 lFuel consumption: combined cycle 10.4 l/100 kmTransmission all-wheel drive; A8

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