Kia has given its popular 4x4 Sorento SUV a healthy power boost for both the diesel and gasoline engines, plus the addition of several significant comfort, quality and safety features and a refreshed appearance, with a soft evolution of its fine original good looks and a touch more elegance.
The 2006 Sorento offers consumers a choice of two high-power engines: a 170 ps diesel with 21% more power and an advanced variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) or a new, fuel-efficient 3.3-litre V6 gasoline unit that punches out more than 235 ps.
Inside, the center stack and center floor console are revised with a neater layout and higher quality materials. In the rear, legroom is increased by reshaping the backs of the front seats, and the rear seats are now more easily adjustable.
The bold exterior has always given the Sorento a formidable on-road presence and for 2006, Kia’s creative team has given the SUV a more contemporary image that is both elegant and confident. One of Kia’s biggest success stories, the Sorento was one of Kia’s best sellers globally with nearly 144,000 units sold in 2005.