IMPROVED PERFORMANCE WITH MORE MILEAGE - NEW TOP
RANGE TURBO DIESEL VARIANTS OF NEW KIA SORENTO
AND NEW KIA SPORTAGE
KUALA LUMPUR April 25, 2017 – Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of KIA
vehicles in Malaysia has once again pushed the envelope of diesel vehicles locally with
the introduction of The New Sorento HS Turbo Diesel beginning today and New
Sportage GT Turbo Diesel. Both vehicles will be in all Kia showrooms nationwide.
The diesel-powered variants of the Kia Sorento and Kia Sportage are powered by the
2.2 CRDi (Common Rail Direct Injection) and 2.0 AWD GT CRDi engines that deliver
440Nm and 400Nm of torque accordingly. The improved fuel efficiency for both models
can result in traveling close to 1,000km on a full tank.
"We are convinced with the advanced automotive technologies and upgraded top range
features of these two new variants of the Kia Sorento and Sportage will provide
customers even greater ownership value and satisfaction. The new award winning
models are highly-developed with a premium level interior, an award-winning exterior
design, riding comfort, excellent fuel economy with a more efficient choice of engines
and of course good overall performance being “class above” competitors," said Dato’
Samson Anand George, Group Chief Operating Officer, Automotive Group, Naza
Corporation Holdings. He also added that although it may have taken a while to
introduce the new turbo diesel engine of the New Kia Sorento and New Kia Sportage,
“We are confident that we have done everything possible to make the wait a worthwhile
one and it will be another success story since there is a big demand of diesel variant in
New Sorento HS Turbo Diesel
Delivering a premium look and feel, the New Sorento HS Turbo Diesel effortlessly
blends style, practicality and technology.
The evolutionary styling changes subtly alter the character of the New Sorento,
highlighting its sleek and dynamic bodyline profile, thus creating a sophisticated
continental appearance and ensuring the New Sorento has a commanding road
presence. The face of the New Sorento incorporates projector HIID with adaptive light
system headlamps as well as a huge radiator grille, with a distinctive three-dimensional
cubic mesh pattern. The New Sorento is also equipped with 19-inch premium allow
Recognised for its excellence worldwide by automotive juries since its international
introduction, the New Sorento HS Turbo Diesel boasts a full mantle of awards such as
outstanding product design at the Red Dot Awards, prestigious design award at the iF
Design Awards, highest ranked midsize SUV in initial quality by JD Power, Best Family
SUV at the Drive Car Of The Year Awards, Best Family SUV at Australia's Best Cars
Awards, Car of the Year at the CarsGuide Car of the Year Awards and International
SUV of the Year at Road & Travel Magazine's International Car of the Year (ICOTY)
Awards as well as several other accolades.
The styling of the New Sorento’s cabin follows a 'modern and wide' theme, providing the
interior with a stable, horizontal layout and appearance. Its leather upholstery creates a
modern luxury feel to the cabin and gives the New Sorento a genuine premium vehicle
The New Sorento has a number of advanced on-board technologies to improve
convenience and further enhance the ownership experience including an interactive
Multimedia Infotainment System, 7-inch TFT LCD screen on the supervision cluster, a
smart power tailgate, 10-way power assisted driver seat, seat variations for the 7-seater,
Smart Parking Assist System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), electronic
parking brake and drive mode select system, allowing the driver to choose from Normal,
Eco or Sport.
Equipped with an R 2.2 CRDi engine which produces 200 PS and 440 Nm of torque, the
engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The front suspension is fitted with Macpherson Struts to improve ride quality while the
rear suspension is fitted with a Multi-Link suspension which incorporates both superior
ride and handling stability.
Occupants can expect class-leading safety features designed for maximum protection in
all variants such as six airbags, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability
control (ESC), anti-lock brake system (ABS) and hill-start assist control (HAC), all
encompassed in an Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) body structure. This high
level of safety helped the All-New Sorento achieve five star ratings from Euro NCAP
and NHTSA NCAP as well as was selected as IIHS’s Top Safety Pick.
The colours available range from Imperial Bronze (new), Snow White Pearl, Aurora
Black Pearl and Silky Silver. The New Sorento HS Turbo Diesel 2.2L CRDI is priced at
RM191,888. It comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. Terms and conditions
New Sportage GT
Meanwhile, the New Sportage offers breathtakingly distinct design, an attractive interior,
cutting-edge technology and advanced features.
Like its petrol variant, the new ‘GT Line’ specification is available to Sportage
customers. Designed and engineered to appeal to those looking for a sportier driving
experience from their Sportage, the GT Line specification delivers all the versatility of
the Sportage while adding greater visual and dynamic appeal to those customers that
The New Sportage features a bold new look that exudes a sense of sporty and powerful
energy from every angle. Echoing the contrast of smooth and sharp shapes found on
some of the most iconic modern fighter jets, the New Sportage creates visual harmony
out of the tension between sharp, defined feature lines and smooth surfacing.
Its distinctive new 'face' emanates a seductive force thanks to its elegantly designed
headlamps with LED daytime running lights, ice cube LED fog lamps and Kia's hallmark
'Schreyer' grille. The New Sorento is also equipped with 19-inch premium allow chrome
This diesel variant also boasts an elegant interior that beautifully mixes innovation,
comfort and world-class design infused with premium materials. The refined driver-
oriented cockpit promises optimal control by maximising clever functionality. The result
is an interior that majors on refinement and modern sophistication with greater
soundproofing measures adopted to reduce significantly the intrusion of exterior noise.
A range of advanced on-board technologies improve the ownership experience. This
includes the Multimedia Infotainment System, 6-speaker sound system, a supervision
cluster with a large 4.2-inch TFT-LCD screen and driver and passenger power seats.
Exemplary performance comes in the form of the New Sportage GT Turbo Diesel’s 2.0-
liter CRDi engine, producing 185 ps and 400Nm torque with Dynamax AWD and mated
to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Dynamax AWD offers a higher level of
safety by intelligently distributing traction forces.
The front suspension is fitted with Macpherson Struts to enhance steering response and
provide a comfortable ride feel. The rear suspension is fitted with a Multi-Link
suspension that boosts ride comfort and driving stability.
Its top-of- the-line essential safety features provide a comfortable environment for
occupants while emphasising optimal convenience. These safety features include six
airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability
control (VSC) and hill-start assist control (HAC), all encompassed in an Advanced High
Strength Steel (AHSS) body structure. This resulted in a maximum safety rating score of
five-stars in the Euro NCAP crash performance tests.
The New Sportage was also a proud winner at the J.D. Power’s Vehicle Dependability
Study, 2016 ‘Red Dot Awards’ for Product Design and Insurance Institute for Highway
Safety's top award for Top Safety Pick+ in 2016.
Available in Cherry Black, Mercury Blue, Fiery Red, Snow White Pearl and Mineral
Silver, the All-New Sportage 2.0L AWD GT CRDi is priced at RM159,888. This variants
come with five years warranty with unlimited mileage. Terms and conditions apply.