Tuesday, April 25, 2017

NEW TOP RANGE TURBO DIESEL VARIANTS OF NEW KIA SORENTO AND NEW KIA SPORTAGE LAUNCHED


Good news! Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of KIA vehicles in Malaysia have introduced The New Kia Sorento HS Turbo Diesel beginning today and New Kia Sportage GT Turbo Diesel. Both vehicles will be in all Kia showrooms nationwide. 


The new top specced Sorento diesel comes with the 2.2 CRDi engine which produces 200 PS and 440 Nm of torque, the engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.You've seen this in the low end variant Sorento when it was first launched some months ago. Now they've added this diesel with high end equipment as was demanded by some customers. 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 apply.

Now as for 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.  So you now get the New Sportage with proper torque ratings that belies its SUV status. Sometimes, you need that turbodiesel to feel all good in an SUV. Any SUV. 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.

I do believe NAZA Kia has now answered the lack of a high end Sorento diesel with this new variant and also answered another question as to the lack of a torquey diesel for the Sportage. Of course, now I am hearing affordability issues from some people as to the price(s). Aiyoh. You can't win 'em all sometimes. But kudos to Naza Kia for bringing in these models quickly.


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

the market”.

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

chrome wheels.

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

ambience.

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

apply.

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

desire it.

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

wheels.

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.

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