Nowadays, we all live our lives at high speed and to do this we need a car which can be fast, comfortable and high quality. I think that if you are looking for a car with all these qualities, you must think about buying a Kia car.
The 2011 Kia Sorento is a worthy crossover SUV that you must take a look at if you are trying to find your dream car, perfect for your entire family. The Kia Sorento offers you solid built quality, comfort, a powerful engine, an optional third row seat and affordable pricing. The new Kia Sorento can compete with the Honda CR-V or the Toyota RAV4 having a starting price of $20,000 and offering interesting features and sufficient space for an entire family. This new Kia is more efficient, more agile and lighter that the other models manufactured by Kia.
If you are interested in buying a Kia car you must know that the 2011 Kia Sorento is available in three trims: the base trim, the LX trim and the EX trim. The LX and the EX versions are equipped with a four cylinder engine and provide the third row 50/50 split-folding seat as an optional feature while the EX V6 is available with the standard package. The standard package offered by Kia includes features such as air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, full power accessories, a trip computer, satellite radio, audio jack, CD/MP3 stereo system and a six speed manual transmission.
The Sorento LX is available with a six speed automatic transmission, a second-row armrest with cup holders, body-color heated outside mirrors while the Convenience package offers the buyers a backup camera with rearview-mirror, heated front seats, rear parking sensors, fog lamps and roof rails.
But the most impressive features are offered by the Sorento EX including dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless ignition, a leather-wrapped shift knob and 18-inch alloy wheels. But the optional Premium package offers roof rails, leather upholstery, back-up camera, panoramic sunroof and heated front seats.
Under the hood, the 2011 Kia Sorento is equipped with a 2.4 liters four cylinder engine for the standard model which produces 175 horsepower. The car has also a six speed automatic transmission. The EX model is available with a 3.5 liters V6 engine as an optional feature. The engine produces 276 horsepower and 248 pound-feet being coupled with a six speed automatic transmission. On the road the 2011 Kia Sorento is quick and easy to handle when it comes to cornering and braking.
The interior of the 2011 Kia Sorento is attractive, spacious, well made and offers high quality materials, all of these at an affordable price. The car offers comfortable front seats and a rear bench which can support three adults. As a plus for this car is the optional third row featuring 50/50 split-folding seatbacks and enough space even for taller adults.
When it comes to the safety measures, the Kia Sorento offers you all the standard features such as hill descent control, antilock disc brakes, stability control, hill-start assist, front seat side airbags, front active head restraints and even full-length side curtain airbags. Your entire family is protected.
The 2011 Kia Sorento is the best choice for you and for your family offering all the comfort, space and features you need to resolve your daily problems. If you are thinking to buy a Kia car then you’re decision is the best possible. You will not have to pay impressive sums of money either, because the price ranges between $20,000 for the base model and $30,000 for the EX V6 model.
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2011MY Kia Sorento & Older Subaru Impreza Models, Under NHTSA Investigation
The NHTSA has initiated an investigation regarding the 2011MY Kia Sorento for possible driveshaft failure that results in a sudden loss of power. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that there have been four complaints regarding the intermediate driveshaft and another five about power loss due to a transmission failure that might be related to a driveshaft problem. This investigation will look into about 50,000 units of the Korean CUV.
In addition, it seems that some of the 2002-2003 Subaru Impreza models have problems regarding corroded lower control arms. The Detroit News says that there have been seven complaints stating that the control arms on the Impreza can break at more than 50 mph, two of them saying that due to this issue, their cars went out of control. This investigation affects 84,000 Imprezas.
Source: The Detroit News via AutoBlog
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It seems honor is quite important in South Korea, as after a few recent recalls, Kia Motors boss and Hyundai-Kia vice chairman Jeong Sung Eun has resigned from his position.
The South Korean carmaker was recently forced to recall several models, including the new Sorento and the Soul over wiring issues. In total, around 85,900 vehicles were recalled worldwide, with almost half from the USA.
The move of the Kia executive is pretty strange, as the recall wasn’t all that big, at least in comparison to other ones (see Toyota or Chrysler), and it wasn’t that severe (see Toyota’s unintended acceleration).
Still, it seems that the executive wanted to send a clear message to customers, and has stepped down from his position. A replacement will be found soon enough by acting president Lee Hyoung Keun.
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Kia has just announced a brand new recall, affecting the 2010 Soul and 2011 Sorento models
It seems that the vehicles in question have a problem with the wiring of the interior lighting fixtures. In the Soul, the wires power the lights in the front speakers, while in the Sorento, they power the lighting in the front and rear doors.
In total, 35,185 vehicles will be called back to dealerships by Kia. If left unattended, these wires may wear out, eventually leading to a short circuit or even a fire. Owners will be notified in the following weeks about the problem. You can contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542 for more details.
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Another carmaker which bought ad space during last night’s Super Bowl was Kia, which opted to showcase its 2011 Sorento, which is completely made in the USA.
In order to do such a thing, the ad blends in a rather interesting way last summer’s “The Hangover” movie with an old marketing campaign aired for the Opel Corsa a few years ago (the one with the puppets and the “C’mon” tagline).
The result? Five toys having some fun in Vegas, thanks to the all-new Sorento. Hit the jump to watch the ad.
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Kia is definitely pulling the heart strings of its US fans, as it has just presented the 2011 Sorento model at the Los Angeles Auto Show, going on these days in California. I’m saying this because the new Sorento is the first vehicle the South Korean company has designed and built in the USA, at its West Point, Georgia manufacturing plant.
Moving on to specific details, the new Sorento aims at being a full pledged crossover model, meaning that it will seat five adults, but has the capacity for seven full-size persons “occasionally” according to Kia. Powered by a V6 engine outputtin 276 HP and coupled to a six-speed automatic, the Sorento promises to offer some interesting cheap thrills, but not in a bad way, as the prices start from under $20,000.
Also, expect the Sorento to be everywhere you look, as parent company Hyundai is buying ad spaces left and right, signing sponsorship deals and even running ads in cinemas across the USA. Hopefully the new 2011 Sorento will make good on its word and provide a great ride for potential customers.
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A day after we reported that Toyota, one of the leaders in terms of hybrid cars, dismissed the possibility of releasing diesel-based hybrid models, South Korean company Kia revealed to Autocar that it will be developing hybrid cars running on both an electric engine and a diesel one, targeting 2012 for the release of its first model.
Kia did reveal a Sorento concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and a source confirmed that the powertrain featured will be adapted into a production-ready version in the near future. The 1.6-liter diesel engine implemented in the concept was outfitted with twin turbochargers, so that it could produce 161 HP. It was then coupled with an electric motor and both were able to assure front wheel drive thanks to a new dual-clutch gearbox, offering both fully-automatic or manual sequential gear changes. It was reportedly able to output 119 g of CO2/km.
“Diesel hybrids are certainly the way we’d like to go with our alternatively powered vehicles in the future,” said the source. “The powertrain seen in the Sorento has a strong chance of making production, be it in that model or others such as the Cee’d. All manufacturers have to work to get their emissions down and we think this is one our best chances of getting there.”
The same source also revealed that Kia also will plan to launch electric vehicles in the near future. The 2011 Picanto might actually see a fully-electric model, which will borrow the technology from partner company Hyundai, which revealed an all-electric i10 city cat in Frankfurt.“Obviously we’re the same company and share R&D,” said the source. “So the i10 electric shows a way we’re going to go as well. When we show the new Picanto, there should be an electric version as well.”
Overall, it seems that Kia is bent on pursuing this type of technology in the future. Hopefully we will see some advancements soon enough.
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