New Looks for the 2019 Kia Sorento

December 13th, 2017 by

Miami Lakes Auto 2019 Kia Sorento

Hell’s Gate in Moab, Utah is pretty intimidating, and the 6.5-mile 4×4 trail that follows called Hell’s Revenge, isn’t made for the weak of heart. Many say the only kind of vehicle that can handle Hell’s Revenge is an off-road 4×4 like a Jeep ® or Land Rover. Apparently, no one told Kia Motors, because they took the new 2019 Kia Sorento to Utah, and the results are interesting.

Hell’s Revenge

6.5 miles long, rated 6-out-of-10 on the Red-Rock Four-Wheelers difficulty rating scale, and a 2-3 hour drive, Hell’s Revenge is the kind of off-road trail that can kill a car. Filled with hazardous terrain, the trail is only recommended for experienced drivers, and not someone simply looking for a thrill. The most frightening part of the trail is Hell’s Gate, a steep rock formation that at times makes someone wish they had a climbing rope attached to the vehicle.

Well, in the new commercial from Kia Motors, a 2019 Kia Sorento with all-wheel-drive took on Hell’s Revenge. And the drivers lived! The only changes made to the vehicle were the addition of all-terrain tires and a skid plate under the oil pan. At times we thought we were surely going to watch the Sorento tumble back down Hell’s Gate, but it made it all the way to the top. Watch the commercial below.

2019 Kia Sorento New Look

In fiction, when someone goes to Hell and back, they come back transformed. The Kia Sorento maybe didn’t go through Dante’s Inferno, but the 2019 Kia Sorento has a new look. Shown off at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Kia Sorento’s new look comes with a small face lift on the exterior and a lot of interior changes.

The Sorento’s exterior was redesigned in 2016, so the exterior changes are minimal. Most outstanding, the overall appearance from the newest design is tighter and sharper with new configurations for the headlamps and taillamps, a more aggressive front fascia, and new designs for the front and rear bumpers, the liftgate, and muffler tip. Depending on the trim, the Sorento rides on 17- or 19-inch wheels.

Inside the cabin, there’s a new steering wheel, a new shifter knob, and a revised instrument cluster that bring together an overall premium look and feel of the dashboard and center console. More comfortable features are showing up in the Sorento, designed for ideal seating positions with available luxuries, such as heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and 14-way power driver and 8-way power passenger seats. Be sure to look for dual-zone automatic climate control and a panoramic sunroof, especially with the surprisingly chilly weather we’re getting down here in the South.

The tech is upgraded as well. All 2019 Kia Sorento trims come standard with Kia’s 7-inch touchscreen. Popular features like Google Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be found along with wireless charging and advanced safety features. Those looking for a great sound system will be happy to know the 10-speaker Harman Kardon system will still be available in the new 2019 model.

* That’s quite the upgrade for the 2019 Kia Sorento. Maybe all vehicles should take a little trip to the underworld now and then. What do you think? Is the new 2019 Kia Sorento packing a punch? Talk about it on the Miami Lakes Automall Facebook page . *

* Photo Source/Copyright: Auto Blog; YouTube/Kia Motors America *

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