Posts Tagged ‘2019 kia sorento’
2019 isn’t even over and automakers are already letting automobile spies get shots of their 2021 models in camouflage. That’s okay though, we always like getting some juicy information before it hits the streets, pun intended. 2019 may be the year that Kia Motors beats their drum over the 2020 Kia Soul with the New Species of Soul marketing campaign, but in 2018, they had another ad campaign all about the 2019 Kia Sorento and the new features it brings. Now, the latest spy shots are giving us a glimpse at the next-generation Kia Sorento, and we’re getting a little psyched.
The new 2021 Kia Sorento is going to be more than just a crossover – it’s going to be redefined. Let’s face it, the Kia Sorento has gotten a little lost in the lineup of SUVs and crossovers from an automaker that keeps pumping them out every year. It’s time that this crossover got its own look, and with a more stylish appearance, the Kia Sorento might catch a little Telluride fever.
Earlier in 2018, we learned that Kia Motors is quickly becoming the safest car brand in America thanks to studies from U.S. News & World Report, AMCI Global, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS named eight Kia Motors vehicles for Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick Plus, but had some special focus on the 2019 Kia Sorento. There sure is a lot to love about the Kia Sorento, one of which is its reliability, according to U.S. News & World Report. On the topic of reliability, another Kia Motors vehicle has been named by the IIHS – the 2018 Kia Rio.
U.S. News Names 2018 Kia Sorento
Yes, there is a lot of talk surrounding the many reasons to love the 2019 Kia Sorento, but with 2018 coming to a close, there is still a focus on 2018 model year vehicles and plenty of time for awards. U.S. News & World Report is a respected piece of literature, recognized as a leader of news and information across multiple industries, including college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and automobiles. With a network that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis on a multitude of subjects, automotive being one of them, U.S. News & World Report is a name many consumers should become familiar with.
When it comes to finding an SUV that isn’t just powerful but also serves as a family or passenger-vehicle, it may be a little tough for consumers to wade through the waters of a saturated auto market. Some vehicles do stand out, but when they all look alike, it’s a little tough to spot the differences. With the 2019 model year coming up, some automakers, like Kia Motors, are coming out with their usual models, but some are getting a little refresh to highlight what makes them great and get a little of the spotlight shining their way. The 2019 Kia Sorento is one of those vehicles.
Let’s put it all out there! No secrets between us. The new 2019 Kia Sorento has a starting MSRP of $25,990 (plus destination fee) with a range of six trims that barely touch $50k. There’s plenty of options between trims for consumers to get what they’re looking for, and it’s all possible on a decent salary. Consumers won’t have to penny-pinch to get a little luxury in their life in the Kia Sorento.
When the auto market gets competitive, pricing isn’t the only thing fiddled around with. The second-best way to win over new consumers is to offer them more for less. So why not make more features standard instead of optional add-ons? The 2019 Kia Sorento comes with automatic headlights, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, solar control and privacy glass, and seven-inch touchscreen with UVO Play, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capabilities all standard.
Well, it seems like Fiat Chrysler Automobiles aren’t the only automotive group making ads for this summer’s advertising campaign. FCA may have just kicked off its 2018 Edition with Apple Music, but Kia Motors is also joining the fray with their newly refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento SUV. Couldn’t pick a better vehicle, really.
What’s Good About the 2019 Kia Sorento?
We think the refreshed 2019 Kia Sorento is the perfect choice to get some air time for Kia Motors for a number of reasons. For one, it’s a perfect chance to show off the SUVs safety features, having received a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). A vehicle only receives this award if it passes all five crash tests with a “good” rating, the highest rating the IIHS uses for their crashworthiness and crash avoidance/mitigation tests. The Kia Sorento was also ranked highest for the Midsize SUV segment during the 2018 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, just saying.
Kia Sorento Marketing Campaign
To make a point of showing off the versatility, advanced technology, and comfort of Kia Motors best-selling and most capable SUV, the automaker has produced a series of videos for various multimedia channels in both English and Spanish. These videos will be placing a focus on the available all-wheel drive system, standard three-row seven-passenger seating, and the more upscale cabin with new technology. One of these we’ve actually already seen, when the Kia Sorento tackled Hell’s Gate in Moab, Utah.
“This campaign mirrors Kia’s mindset as a challenger brand, as Kia and the Sorento have overcome roadblocks, both real and perceived. From off-roading up a mountain to commuting back and forth to work, or a weekend full of running errands, these are the hurdles that drivers conquer every day…As a brand, Kia has conquered our own mountains, especially over the past four years by ranking as the ‘Highest Mass Market Brand in Initial Quality’ in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study. And the Sorento, assembled in West Point, Georgia, has played a major role in our success by being named the top Midsize SUV in initial quality the last two years.” – said Saad Chehab, vice president, marketing communications, Kia Motors America.
The other two advertising spots can be viewed below:
Conquer Your Mountain
This video shows off the all-wheel drive capabilities of the 2019 Kia Sorento while driving through rocky terrain. A voice over talks about mountains and highlights the versatility of the SUV.
Ready to Be Conquered
Nearly the same video with additional footage, the narrator in this spot highlights the passenger space and technology of the 2019 Kia Sorento SUV.
A little on the tame side, but that’s alright. Kia Sorento owners may never take their own SUVs to Moab, Utah to scale mountains, or even go off-roading, although the new Sorento is fully capable of doing so. It’s just interesting to see the 2019 Kia Sorento go “to Hell and back” literally and figuratively. It has been refreshed after all.
Interested in your own capable and comfortable SUV? Check out the Kia Sorento at Miami Lakes Automall today.
Photo Source/Copyright: Kia.com
The Kia Sedona hasn’t been in the spotlight since the Kia Stinger was released. A lot of the media has been focused on Kia’s newly redesigned vehicles, such as the 2019 Kia Sorento, 2019 Kia K900, and of course Kia Stinger Limited Editions, but that just changed. Kia debuted the refreshed 2019 Kia Sedona at the 2018 New York International Auto Show and it’s said to challenge the Chrysler Pacifica.
The only engine that powers the 2018 Kia Sedona lineup is a 3.3-liter DOHC V6 engine with dual continuously variable valve timing for optimal performance. Able to generate 276 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque, this engine is still standard on the 2019 Sedona, but for 2019, the engine will be paired to a new eight-speed automatic transmission, that improves fuel efficiency and offers a “more seamless driving experience.”
A few weeks back, the Kia Soul surpassed a large sales mark by selling over one million Kia Souls in the United States. It was then that it became clear that Kia Motors was going to own 2018 in the automotive industry, especially in the North American market. Ever since Kia debuted the 2018 Kia Stinger with The Curve Ahead promotion at the Detroit Auto Show and finally unleashed the 2018 Kia Stinger to dealerships, Kia Motors just keeps blowing up. So we thought it’s time for a recap of all this good news.
One Million Special Edition
To celebrate the Kia Soul’s one millionth vehicle milestone, Kia has created a special edition package, already available at Miami Lakes Automall. The One Million Special Edition comes with many features found as an optional add-on for the Kia Soul Plus, including – projector low beam headlights, a two-tone roof paint job and treatment, 18-inch alloy wheels with a unique finish, a unique body kit with a rear spoiler, and a unique front grille treatment. The cabin has been spruced up with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, center console USB chargers, cloth interior seats with red stitching, red interior accents, a supervision meter cluster with color LCD, a power adjustable driver seat with lumbar support, a power adjustable passenger seat, a cargo net, special edition carpeted floor mat, cargo tray, and an auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink and Compass. There’s also a tech upgrade, including an Audio package, UVO eServices on an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, a Harman Kardon premium audio system, and push button start with Smart key. You can shop our available Kia Soul inventory to find one now.
Four years ago, the Kia Sorento went through a bit of a makeover when entering its third and current (2018 model year) generation design. For the 2019 model year, the Kia Sorento SUV is receiving a few more changes, and they definitely make the Sorento look a little sleeker. Not enough changes to warrant a next-generation model, but enough changes to make it more competitive in the SUV market of the auto industry today.
There have been subtle changes to the 2019 Kia Sorento in terms of body and the overall exterior. The front fascia has a bit of a facelift and it has been redesigned with a new grille and some updated lighting. The latter includes full LED headlights on the high-end trims and tweaked designs for the bumper and taillights, as well as a new liftgate and three new wheel designs. The changes are subtle, but notable for the 2019 model.
Just because Kia has been busy introducing new models like the Kia Stinger, Kia Niro and Niro Plug-In Hybrid, doesn’t mean they are letting their other models fall by the wayside. In fact, Kia has just recently introduced a sketch of the official new design of the Kia K900 as well as announced new changes to the 2019 Kia Sorento.
2019 Kia Sorento Upgrades
Ranked Highest in Initial Quality in the midsize SUV class in the 2017 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study and rated number one in its class by the U.S. News and World Report, there’s not much doubt about the quality of the Kia Sorento, but Kia has recently announced they have plans to make 2019 Kia Sorento models even better.
There have been several changes made to the interior and exterior of the SUV. New for 2019, all Kia Sorento models will come standard with three rows of seats and seating for seven passengers. There are new added Driver Assistance Systems, a new available Harman Kardon-audio system with QuantumLogic as well as new wireless charging capabilities.
Drivers will benefit from the redesigned dashboard including a new steering wheel design, new shifter knob and a redesigned instrument cluster, and all passengers will benefit from the new air conditioning and heating options that will help to ensure everyone stays comfortable in their own zone.
Exterior changes include a facelift to the front end of the vehicle completed with a new headlamp and grille design. The exterior features a new bumper, a more refined tail lamp design and a revised liftgate. The Sorento will also have three new wheel designs.
All-new Kia K900
The Kia K900 is a high-end luxury full-size sedan made by one of the most trusted and dependable automakers in the industry. Aside from the information that can be gathered from the released sketch, there aren’t too many details known about the features or qualities of the new K900, but Autoguide.com has suggested that the new model will be unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.
The sketch of the new model shows an updated front fascia and grille that is a lot more elongated than the front end of the current model. According to Kia, the new front end design include the ‘Quadric pattern’ grille, which it says has 176 jewel-shaped cells, along with the ‘Duplex comet’ headlamps and various chrome trim. According to Autoguide.com, the new model is expected to go on sale in the second quarter of 2018.
Kia has not announced when 2019 Kia Sorento models will be available. Until then, the award-winning 2018 Kia Sorento is available at Miami Lakes Automall. We are open seven days a week, so come test drive a Kia today!
Kia Motors is really turning the tables on the auto industry these days. It’s almost not fair, but hey, the auto industry is practically a war. Nothing is fair. We don’t mind though, because the more concepts and vehicles that come from the Kia Motors lineup, the more we have to love. After all, Kia vehicles are award winning models. Kia Motors earned strong marks from the J.D. Power Dependability Study, two models were named “Best Vehicle for the Money”, and the award-winning 2018 Kia Stinger is, well, award-winning.
Hybrids and Electric
Kia Motors is well known for making alternative fuel vehicles. They came out with the groovy Kia Soul hatchback in 2009 and quickly turned it into an all-electric vehicle. A similar pattern formed with the Kia Optima. First it came with the standard internal combustion engine, then a hybrid version came out, and then again with a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variation. The release of alternative fuel vehicles by Kia Motors is just becoming the norm.
Recently, more so mid-to-late 2017, Kia released the Kia Niro, a hybrid crossover and the first of its kind. It wasn’t long after its release that Kia started talking about making a plug-in hybrid variant of the crossover, having gained popularity sooner than expected. Before the end of 2017, that’s exactly what they did – the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid was officially added to the lineup.
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.
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.