Kia unveils 2013 Sorento in Colombo
Smarter, safer and even more stylish SUV epitomises Kia’s
design-driven approach as its predecessor continues to turn heads on Sri
Lanka’s roads, Kia’s 2013 Sorento SUV arrived in Colombo recently to a
preview by loyal brand enthusiasts.
Models posing with the 2013 Sorento at the launch Pictures
by M F Jabir
Distributor of Distinction award
Key Kia customers invited to celebrate the ‘Distributor of
Distinction’ award won recently by Kia’s sole distributor in Sri Lanka,
were accorded the first look at this definitive automotive marque, as
Kia Motors (Lanka) thanked them for their patronage over the years. More
than 300 guests including sports celebrities were present at the preview
at the Oak Room of the Cinnamon Grand.
Even smarter and safer than its 2012 version and endowed with
enhanced styling, the new seven seater offers several noteworthy new
features that will reinforce its status as one of the most popular
vehicles in Sri Lanka in its category, sole distributor Kia Motors
“Kia’s approach of creating design-driven vehicles with all the
advances of technology, performance, features and comfort are
exemplified in the Sorento, and the 2013 model takes this concept even
further,” said Mahen Thambiah, Managing Director of Kia Motors (Lanka)
Ltd. “It is packed with features that are options on other high-end SUVs
and can be customised with even more options that make driving a Sorento
a sheer pleasure.”
Portrayed as ‘an expression of unrivalled refinement,’ the 2013
Sorento is described by its manufacturer as a more mature and
sophisticated SUV that sets a new standard for style, comfort,
performance, safety and convenience.
Although the basic body shape has been retained, the design of the
fog Lamps, radiator grill, LED rear combination lamp, rear bumper and
the tailgate, has been enhanced and the LED positioned above the
headlamp enhances the vehicle’s appearance and market appeal. Larger
19-inch alloy wheels (up from 18 inch) creates a sportier appearance
that augments road presence and delivers better performance.
Among the new options available in the 2013 model are Adaptive Front
Light System (AFLS) -- motor-powered headlamps that automatically point
in the same direction the vehicle is heading based on travelling speed
and steering wheel movements, resulting in improved nighttime driver
visibility; Cornering Fog Lamps for better side visibility; Ventilated &
Driver Memory Seats (air blown through the cushion and back of both
front seats helps keep occupants cool in extreme temperatures) and Flex
Steering System that provides three modes -- normal/sport/comfort -- to
fit driver preferences with motor-driven power steering and Super Vision
Also on offer are Pocket Lamps under the door handles that are
automatically activated by the smart key when the driver approaches the
car for easier vehicle access at night; manually retractable sunshades
on the 2nd row windows that provide protection from harsh sun glare and
also help keep the cabin cool on hot days; and a high-end combination
Audio, 7-inch Colour TFT-LCD Touch Screen cum Rear View Camera.
Kia sells more than 2.7 million vehicles a year worldwide.
The company has 15 manufacturing and assembly operations in ten
countries and a network of distributors and dealers covering 149
countries. Kia Motors Corporation's brand slogan – “The Power to
Surprise” – represents the company's global commitment to surprise the
world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond
expectations. Kia Motors (Lanka) Limited, has represented the Kia brand
in Sri Lanka since 1995.