Kia Sorento Prime – all-wheel drive SUV of the mid-size category with a hint of “premium” and, in combination, the flagship of the “crossover line” of the South Korean automaker, combining a presentable appearance, high-quality and roomy interior, rich equipment and good “driving” characteristic. Its main target audience is family people (with one or more children) with above – average incomes, who love traveling and outdoor recreation.
The third – generation all – terrain vehicle with the “UM” internal marking was first presented at the end of August 2014 at a special event in Seoul, and in October it made its full-scale debut on the catwalks of the Paris motor show. The third – generation all – terrain vehicle with the “UM” internal marking was first presented at the end of August 2014 at a special event in Seoul, and in October it made its full-scale debut on the catwalks of the Paris motor show. In the fall of 2017, as part of the motor show in Frankfurt, a restyled SUV appeared before a wide audience-it was slightly “refined” in appearance, the interior was adjusted and the list of available equipment was expanded.
From the outside, the Kia Sorento Prime looks attractive, monumental and modern, and its exterior feels balanced approach to every detail and there are no conflicting design decisions (thus the five-door fully justifies its “flagship status”). The front of the car looks menacingly at the world with a frowning facet of led headlights (in the “base” they are halogen), which are adjacent to the “family” radiator grille and a massive bumper. In profile, the crossover shows a harmonious and solid (which is facilitated by its rather large size), but at the same time it does not look heavy, emphasized by expressive sidewalls, a falling roof and large cutouts of wheel arches. Well, a strong rear, topped with elegant LED lights and a raised bumper with one oval exhaust pipe, successfully completes the appearance of the five-door.
In addition, the Kia Sorento Prime is offered in the “contested” GT Line modification, which can be visually recognized by led fog lights in the form of four “ice cubes”, decorative metal thresholds, red brake calipers and “GT Line” nameplates on the trunk lids.
The interior is one of the strongest points of the Kia Sorento Prime – it is beautiful, comfortable, extremely logical and European-quality. The front panel of the car has a minimal number of buttons: infotainment functions are envied by a 7-or 8 – inch touch screen, below which is an exemplary “microclimate” block. The driver observes at his workplace a four-spoke multi – steering wheel with a “plump” rim and a “smart” instrument cluster with a large speedometer (in the “top” versions-virtual) in the center. The interior of the car is made exclusively of pleasant materials – soft plastics, aluminum inserts (with metallic coating), glossy decor and genuine leather. In the performance of the “GT Line” in the interior of the all-terrain vehicle, there are additionally expanded chrome trim, steering wheel shift paddles and red seat upholstery. By default,” apartments ” Kia Sorento Prime – five-person. The first row has comfortable seats with a developed anatomy, optimal filler stiffness, a large number of settings and heating (in expensive configurations – even with ventilation and memory), and the second passengers are provided with a Royal space and a comfortable sofa with a full set of adjustments. As an option for SUV, a “gallery” with a separate air conditioning unit and Cup holders is available, which is designed for people below 180 cm.