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Cars & Autos | Thursday 11 August, 2022 10:36 am |

NMC-Kia launches Sorento 2.5L with economic new engine

With the high price of cars currently in the market, drivers across the Kingdom are looking for an affordable family SUV that delivers on comfort, safety, and fuel economy. In eagerly anticipated news for drivers and passengers across the nation, Saudi’s most innovative automotive partnership, NMC-Kia, is launching the economic Kia Sorento 2.5L, with a host of enhanced features and modifications. 


Hassan AlShomrani, the NMC CEO, commented: “At NMC-KIA our mission is to Innovate, Serve and Inspire with ‘The Drive to Win’. We are keen to present the most attractive options and suitable cars to the KSA market. The new Kia Sorento 2.5L fills an important niche in the market as the perfect affordable family SUV that is spacious, practical, and classy. It also offers excellent fuel economy and extremely competitive pricing.”


“With a legacy of growth, excellence, and success at NMC-Kia we also seek to champion and empower those who want to grow and be better, facilitating their success. The 2.5L engine is the most popular in both retail and fleet segments so the launch of the Kia Sorento 2.5L will help those individuals and companies to grow and excel. Our culture is built on reliability, with customer’s interests as our priority, and the Kia Sorento, like all Kia vehicles, offers exceptional reliability as well as optimum comfort and economy.”


Kia Sorento 2.5L is already available in the recently opened NMC-Kia state-of-the-art flagship showroom in the heart of Jeddah, as well as the other NMC-Kia showrooms throughout the kingdom, located in Jazan, Najran, Abha, Madina, Makkah, Taif, Tabuk and Yanbu.


Abdullah Allam, Product Manager at Kia NMC added: “Standard options on the new Sorento 2.5L include Electric Parking Brake, Cruise Control, 18” Alloy wheels, LED headlamp, auto light control, LED fog lamp, pushbutton start, 8” display, rear-view monitor, front and rear parking sensors and wireless phone charging.”


“While Mid options available include 19” Alloy wheels, LED Rear Lamp, LED Daytime Running Lights, panoramic sunroof, aero blades, power driver and passenger seats, electrochromic inside mirror, electric folding outside mirror, leather steering and AT knob, mood Lamp and dual automatic temperature control.”


Other features of the Sorento sure to entice drivers and passengers are: 


8-speed DCT (wet-type, 2.2D)


The new Sorrento 2.5L features a 2.5 GDI (8AT) engine with improved fuel-efficiency offering 194HP and 25.1KGf torque. The dual-clutch design translates into quicker gear changes, all at the simple turn of a dial. With eight speeds, optimal engine RPMs can be maintained at more vehicle speed levels for superior acceleration and economy.


Ambient Mood Light (64 variations)


The ambiance can change depending on driving mode or time of the day.


Smartstream Powertrain


Comes with a ‘Smartstream’ powertrain, which is state-of-the-art technology for improved combustion efficiency, and combining elemental technologies for synergy.


Driving Mode Integrated Controller (Comfort/Eco/Sport/Smart) with an 8-inch touchscreen including Apple Carplay/Android Auto


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