Official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia Naza Kia Malaysia has introduced the Kia Sorento and Sportage to East Malaysia.

Naza Corporation Holdings Automotive Group COO Dato’s Samson Anand George said the Sorento and Sportage are perfect for conditions in East Malaysia.

“East Malaysia is a growing market with strong potential.

“Because of the states’ wide and rugged terrain, East Malaysians are constantly on the lookout for SUVs that can not only handle these types of roads but make the journey comfortable and safe,” he said.

The SUV segment in Sabah Sarawak has grown this year, compared to 2015, leading the company to make the region a platform for its diesel strategy and strengthen its position in East Malaysia, following the increasing demand.

The Sorento’s diesel variant gets its power from an R 2.2 CRDi engine which produces 197hp and 441.3 Nm of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the petrol variant is powered by a Theta II 2.4 MPI engine with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (DCVVT) that generates 169hp and 224.6 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Depending on the variant, the Sorento has a number of advanced on-board technologies to improve convenience and further enhance the ownership experience including a 7-inch TFT LCD screen on the supervision cluster, a smart power tailgate, 10-way power assisted driver seat, seat variations for the 7-seater, Smart Parking Assist System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), electronic parking brake and drive mode select system, allowing the driver to choose from Normal, Eco or Sport.

It is also equipped with several safety features such as six airbags, vehicle stability management (VSM), electronic stability control (ESC), anti-lock brake system (ABS) and hill-start assist control (HAC) among many others.

The Sorento comes in Clear White, Aurora Black Pearl and Silky Silver with five-year unlimited mileage warranty; terms and conditions apply.

Meanwhile, Kia has introduced the new GT Line specification for the Sportage, which is powered by a Nu 2.0L MPI engine which generates 153hp and 192Nm peak torque with Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (DCVVT) and mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Its safety features include six airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), dynamic brake control (DBC) and hill-start assist control (HAC), all encompassed in an Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) body structure.

The Sportage is available in Mercury Blue, Fiery Red, Snow White Pearl and Mineral Silver, and comes with five years warranty with unlimited mileage; terms and conditions apply.



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