Thursday, December 18, 2014

Redesigned 2016 Kia Sorento CUV rolls into Jim Butler Kia

In time for holiday season, new CUV offers roomy interior, brawnier exterior

Combining with increased towing capacity, more room for passengers and their gear and a newly available turbocharged engine, the 2016 Kia Sorento CUV hits the U.S. market and the St. Louis Kia superstore — Jim Butler Kia in Chesterfield Valley — in January 2015. With a newly inspired exterior, class-up interior, progressive technology and a brand new driving experience, the 2016 Sorento will raise the bar for refinement and capability.

The redesign of the Kia Sorento begins with the inspired interior. The designers at Kia Motors America (KMA) wanted to keep the sophistication of a city car with the ruggedness of the outdoors. The exterior is more sturdy and beefy with a more plated stance, wonderful for rugged adventures in the great outdoors. The 2016 Sorento’s more muscular body sits atop four new alloy wheel designs ranging from 17 to 19 inches. 

The roomier interior will amaze Sorento owners as both the five-seat and seven-seat styles offer premium comfort to those along for the ride with a 0.5-inch increase in both rows along with more headroom. Kia designers added more cargo volume from 72.5 cubic feet to 74 cubic feet overall, and the cargo volume behind the third row jumps from 9.1 cubic feet to 11 cubic feet. All this in addition to an easy-folding lever which allows different seating arrangements will provide the space needed for any equipment on the family’s next camping trip or the next surf trip to the beach.

For the sometimes unpredictable weather that St. Louis can throw at us, the 2016 Kia Sorento from Jim Butler Kia offers heated and ventilated front seats as well as heated rear seats for comfort in all seasons. Along with the heated seat features, the improved Sorento has 14-way power driver and eight-way power passenger seats, a four-way headrest with one-button adjustment, dual-zone HVAC and Kia’s second-generation panoramic sunroof, as well as available premium Nappa leather trim seating surfaces.

To tie the interior together, a premium sound system is available and aptly suits the Sorento’s style. Blast your favorite tunes from the 630-watt, 12-speaker Infinity stereo system combined with the Clari-Fi music restoration technology. The Sorento holds the proud honor of the first vehicle in North America to offer this technology from Harman. Harman’s Clari–Fi scans all types of compressed audio files for lost music details and corrects waveform deficiencies based on existing music information and audio source quality. It then recaptures the missing highs and lows, restores the vocals to their natural tone, returns to a true stereo sound and removes unwanted distortions and artifacts. This sound system will have audiophile’s rejoicing.

The 2016 Sorento offers a variety of UVO eservices and an available navigation system as well as an integrated rear backup camera. A 4.3-inch TFT color touch screen is standard and also incorporates Bluetooth, and UVO voice recognition capability.

Under the hood, Kia offers three different engines for its 2016 Sorento — a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder, the smooth 3.3-liter V6 and the improved 2.4-liter inline-4. Five trim levels — L, LX, EX, SX and SXL will be available when the first shipment of the 2016 Sorentos hits Chesterfield Valley and the St. Louis area at Jim Butler Kia.

On top of the rugged exterior, roomy, upscale interior and the three engines, the 2016 Kia Sorento has a bevy of safety features along with the advanced AWD system and the 4WD Lock Mode if the outdoor conditions call for it. With these fantastic features, the 2016 Kia Sorento makes an excellent car for the traveler and adventurer in you this holiday season. Contact a sales representative at Jim Butler Kia at 888-392-6606, or if you’re in the Chesterfield Valley or Creve Coeur Area, stop by our dealer at 722 Long Road Crossing in Chesterfield. The new 2016 Kia Sorento — combining both the rugged and the reliable — at Jim Butler Kia, the St. Louis Kia Superstore!