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Facelifted Kia Sorento introduces new tech

Kia is introducing new driver assistance and connectivity technologies, as well as a GT Line variant for its facelifted Sorento, which goes on sale later this year.

Facelifted Kia Sorento introduces new tech

Facelifted Kia Sorento introduces new tech

Making its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the brand’s flagship seven-seat SUV is available for the first time with Kia’s latest Drive Wise Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features, including a new Driver Attention Warning system – which can help combat distracted or drowsy driving – along with a lane-keep assist system, high beam assist and new LED headlamps with Dynamic Bending Light.

Updated technologies also include Kia’s latest 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with navigation and Kia Connected Services through TomTom, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. The Sorento also features a wireless smartphone charger.

Other changes see the addition of a new GT Line variant, which brings four-lamp LED fog lights, red brake callipers, a more prominent sill step and GT Line badging along with new chrome twin exhaust tip for diesel models.

The updated Sorento also receives a facelift inside and out as well as a new eight-speed automatic transmission that replaces the six-speed auto on the 2.2-litre diesel and brings improved CO2, down from 172 to 159g/km.

The facelifted Kia Sorento goes on sale across Europe from Q4 2017.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.