At the Los Angeles Auto Show in the middle of November, Kia premiered the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento. This vehicle is completely redesigned. Keep reading to find out more about what it has to offer.

For the redesign the design and engineering teams wanted to provide a stronger body structure. They did this by increasing rigidity by 14 percent. Fifty-three percent of the unit-body consists of advanced high-strength steel. Engineers also used industrial strength adhesives and laser welding techniques.

The 2016 Kia Sorento will be available in five trim levels – L, LX, EX, SX and SXL. Consumers will be able to choose between three engines, which include a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder, the silky smooth 3.3-liter V6 and an improved 2.4-liter normally aspirated inline-4.

“The core principles in the development of the all-new 2016 Sorento were simple:  Deliver class-up premium materials and features in a capable, confidence-inspiring CUV,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, Product Planning, KMA.  “During the development process, engineers started from the ground up by reinforcing an already stiff body structure.  This added rigidity pays dividends when conditions are less than perfect and helps deliver a premium driving experience.  By painstakingly crafting a vehicle with significant reductions in NVH and substantial gains in overall driving comfort and dynamics, the 2016 Sorento sets a new standard for Kia in the highly competitive mid-size CUV segment.”

This vehicle will start arriving on lots in early 2015. Folsom Lake Kia looks forward to getting the 2016 Kia Sorento on our lot. You can swing by our Sacramento area Kia dealership at any time to check out the new and pre-owned Kia vehicles that are currently in stock. We hope to see you soon!