Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia, today unveiled the facelifted versions of Sorento SUV and Grand Carnival MPV. The company also updated the features of the Kia Rio as well as the Kia Optima GT.
“After receiving an overwhelming market response of our four best-selling models, we at Naza Kia Malaysia are proud to introduce the facelift versions of Optima, Sorento, Grand Carnival and enhanced version of the Rio,”
“We are confident with the advanced automotive technologies and upgraded features, our vehicles will provide a more refined driving experience and satisfaction to our customers," said Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group CEO, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings.
On the exterior, Kia’s designers have made a series of modifications which includes redesigned front and rear bumpers, new LED head and taillamps, new dark metallic ‘tiger-nose’ grille, as well as newly designed wheels.
The Kia Sorento continues to be offered in two variants- a 2.4-litre petrol and a 2.2-litre turbo diesel. The petrol engine, developing 172 PS and 225 Nm of torque is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.2-litre turbo diesel generating 200 PS and 442 Nm of torque is paired with an 8-speed self-shifter.
Exterior differences between the two variants can be identified by the size of the tyres and wheels- the petrol variant is fitted with 18-inch size while the turbo diesel variant is an inch larger.
On the interior upgrades, the powerful SUV now comes with Bluetooth activated by voice recognition, memory seat package, and a wireless smartphone charger for a hassle-free experience.
The new Sorento 2.4L EX Petrol is priced at RM169,888, while the New Sorento SX 2.2L Diesel is priced at RM179,888 on-the-road without insurance.
Moving to the Kia Grand Carnival 8-seat MPV, now with new head lamp design with LED DRLs and re-profiled front bumper with more focus on fog lamp area.
The higher-equipped SX variant feature LED technology in the head lamps with auto-levelling as well as a new ‘Ice Cube’ LED projector fog lamps. With this facelift, SX variant now comes with Blind Spot Detection System (BDS), memory seat package for the driver’s seat, and a wireless smartphone charger.
A new 8-speed automatic transmission delivers better driving performance from the unchanged 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine. Vital figures from the engine are 193 PS and 440 Nm of torque.
Among the colours available for the New Grand Carnival are Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black Pearl Silky Silver and Panthera Metal. The new Grand Carnival KX variant is priced from RM155,888, while the SX variant is priced from RM184,888 on-the-road without insurance.
All new Kia models come with a five-year/unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty.