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NAZA Kia Malaysia re­cently in­tro­duced the new Sorento HS Turbo Diesel and new Sportage GT Turbo Diesel.

These turbo diesel-pow­ered vari­ants of the Kia Sorento and Kia Sportage are pow­ered by the 2.2 CRDi (com­mon rail direct in­jec­tion) and 2.0 AWD GT CRDi en­gines that pro­duce 440Nm and 400Nm of torque re­spec­tively – proven to be pow­er­ful yet eco­nom­i­cal pow­er­plants ca­pa­ble of trav­el­ling up to 1,000km on a sin­gle tank.

New Sorento HS Turbo Diesel

The pre­mium de­sign and feel of the new Sorento HS Turbo Diesel combine the per­fec­tion of style, prac­ti­cal­ity and tech­nol­ogy, all wrapped up in a dy­namic ve­hi­cle that will no doubt make its pres­ence known on the road.

To­gether with a dis­tinc­tive grill, pow­er­ful pro­jec­tor HID head­lamps and 19-inch pre­mium al­loy chrome wheels, the new Sorento has won nu­mer­ous awards for its out­stand­ing prod­uct de­sign and high-qual­ity build.

Its in­te­rior is cov­ered in leather up­hol­stery that lets you have a taste of modern lux­ury. The ve­hi­cle is also equipped with a so­phis­ti­cated mul­ti­me­dia in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, seven-inch TFT LCD screen on the su­per­vi­sion clus­ter, a smart power tail­gate, 10-way power as­sisted driver seat, seat vari­a­tions for the seven-seater, smart park­ing as­sist sys­tem, tyre pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem (TPMS) and elec­tronic park­ing brake.

Safety is also the name of the game with the new Sorento, with fea­tures such as six airbags, ve­hi­cle sta­bil­ity man­age­ment (VSM), elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol (ESC), anti-lock brake sys­tem (ABS), hill-start as­sist con­trol (HAC) and an ad­vanced high-strength steel (AHSS) bo the

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Boast­ing el­e­gant head­lamps, ia hall­mark Schreyer grille and se­duc­tive 19-inch pre­mium al­loy wheels, this is one at­trac­tive ve­hi­cle.

The beau­ti­ful in­te­rior is com­fort­able and invit­ing, which is to be ex­pected with the heavy use of pre­mium ma­te­ri­als.

Pas­sen­gers will love the en­ter­tain­ment setup, which in­cludes the mul­ti­me­dia in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem, six-speaker sound sys­tem and a su­per­vi­sion clus­ter with a large 4.2-inch TFT-LCD screen.

Ex­em­plary per­for­mance comes in the

Its in­te­rior is cov­ered in leather up­hol­stery that lets you have a taste of modern lux­ury .

form of the GT Turbo Diesel’s 2.0-litre CRDi en­gine, which pro­duces 185Ps and 400Nm of torque with Dy­na­max AWD that is mated to a six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

En­abling a smooth ride and qual­ity han­dling are MacPher­son struts at the front and a multi-link sus­pen­sion at the rear.

You will feel truly at ease with its safety fea­tures that in­clude six airbags, ABS, ESC, VSC and HAC, all en­com­passed in an AHSS body struc­ture.

It is also the win­ner of J.D. Power’s Ve­hi­cle De­pend­abil­ity Study, 2016 Red Dot Award for Prod­uct De­sign and In­sur­ance In­sti­tute for High­way Safety’s Top Safety Pick award in 2016.

The all-new Sportage 2.0L AWD GT CRDi is priced from RM155,356.99 and comes with a five-years war­ranty with un­lim­ited mileage. Terms and con­di­tions ap­ply. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.kia.com.

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