KIA SORENTO R
Power plant: 2.4-litre in-line four-cylinder Theta II petrol engine, 130kW at 6000rpm, 227Nm at 3750rpm; 2.2-litre in-line four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, 145kW at 3800rpm, 436Nm at 1800-2500rpm. Running gear: Two models are frontwheel drive, remaining models have ondemand all-wheel drive. Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual mode. MacPherston strut front suspension, multi-link set-up at the rear. Electric power assisted steering. How big: Length 4685mm, width 1885mm, height 1700mm, wheel base 2700mm. Ground clearance 185mm. How much: Prices range from $46,490 for FWD LX petrol, to $66,190 for AWD Premium diesel. What’s good: Excellent interior room, lovely drive, diesel one of the best on the market. What’s not: Cosmetic part of the facelift is quite modest. Our verdict: The best part of this facelift is that it has improved the ability of the Sorento R.