Everything you’d expect and more? That’s what Sorento is all about, starting with its well appointed interior. The standard features will surprise you : power tilt steering, a height adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, a central locking system, front and rear power windows, a six-speaker audio system and digital clock. There’s also an LCD odometer and trip meter, overhead console plus back and rear center armrests with storage compartment.
The new generation high-output CRDi (Common Rail Direct Injection) Turbo Intercooled 2.5L Engine for class-leading power,outstanding fuel economy & proven liability.It produced 140ps of thrust @ 3,800rpm and a generous 32.0kg.m of torque@ 2,000 rpm. This is mated to a 5-speed (1 overdrive) automatic gearbox, with Active Torque Transfer (ATT) between the front and rear wheels, high/low ratios, and a limited slip differential.
The facelifted Naza Sorento features a 3-bar chrome radiator grille and a new front bumper with circular fog lamps. The Sorento also gets new front headlamps with a blackened out design – these are of the projector type. It has 16 inch 5-spoke alloy wheels, and a new rear bumper.
The new Naza Sorento is 4,590mm long, 20mm longer than the pre-facelift Sorento. Ground clearance is 203mm, wheelbase is 2,710mm, track is 1,580mm for both front and rear, width is 1,865mm, and height is 1,730mm (1,810mm with roof rack). Exterior colours consist of a choice of 4 colours – Ebony Black, Sand Beige, Clear White and Clear Silver. All are two-tone matched with Pewter Gray.
Safety is second nature to the Sorento.Safety features include dual airbags and ABS. The new facelifted Sorento has a five-star Crash Safety NHTSA NCAP,USA rating, compared to the prefacelift Sorento’s 4 star rating. For the IIHS overall frontal test, the rating is now Good, compared to the prefacelift’s Acceptable grade. Euro NCAP test results revealed a 4 star score for both front and side impact. A multitude of electronic and physical safety aids interact with millisecond precision, ensuring a smooth and predictable ride on the most challenging terrains and the harshest of conditions.
The new facelifted Naza Sorento comes with a 5 year or 125,000km warranty, and a 2 year or 50,000km free service package, inclusive of lubricants and labour. Prices start at RM138,888 on the road.