June 20, 2012
I always have the impressive of 'bulky' for the pre-facelift Sorento. No, it's not because of its size but because of its design. The front bumper side air intakes are a little huge, the taillights are crowded with LEDs which are bright enough to illuminate a stadium, things like that.
However, I'm glad to see improvement in the facelifted Sorento. It has more elegant looking headlights with LED positioning lights, a sportier looking alloy rims design and thankfully, a sharper and slimmer looking taillights design. The redesigned taillights and rear bumper definitely gave the Sorento a sportier characteristic from the rear, as well as visual balance.
Currently Malaysia's Sorento is using a 2.4 litre petrol engine which is capable to produce 174 hp @ 6000rpm and 266Nm of torque @ 3750rpm. While other countries are using an enhanced powertrain, we shouldn't rule out the possibility that the facelifted Sorento will be using the existing engine when it arrives in Malaysia.
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