Kia Motors launches flagship Sorento KX7 in China! What's the difference with the domestic version? comparison KX7!
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Korea's most popular SUV SORENTO, the KX7 is China Version by Kia Motors, was introduced through the "2016 Guangzhou Motor Show". The code name of the KX7 is QM, which is different from the Sorento codename UM, which is sold domestically and overseas. So, there are some people who think that the Sorento face lift version to be released in the next year is KX7.
It has been a long time since the world 's largest automobile market became China, and the global car maker introduced the Chinese exclusive car. In recent years, Volkswagen's large SUV, Atlantis, BMW 1 and 5 series, and other vehicles were introduced to China. Now, the Chinese automobile market is the most important market, and it is natural for automakers to introduce their own vehicles to China.
In the case of the Sorento (UM), which is the most popular in the domestic market, face lift is planned for the next year, so some of the designs reflected in the Chinese version KX7 (QM) may be reflected in the face lift version. For example, mufflers, one of the biggest complaints for Sorrento buyers, are likely to improve in the face lift version like the dual mufflers of the KX7. From now on, let's analyze China flag flagship Sorento KX7 closely.
Impression of a burger resembling a tiger!
The front of the KX7 impressions are reminiscent of a tiger. Compared with the Sorento, the bonnet, front and rear bumper design changes, head lamps and tail lamp changes, fog lights, and various other parts have been applied to the new design. The design is reminiscent of the tiger's teeth while applying the "ㄱ" shaped fog lamp. If you look at the changed width, you can feel a clear design difference with the existing Sorento.
In the case of the central grille, the shape of the dot has been changed from a compact dot shape to a wide honeycomb shape. Most of the material of the grill, using glossy chrome, is a design that emphasizes presence with the glitz of Chinese favorite.
The head lamps have wider widths, and the outer bottom has been redesigned like a drop of water. In addition, although the domestic version of the daytime version is designed like eyebrows on the headlamps, the newly designed headlamps have a strong presence when the daytime lights are turned on while the half-moon-shaped daylight is inserted into the headlamps along with the eyebrows Seems to.
The newly designed "ㄱ" shaped fog lamps make the body look dynamic with a wider effect and complete the tiger's face.
Sides: Longer bodywork, higher loopback, harmonious C-pillar
The side of the monotonous feeling differs from Sorento in many areas. The shape of the bonnet, such as the ripples of the waves over the front headlamps, has been changed to a straight line, and the front and rear bumpers have become longer with design changes. The battlefield is longer than the Sorento by a whopping 80mm. It is expected that the front and rear bumper designs have been changed in order to make the bumper design look bigger, rather than changing the interior space. Raised the height of the roof rack in an integrated feeling. The biggest change in the side part is the C-pillar, which has been extended to the back so that the visibility of the three-row passengers is better, and the design is more masculine than the softness of the existing Sorento.
Sophisticated tail lamp and dual muffler
If you have the most despair in the high-end Sorento design, it is the muffler of the faucet shape and the inner shape of the tail lamp which is a feeling of chest. The KX7 has a dual muffler, which is the desire of Sorrento buyers.
The interior design of the tail lamp changes to the shape similar to the L shape inside the tail lamp of the Volkswagen 7th Generation Golf, emphasizing refinement. This is a relatively simple part, but I hope to improve it in the Sorrento Face Lift version!
The faucet-shaped muffler is newly designed with a dual muffler. The new rear bumper design incorporates a dual-muffler with a three-dimensional yet dynamic design.
KX7 dual mufflers only buy aftermarket and DIY who will not even expect to appear!
What are the interior changes of the KX7?
Looking at the newly launched KX7 in China, I realize that China's position as the center of the automobile market has changed from the past. Although the code name is different, the KX7, which can be considered a Derivative model of Sorento, is a model with a big difference in design like Hyundai's Grandeur and Aslan.
Although the indoor space is not included in this published part, the indoor space is known to be different, and the KX7 is said to be applied to the protruding navigation. The shape of the center fascia is similar to that of the K5, so you may think that the protruding navigation is applied to the center part.
Can the KX7 succeed in the Chinese market?
The Chinese market is dominated by a number of global automotive brands that are already competing to showcase their cars in China. Volkswagen's large SUV, Atlas, is also the first market in China to be the first to show off. Hyundai Group is expected to drop its global sales volume from 5th to 6th. For the Hyundai Group, the Chinese market is the most important overseas market along with the US market, and it aims to strengthen Hyundai Group's position in the Chinese market by launching the KX7.
In particular, the KX7 is equipped with advanced features such as safety assisted driving devices such as front collision aiding assistant (FCA), lane departure warning (LDW) and high beam assistant (HBA) It is. The powertrain is said to be equipped with 2.0 / 2.4 petrol engines and 2.0 gasoline turbo engines.
The KX7 is a derivative model of Sorento (UM), but it was born as a SUV in China, which is different from Sorento. We will notify you quickly if there is news of how the interior space has changed with the change of appearance.
Let's hope for the domestic automobile manufacturers to promote the Chinese car market!
* I am writing to share information, but I am using Google Translator because I do not have enough ability to express English words.
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