The main goal of Freeway Group is to become South Africa’s top supplier of motorcars. This ambition is surely reachable with over a hundred employees who contribute to the development and innovation of the brand. Honesty, professionalism and excellent service – the solid foundation on which the Kia Goldreef dealership is built on. Already a fan of Kia, I was pleasantly surprised at how this South Korean car manufacturer went “all out” with the Sorento. Abdur-Rahmaan Abed, knowledgeable and helpful Sales Executive recently accompanied my test drive of the Sorento, where I was once again reminded why I love this brand.
The Kia Sorento is an extremely exquisite SUV. It has smooth, acutely shaped surfaces that give the vehicle its bold and exclusive look. The wraparound headlamps, fog lamps and tiger-nose grille make this an exciting SUV to engage. Complimenting the SUV size is a wide D-pillar and bonnet, plus a staunch rear shoulder. The boot has a whopping 660-litre capacity, increasing to 1732-litres with the second-row seats down. Smart Power Tailgate enables the boot to automatically open as you approach the boot with the key – certainly a convenient option for when your hands are full.
Entrance into the Sorento is keyless and you are greeted with a message on the trip computer as you sit on the driver’s seat. Your seat then adjusts to your specifications as you sit down and switch on the vehicle with the stop/start button. The luminescent instrument cluster and digital speedometer with trip computer instantly catches the eye. The cabin is luxurious and has quality materials which make the Sorento a gem among SUVs. It has immaculate comfort and a modern, wide Saturn Black theme with added premium leather seats and interior trims.
Infotainment-wise, the Sorento has integrated Bluetooth, USB, AUX, CD and AM/FM radio. Both the infotainment system and cruise control are accessible through the multifunctional steering wheel.
Safety was a clear focal point that shows with the strengthened body structure. Features in combination are Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist, Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability Control. Kia included conveniences to improve your ride such as NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) to create a more serene travelling experience. Six airbags ensure you are safe if a collision does happen.
The Sorento combines style, practicality and smart technology. The drive was extremely comfortable and smooth. I was very impressed at the power it put out as Abed and I drove around the Goldreef area. I was truly enthralled by the vehicle’s driving and luxurious capabilities.
The Sorento comes with a 5-year/150 000km warranty plan, 4-year/90 000km service plan and 5-year/100 000km maintenance plan.
Head down to Freeway Kia Goldreef and speak to Dealer Principal, Aboobaker Seedat; Sales Manager, Khalid Baba or Sales Executive, Abdur-Rahmaan Abed to get the best deal on your Kia Sorento.
By Inge Stols
Editor: Kersh Moodley