Kia Sorento for Sale in Nigeria
The Kia Sorento mid-size crossover sports utility vehicle (SUV) was launched by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors in 2002. Kia Motors has produced two generations of the Sorento SUV for the past twelve years with that latest generation beginning from the 2009 year models. Kia Sorento is a five door SUV that has a four-wheel drivetrain (4WD) and a vehicle chassis equipped with a ladder frame design.
Kia Motors Nigeria is the authorized dealer in Kia Sorento in Nigeria offering four different trim levels to the general public. Nigerians consider the Sorento as a reasonably priced SUV when compared to other SUV's in the same segment. Among the available trim levels are the LX trim for the 5-seaters and EX for the sole 7-seater unit. In the Nigerian market, used and second hand vehicles imported into the country is a very common practice and therefore looking for used or tokunbo Kia Sorento for sale is easy to find in most urban cities. Jumia Car Nigeria even makes it more easier for interested buyers and sellers to reach their ambition.
What to know when Buying Kia Sorento
Performance and Specifications of Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento is available in three different engine specs including;
- 2.4 Liter GDi Gasoline engine with maximum power of 188 ps at 6,000 rpm
- 2.2 Liter CRDi Diesel engine with maximum power of 200 ps at 3,800 rpm
- 2.0 Liter CRDi Diesel engine with maximum power of 185 ps at 4,000 rpm
The 2.2 liter Common Rail Diesel inject (CRDi) 16-valve engine spec is the most common in this market and has an average acceleration capacity from 0-100 km/h in 9.5 seconds with a maximum speed of 190 km/h. Kia Sorento has a fuel efficiency rating of 8 km/L in urban areas.
How is the design of Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento has a suspension system which consists of MacPherson front suspension and a multi-link for its rear. Its sophisticated and masculine exterior design is accentuated by its newly designed alloy wheels, all power features, LED positioning headlamps and distinctive rear combination lamps.
The interior design of Kia Sorento is a refined driver-centric cabin that features a dual separate climate control (for the EX model) with an eight-level fan, an advanced aux-in CD and MP3 player with speaker system accessible through its steering wheel controls, power outlets and an active Eco button. The cabin also has a 5 or 7 seating capacity for maximum flexibility that comes as an optional feature meant to be applied to either have a perfect balance of passenger comfort or provides extra trunk space to load long shaped cargo.
What are the standout features of Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento has a decent legroom of 906 mm and an extended legroom of 804 mm (up by 90 mm) because of its foldable and reconfigurable rear seat ability. Kia’s Advanced Rebound Control Damper (ARCD) technology is a sound proof feature that reduces noise and vibration in the cabin for passengers noiseless and peaceful ride. There is also new features like the Around View Monitor and Smart Parking Assist System in the 2015 Kia Sorento that improves the driver's visual performance.
In 2011, the Sorento won a five star safety rating award from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP). The Kia Sorento is made up of standard safety features such as ABS, EBD and driver and multi-front passenger airbags.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Kia Sorento in Nigeria
Used Kia Sorento SUVs that are sold in Nigeria especially the tokunbo versions are priced according to the market price which is mostly dependent on the cost of shipping and duty charges of the vehicle. While the locally used Kia Sorento editions are valued according to vehicle year of manufacture as well as state or condition of vehicle. The most types of used versions that are mostly found at dealerships in Nigeria are the tokunbo types which have high demand in the country.
The Best Kia Sorento year to Buy
Apart from the recent year models which are the 2014 Kia Sorento and the 2015 Kia Sorento models, they older edition that is known a used by many Nigerians is the 2005 Kia Sorento. Every other year model that exists between these year are also available for sale in the country.
Kia Sorento Price in Nigeria
Used or tokunbo Kia Sorento is very common in Nigeria. The selling price of used Kia Sorento is known in the country to be affordable and reasonable. Car buyers in Nigeria like that fact that, prices of used or tokunbo vehicles are negotiable in terms of mileage covered, year model and condition.
- 2003 Kia Sorento – 2005 Kia Sorento: ₦1.2 million – ₦1.5 million
- 2006 Kia Sorento – 2009 Kia Sorento: ₦1.6 million – ₦2 million
- 2010 Kia Sorento – 2012 Kia Sorento: ₦2.8 million – ₦4 million
Overall Impression of Kia Sorento
Kia Sorento is a family SUV that gives an incredible driving experience as well as powerful off-road perfomance. It is designed durable fuel efficient and affordable. The Sorento has strong competition with the Nissan Murano and Hyundai Santa Fe in the Nigerian market.
In general, Kia Sorento is recommeded for its;
- Fully loaded designed cabin
- Easy to handle and excellent performance
- Huge cabin and trunk space