[VIDEO] 2013 Kia Sorento commercial released image

The South Korean based automaker Kia has released the first commercial of the 2013 Sorento facelift, one day after the model has been detailed.

The Kia Sorento facelift is coming with a new front fascia and the model is now 1 cm closer to the road, so the ride has been improved thanks to the reduced weight center. The upgraded Sorento has received a 5-star rating at the EuroNCAP testing and the model is still 4,685 mm long and 1,855 mm wide. Safety features found on the “new” Sorento include the ABS, EBD, ESC, DBC, front, side and side curtain airbags and more.

The 2013 Kia Sorento is powered by a 2.2 liter CRDi diesel engine, which has been revised and it’s now offering 195 horsepower and 422 Nm of torque, available at 1,800 rpm. Power is being sent to the all-wheel drive via a manual or automatic transmission and the model is able to sprint from 0-100 km/h in 9.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 189 km/h. The Sorento facelift is burning an average of 5.5 liters of fuel every 100 km when equipped with the automatic transmission and 4.9 liters of fuel every 100 km with the manual gearbox. You can watch the first commercial with the upgraded Sorento below. Enjoy!