Kia Sorento 2011 U.S. model upgraded with better suspension
The U.S. market has just received a new SX trim level for the 2011 Kia Sorento. The Sorento SX comes with a unique new front bumper, LED tail lights, 18-inch wheels, chrome trim and, most importantly, new “Dual Flow Damper” shock absorbers that make the ride more comfortable while retaining car-like handling. Interestingly, there were so many complaints about the regular Sorento’s harsh ride quality over bumps that Kia has decided to make the “DFD” shocks standard on all U.S. Sorento models for the 2011 model year.
The 2011 Sorento SX also comes with a 276 hp 3.5-litre V6 that is already available in GCC-spec models, as well as a lower ride height. However, at this point it is unknown if the decontented models sold in the UAE, fitted with options such as panoramic glass tops but still with only two airbags, would benefit from this upgrade to better shocks, or whether the SX model will be offered here for 2011.
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