Preparing to enter the European market KIA Sorento fourth generation will get a new system of monitoring of blind zones – the “second pair of eyes” as it is called in the company. It uses two wide-angle cameras mounted in the side mirror, and transmits a picture directly into digital “tidy”.
Technology KIA called Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM). The system consists of two cameras in the side mirrors, which transmit a picture on a digital panel Supervision with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches and a resolution of 1920×720 pixels. When the turn signals or if there is an obstacle in the dead zone of the image appear in the “kruglyashi” speedometer or tachometer, depending on which camera is currently active. The “clean-up” will continue to display basic information about the trip.
In Europe, the BVM will be part of the package of options, which will also include the system of the circular review with the Parking sensors and Bose audio system Performance Series. The set is combined with a system of Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), which returns the vehicle to the driving lane, if the electronics senses a high risk of collision with moving in a dead zone machine.
“Fourth” the KIA Sorento is built on a new platform with a compact engine compartment, short overhangs and 35 mm extended wheelbase. Revision of suspension provided him with sharper handling, along with improved smoothness.
For Europe stated hybrid with “turboservice” 1.6 T-GDi battery by 1.49 per kilowatt-hour, electric motor power 44.2 kW and six-speed automatic produces 230 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. It will be available since the market launch of the model and its plug-in counterpart appear until the end of the year.