Kia Sorento takes flagship titles seriously

The new Kia Sorento should still roll on the streets in Europe in the third quarter of 2020. Kia is now releasing another detail of the new flagship, which takes its name from its name. How to introduce the blind spot assistant monitor display. This also reveals further details of the new digital instrument cluster.

The flagship in Europe

The new Sorento will be the first Kia in Europe that allows the driver a direct view into the blind spot. The Blind Spot Assist is supplemented by cameras in the exterior mirrors. The system is offered as a supplement to the active blind spot assistant. This is particularly intended to prevent collisions. The cameras in the exterior mirrors are necessary for this. Depending on the version, the system will be standard or offered in an optional package together with the all-round camera and the Parking Collision Avoidance Assist.

Brand new digital instrument cluster

It is displayed in the new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. It is the next development of the digital display, a further step from the already available system of the Ceed family. The display with a resolution of 1920 × 720 pixels can show the right as well as the left blind spot. The information comes from the wide-angle cameras placed in the exterior mirrors. The display is activated by pressing the blinker.

Activated by actuating the blinker

If the driver flashes on the left, the left blind spot is shown in the display. If the blinking is to the right, the other display is filled with the image of the right blind spot. The speed remains visible in the instrument cluster. In addition, the new Sorento can use the assistants to correct the steering or braking to avoid a collision.

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