13 May 2020 ·

New Kia Sorento shows off clever blind-spot detection tech

New Kia Sorento shows off clever blind-spot detection tech

Kia says its new flagship SUV's rear-view camera is as useful as a 'second pair of eyes'

The fourth-generation Kia Sorento will come with an advanced new Blind-Spot Monitor (BVM) that is claimed to eliminate blind spots.

To prove it, Kia has released a new video detailing how the system works on its redesigned SUV flagship, which arrives in Australia next month.

Kia's latest blind spot monitoring tech works in conjunction with the next Sorento's 12.3-inch 'Supervison' digital instrument cluster and displays a high-resolution feed from either side of the vehicle when you signal to change lanes.

If a vehicle is lurking in your blind spot, the BVM projects an image on either the speedometer or tachometer.

The new tech employs cameras hidden in the door mirror housings and featuring wide-angle viewing lenses that provide a far better view than simply glancing in the mirror.

In Europe, Kia's BVM tech will be offered as part of an optional package that also bundles in Surround View Monitor, Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, and a premium Bose sound system. I's already been confirmed that the new Kia Sorento will (eventually) be powered by a refreshed 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine (148kW/440Nm) and a carry-over 3.5-litre petrol V6 (206kW/336Nm). Read More