Initially seen at the auto industry SEMA aftermarket show, where it’s exterior finishing stood out even among the other show stopping rivals, the Kia PacWest Adventure Sorento made the trip to the Detroit Motor Show to continue its wow factor styling to the general public.
Kia confirms that a production model Sorento does lie beneath the aggressive off road adventure looks of the Pac West.
The Pac West Adventure looks are accredited to the LGE CTS Motorsports team that designed and built the project on behalf of Kia. Modifications included full front under side armour assembly, new look front and rear bumpers, blown arches, side rails, performance enhancing off road tyres with 17-inch beadlocked wheels, with Fox Racing for their 2.0 coil-over shocks.
The Sorento’s stock 290bhp turbo charged engine was deemed to be acceptable to be left as is.
The truck was commissioned to show what can be achieved from a stock Sorento, and Kia have no plans to move the Pac West Adventure into production