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KGM Motors UK is delighted to announce the launch of the all-new Torres, available in dealer showrooms now. The C+ segment SUV is the first model to reflect the brand’s new design philosophy ‘Powered by Toughness’ whilst maintaining KGM’s distinctive and authentic SUV characteristics.

Inspired by the breathtaking landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, Torres is available in two trim levels– the entry-level K30 and the high-spec K40. The AWD K40 and Torres is expected to be launched in the UK this summer, following the launch of the pure-electric Torres EVX in April.

Torres represents a departure from the brand’s traditional design with the introduction of a sleek and modern exterior, proceeding the brand’s reputation for strong, practical lines. This design’s bold direction sets it apart within the company’s lineup and draws inspiration from iconic SUVs on the market.

Kevin Griffin, managing director of KGM UK, said; “Torres is the first to reinterpret our future design vision, which draws heavily on our unique heritage. Its launch marks an exciting, new era for design, performance, and product with all models moving forward adhering to this new approach.

“The SUV market is continually expanding and subdividing, and with Torres, we are filling the gap between semi-medium-sized SUVs such as Korando and large SUVs like Rexton. This move will create an additional segment in the market and open new opportunities for us as we continue to develop our product offering that adds value and originality.”

Built on a new platform designed for multiple drive trains, Torres offers drivers the freedom to expand their lifestyle by harnessing the brand’s reputable SUV and 4×4 heritage while experiencing the fusion of innovative and advanced technology with bold shapes and essential functionality to truly experience the adventures of the great outdoors.

The 1.5 turbo engine gives a best-in-class torque of 280Nm and a maximum output of 163ps. This gives a 10% improvement in acceleration from a standstill compared with the same engine currently fitted in Korando, while the acceleration from 60-120km/h is also improved by 5%, to deliver exceptional performance under real-world driving conditions.

The exterior projects a rugged and tough aesthetic, while the interior offers a delicate, comfortable, and contemporary space. Seamlessly integrated into the ergonomic design, Torres’ interior has been designed to maximise comfort and convenience for all onboard.

The wide yet slim dashboard creates a spacious feel, providing an uninterrupted view of the road. Aside from being stylish, the four-spoke flat-bottom steering wheel offers integrated audio controls for quick access. Metal accents and ambient mood lighting add a sophisticated touch to the leather upholstery.

Information is presented on a user-friendly, twin-panoramic 12.3” digital display cluster and infotainment controls. Standard features include Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio, and front USB & and AUX ports, accompanied by six cabin speakers.

Torres offers convenience from the moment you step inside with ample cabin and load space to maximise accessibility.  With a width of 1,890mm, Torres offers space for passenger comfort and a load area that sets an industry standard, ranging from 703 to 1,662 litres, presenting an expansive luggage capacity suitable for a mid-size SUV, while also having the best-in-class luggage space and numerous useful storage spaces.

Adding to its versatility, Torres features a discrete and concealed space beneath the load floor, enhancing both space efficiency and security. This substantial and practical storage area caters to various needs, making it exceptionally convenient for both daily activities and road-trip adventures.

The towing capacity of Torres is up to 1.5 tonnes with a braked trailer, and 750kg for an unbraked trailer.  It also offers a competitive approach and departure angles for safer, stress-free driving in more challenging or off-road situations. In the event of a trailer snaking while being towed, the trailer sway control function takes over to help the driver regain control when this alarming phenomenon starts to affect the steering and directional stability.

Combining cutting-edge intelligent technology into an authentic-looking SUV, Torres provides a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art driver safety and assistance features. This positions Torres as not just one of the safest but also one of the most relaxing vehicles to drive.

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