Magna has said that it is supplying its ‘intelligent Dynamax’ all-wheel drive coupling on a global basis to power the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system of the all-new Kia Sorento.

Magna says that with Dynamax, the Sorento provides drivers with optimised handling, increased safety and improved fuel efficiency.

“We are excited to expand our successful partnership with Kia Motors by supplying our Dynamax system to the third-generation Sorento, and we are proud to support Kia globally with this innovative product,” said Jake Hirsch, president of Magna Powertrain.

Magna’s Dynamax system is a continuous and fully active AWD system that exchanges information with the control electronics of the car, allowing it to anticipate events and adjust early-on rather than react to changing conditions like previous AWD systems, Magna says. By ensuring that Dynamax is one step ahead of the car, “ideal torque and traction can significantly improve stability, performance and fuel efficiency”.

The Dynamax all-wheel-drive coupling is manufactured by the WIA-Magna Powertrain joint venture in Asan, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea, and shipped to Kia’s Sorento assembly locations in South Korea and the US. The Dynamax system was first introduced in 2010 on the Kia Sportage.