Kia highlights the new Sorento engine range

Kia already gave the first exterior photos of the new Sorento and today the brand finally reports what is happening under the completely new carriage of the SUV.

Kia reported earlier that the new Sorento would also be available with hybrid technology and today it is becoming clear what we can expect from the fourth generation of Kia’s SUV in terms of electrified consumers. In addition, Kia reports that the new Sorento is one centimeter longer than its predecessor, bringing the total car length to 4.81 meters. The wheelbase increases by 3.5 centimeters to 2.19 meters. Kia keeps an eye on how large the luggage space is, but according to the Koreans the Sorento is able to swallow more luggage than its direct competitors.

The Sorento is available with, among other things, a hybrid powertrain consisting of a blown 1.6 T-GDI that is coupled to a 60 hp electric motor. The combined capacity is 230 hp and 250 Nm. The battery package has a capacity of 1.49 kWh and is incorporated in the platform. The consequence of this is that the luggage space remains completely intact. Kia does not yet release an average consumption. Kia further confirms that there is still a plug-in hybrid in the barrel. Kia will release the first information about this at a later stage.

Prefer no (plug-in) hybrid? No problem. A 281 hp and 421 Nm-strong 2.5 T-GDI, a four-cylinder that is linked to a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, also appears on the international order list. Dieselen can with a 202 hp and 440 Nm strong 2.2 diesel, a new self-igniter from the Smartstream family that is also linked to the new automatic transmission. At a later stage, Kia adds a second gasoline engine to the international supply range.

In terms of safety, the Sorento benefits from systems such as Multi-Collision Brake Assist, a system that automatically applies the brakes as soon as the airbags are deployed to stop the car as quickly as possible. Also available: the possibility to access the 360-degree camera via your smartphone.

The all-new fourth-generation Sorento will make its public debut next month in Geneva.

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