Kia on Thursday revealed its up to date 2024 Sorento on the 2023 Los Angeles auto present.
The favored three-row mid-size SUV has taken on a brand new look clearly impressed by Kia’s bigger Telluride, and for the primary time consumers will be capable of select a rugged X-Professional variant.
Gross sales begin within the first quarter of 2024, however solely gasoline powertrains will probably be out there initially. The present Sorento will stick round in hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) guises, however the up to date Sorento with the electrified powertrains will arrive later in 2024 to switch it. The up to date Sorento HEV and Sorento PHEV will arrive as 2025 fashions.
The Sorento’s gasoline powertrains are unchanged for 2024. The bottom 2.5-liter inline-4 retains the 191-hp ranking of the present mannequin whereas the out there 2.5-liter turbo-4 retains a 281-hp ranking. The naturally aspirated engine comes with an 8-speed automated whereas the turbocharged engine scores an 8-speed dual-clutch automated. Entrance-wheel drive is normal in most grades however all-wheel drive is obtainable.
2024 Kia Sorento
2024 Kia Sorento
Kia hasn’t talked about if the electrified powertrains will probably be altered, however the present Sorento HEV comes with 227 hp and the present Sorento PHEV with 261 hp. Each depend on a 1.6-liter inline-4 for the internal-combustion element of their electrified powertrains.
The brand new X-Professional variant is aimed toward followers of sunshine off-roading and comes with 17-inch wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, plus distinctive entrance and rear fascias, and some distinctive inside touches, one among which is open-pore wooden trim. It comes normal with the turbocharged engine and advantages from elevated towing. Kia quotes as much as 4,000 kilos for the towing capability. It additionally will get a middle locking differential for its all-wheel-drive system. A less-hardcore X-Line options a lot of the identical options because the X-Professional however sticks with 20-inch wheels and standard tires.
Like the outside, the inside of the up to date Sorento has been given a significant revamp. A show becoming a member of a digital gauge cluster (4.3 inches normal and 12.3 inches out there) and infotainment display (12.3 inches) sits on the sprint. Wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are normal throughout the vary, as are 10 digital driver-assist options together with ahead collision warning with pedestrian and bicycle owner detection and assist for intersections. A highway-assist characteristic is obtainable. It may possibly management a automobile in a single marked lane and contains assist for automated lane adjustments.
Pricing data will probably be introduced nearer to subsequent 12 months’s market launch.