Electric & Hybrid Engine Technology
Right now, we know that Kia plans to release the All-New Sorento in electric and hybrid options and have already done so in its domestic market.
The powertrains available in South Korea today include a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol hybrid (with 44.2kW electric motor and 1.49kWh lithium-ion battery pack) mated to an 8-speed wet DCT (dual-clutch transmission)
Also available is a 2.2-litre diesel engine. We are yet to find out which engines will make it to the European market but we are convinced Kia will ensure each market receives powerful eco-friendly models for improved efficiency.
The South Korean brand has also announced that the All-New 2021 Kia Sorento will be the first of its kind to receive a Multi-collision Braking System – something never seen before on a Kia or Hyundai model. The system allows automatic braking when airbags have been deployed, further protecting and minimising secondary front and side impacts in a collision.
In short, the 2021 Sorento comes built on a newly developed platform which aims to provide a smoother ride with sharper handling as well as boosting safety features with up to 8 airbags. The face and shape of the model has changed, making it sharper around the edges. Inside, the 2021 Sorento feels immediately more premium with upholstery and features that look and feel remarkable.