Kia Australia has confirmed local specs and pricing for the seven-seat Sorento plug-in hybrid SUV.
Available in GT-Line AWD specification, the Sorento PHEV will launch at an eye-watering $81,990 drive-away. For context, the PHEV asks an additional $15,000 over the AWD diesel equivalent.
When compared to the aforementioned diesel GT-Line, the PHEV is differentiated by a hybrid power meter, smaller 19-inch alloy wheels, a HEV/EV mode button, and additional functionality for the climate control system to only activate in the driver’s zone to increase economy.
Keen buyers should also note the PHEV misses out on Remote Smart Park Assist which is standard on the regular GT-Line models.
The Sorento’s hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, an electric motor, lithium-ion battery pack, six-speed automatic transmission and on-demand all-wheel drive.
In terms of outputs, the petrol engine produces 132kW and 265Nm, while the electric motor generates 67kW and 304Nm. In total, the system develops 195kW and 350Nm.
When the 14kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack is fully charged, a pure electric driving range of up to 68km is possible.
Kia says the battery can be charged from 15 to 95 per cent in 3 hours and 25 minutes when using AC single-phase charging through its Type 2 port.
The Sorento PHEV has a maximum braked towing capacity of 1350kg with a downball load of 100kg.
Scroll below for the Sorento PHEV’s equipment highlights.
2022 Kia Sorento pricing (list and drive-away):
Sorento 3.5L V6 FWD
Sorento S V6 FWD - $46,850 ($49,290 D/A)
Sorento Sport V6 FWD - $49,470 ($52,290 D/A)
Sorento Sport+ V6 FWD - $53,850 ($56,690 D/A)
Sorento GT-Line V6 FWD - $61,070 ($64,290 D/A)
Sorento 2.2TD AWD
Sorento S Diesel AWD - $49,850 ($52,290 D/A)
Sorento Sport Diesel AWD - $52,470 ($55,290 D/A)
Sorento Sport+ Diesel AWD - $53,850 ($56,690 D/A)
Sorento GT-Line Diesel AWD - $64,070 ($67,290 D/A)
Sorento 1.6T PHEV AWD
Sorento GT-Line PHEV AWD - $79,330 ($81,990 D/A)
Sorento GT-Line PHEV AWD equipment highlights:
19-inch alloy wheels with full-size spare
Seven seats
12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen
Wired Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
DAB digital radio
Satellite navigation
8.0-inch colour head-up display
Automatic bi-LED projector headlights
Quilted nappa leather upholstery (black)
Dual-zone climate control
Wireless phone charging
14-way driver and 10-way passenger electric front seats with electric lumbar and driver’s memory
Heated and ventilated front seats
Heated rear seats and steering wheel
12-speaker Bose premium sound system
Panoramic sunroof
Shift-by-wire gear selector
Driver Talk in-car intercom
Keyless entry with remote engine start
360-degree camera
Front and rear parking sensors
Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and intersection support
Lane-keep assist
Lane following assist
Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
Blind-spot monitoring with braking support
Rear cross-traffic alert with braking
Low-speed rear autonomous emergency braking
Blind-Spot View Monitor
Driver attention alert
Traffic-sign recognition
Auto high-beams
Safe Exit Assist
Rear Occupant Alert
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