Top and tail for Sorento

Kia has released details of the MY2024 Sorento large SUV with refreshed the exterior and interior design, upgraded comfort and convenience technology, and additional safety features. 

As before there is a large range of options including petrol and diesel engines, with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, front and all-wheel drive, plus four equipment levels.

The petrol and diesel variants will be launched later this month as part of this initial release.

HEV and PHEV variants will be arrive later in the first half of 2024, with specification details and pricing announced in due course.

The FWD 3.5-litre V6 petrol and 2.2-litre AWD diesel variants will be available across all four trim offerings (S, Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line) with the Hybrid (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) variants available in the top GT-Line specification only.

New design elements in the new Sorento include a new head light graphic, cleaner radiator grille and front bumper.

At the rear design improvements have been made to the rear bumper with rear lights that compliment the new signature front lighting design.

 A new 4.0-inch Multi-Function LCD digital display on S, Sport and Sport+ trims has been designed to replace analogue gauges.

 A dual 12.3-inch panoramic integrated display takes centre stage of the GT-Line trim and creates a luxurious ambience.

New GT-Line offers a Digital Centre Mirror (DCM), also present in the recently launched EV9 GT-Line, which lets users switch the interior mirror from a standard ECM to camera display for maximum rear visibility and safety.

MY24 Sorento comes with Kia Connect, a seven-year complimentary connected car service that provides customer benefits in safety, security, convenience, connectivity, and LIVE services by using telematics systems to transfer real time data, such as weather and traffic information, etc.

Over-The-Air (OTA) updates will be available across new Sorento range, enabling the system to undergo constant “wireless” improvements, with the latest maps, interfaces and software enhancements, and all without customers having to visit a service centre.

 Shift By Wire (SBW) will now be extended to the entire range, allowing for a cleaner interior finish and increased sense of interior space.

Safety upgrades brings the introduction of Highway Driving Assist (HDA), the next-generation Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) which functions only when driving on a freeway or motorway, included in Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line variants.

HDA fundamentally builds on adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, combining with Lane Following Assist (LFA) to keep the car centred in the lane even when driving through a curve.

New GT-Line also receives Parking Distance Warning (Front, Side, Rear) adding on side detection zones to provide a more comprehensive warning system that will warn the driver when a collision is likely during parking.

The new variants will carry over the 5-star ANCAP rating from the previous model tested in 2020.

 Prices start from $50,680 for the 3.5-litre petrol S FWD. The 2.2-litre diesel starts from $53,680.


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