Kia has revealed the new Sorento, its largest SUV, which will be available with hybrid and plug-in hybrid engines.
Available with five or seven seats, the new model is due to go on sale in the UK before the end of the year.
It’s the first vehicle to be based on Kia’s new-generation SUV platform and features a larger body to maximise passenger and luggage space.
Kia’s new ‘Smartstream’ electrified powertrains ensure the new model offers greater fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and higher performance than its predecessors.
A 1.6-litre turocharged petrol will be offered with both hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology, alongside a 2.2-litre diesel.
CO2 emissions and economy data is yet to be published.
The bold-looking SUV features an all-new interior that Kia describes as a “step change” in quality and design.
It features premium quality materials and the latest digital experience, thanks to a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
The Sorento is the most high-tech Kia car ever made, thanks to a suite of technologies that enhance safety, connectivity and infotainment. The range of available features are designed to make travelling safer and less stressful while providing total ease of use.
Its UVO Connect telematics system provides drivers with live information via the in-car touchscreen and on their smartphone.
Depending on specification, the ADAS range in the Sorento includes Kia’s latest Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) technology with pedestrian, cyclist and vehicle detection. This also detects oncoming traffic when making a turn at a junction. The Sorento is also available with Blind-Spot View Monitor (BVM), Surround View Monitor (SVM) and Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA), Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA), Smart Cruise Control with Stop&Go (SCC) and Navigation-based SCC (NSCC), Lane Following Assist (LFA), Driver Attention Warning (DAW), and Highway Driving Assist (HDA).
Like its predecessor, the Sorento will be built for Europe and many other markets at Kia’s Hwasung manufacturing facility in Korea.
European sales are due to commence in the third quarter of 2020; the car will be available to order in most of Kia’s global markets by the end of the year. It will be sold in Europe with Kia’s seven-year, 100,000-mile warranty as standard.
The UK on-sale date, pricing and specification will be announced in due course.