Kia has confirmed the details for its Sorento Hybrid (HEV) GT-Line FWD and AWD. Kia can now boast Sorento as being the only vehicle available in Australia offering naturally aspirated petrol, diesel, PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) and HEV variants.
“Sorento already provided one of the most versatile, practical and spacious large SUVs on the market and now in an industry first, it also offers Australian buyers the most diverse powertrain lineup to choose from within a model range,” said Kia’s Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith.
“The addition of PHEV and HEV options to the popular Sorento range is another example of Kia’s progress in vehicle electrification. Along with the recently launched and award winning EV6, and the next-generation Niro range of electric vehicles arriving in the very near future, Kia Australia is offering a variety of choices in its contribution to a greener future.”
Sorento’s Parallel Hybrid System uses a 132kW/265Nm Smartstream 1.6 litre turbo petrol engine, a 44kw/264Nm electric motor. The electric motor sits between the petrol engine and transmission. The total output of is 169kW and 350Nm.
Fuel Consumption is as 5.3L/100km for the FWD, and 5.8L/100km in the AWD.