Kia has appear a host of new images of the 2021 Kia Sorento for the Australian market, while additionally announcement appraisement and powertrain details.
In Australia, two engines will be on offer. The aboriginal is a 2.2-liter Smartstream four-cylinder agent agent that produces 198 hp and 324 lb-ft (440 Nm) of torque. This agent is accompanying to an eight-speed wet double-clutch transmission. Aussie barter will additionally be able to buy the new Sorento with a Smartstream 3.5-liter V6 petrol agent with 268 hp and 245 lb-ft (332 Nm) of torque.
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In the United States, the 2021 Sorento is accessible with a new amalgam 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that appearance a 44.2 kW electric motor and a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion array pack. It produces a absolute of 227 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque and appearance a six-speed automated transmission. The North American bazaar will additionally be offered a 2.5-liter T-GDI agent bearing 277 hp and 310 lb-ft (421 Nm) of torque.
These new photos accommodate us with a abundant attending at the SUV’s head-turning exoteric and autogenous designs. Kia says its designers were aggressive by the abstraction of ‘refined boldness’ back creating the new Sorento. As such, the agent uses Kia’s brand tiger adenoids grille and additionally appearance ‘tiger eye’ LED daytime active lights. The rear is additionally a affecting abandonment from the previous-generation Sorento acknowledgment in allotment to the attendance of vertical taillights aggressive by the Telluride.
Inside, key upgrades accommodate a 12.3-inch agenda apparatus array that works alongside a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and aeronautics system.
Kia has yet to absolution U.S. appraisement for the new Sorento but Australian prices accept been announced. The ambit will bang off at AU$46,990 (US$34,135) drive abroad for the entry-level 2WD S Petrol AT archetypal and acme out at AU$64,990 (US$47,211) drive abroad for the flagship 4WD GT-Line Agent DCT.