These days marketing starts in the Spanish market of the plug-in hybrid variants of the Kia Sorento that are added to the simple hybrids and diesel that were marketed to date. They land with a lot of standard equipment and the desired ZERO environmental label of the DGT.
The new Sorento PHEV combines a gasoline block 1.6 TGDI 180 hp with another electric that provides 91 hp, achieving a combined power of 265 hp. The set is completed with a lithium-ion battery with a 13.8 kWh capacity that gives it a range of 57 km in electric mode.
All Sorentos with the plug-in hybrid engine feature an all-wheel drive system and a six-speed sequential torque converter automatic transmission. According to the mark for the on-board charger it is 3.6 kW and it takes three hours and forty minutes to reach 100% charge.
In Spain this new model is marketed with the Drive, Emotion and Luxury finishes. All feature LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, lane departure alert, front and rear parking sensors, keyless access, push button start, fatigue detector, traffic sign reader and heated mirrors.
In the most complete they add Panoramic sunroof, Head Up Display, heated steering wheel and seats, hands-free hatch, digital instrumentation with 12.3-inch screen, Bose sound system, nappa leather upholstery, remote parking system with key, 360º camera, etc.
The recommended prices are as follows:
- 1.6 TGDI 265 CV PHEV Drive 7 seats € 56,650
- 1.6 TGDI 265 CV PHEV Emotion 7-seater € 60,500
- 1.6 TGDI 265 CV PHEV Emotion Pack Luxury 7-seater € 64,100