The current Sorento is offered in four engine options with a combination of hybrid and turbo petrol.
The Korean manufacturer has launched its new facelifted Kia Sorento in the international market. The facelift is based on the fifth generation and carrier cosmetic as well as feature upgrades. The Kia Sorento was first launched in 2002 and was built on a ladder of frame chassis that later transformed into a monocoque in 2009.
Here in this article, we will discuss the Kia Sorento Price in India, Launch Date, Top-Speed, Engine, and Specifications. So your all question will be answered in this article.
|Engine Type||2.5L, Turbocharged, 4-Cylinder|
|Engine Displacement||2,498 cc|
|Engine Horsepower||281 bhp @ 5,800 rpm|
|Engine Torque||421 Nm @ 1,700-4,000 rpm|
|Transmission||8-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission|
|Fuel Economy||10.2 kmpl|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||67 Liters|
|Front Suspension||MacPherson Struts, Stabilizer Bar|
|Rear Suspension||Independent, Multi-Link, Stabilizer Bar|
|Turning Radius||11.5 mtr|
|Front Brakes||Ventilated Disc w/ ABS|
|Rear Brakes||Ventilated Disc w/ ABS|
|Front Brakes Diameter||12.8-inch|
|Rear Brakes Diameter||12-inch|
What is Kia Sorento Price in India?
The compact SUV Kia Sorento is not launched in the Indian market yet, but we can assume the Kia Sorento price in India could be Rs 23.58-34.43 lakh, ex-showroom. This price can be increased or decreased at the time of actual launch. If the Sorento launch at this price then it would be the bang for the buck.
How many variants are available in Kia Sorento?
The Sorento is totally offered in 8 trims options across the lineup, in which three variants are available in AWD and the rest are FWD. The trims are named – LX, S, X-Line S AWD, EX, X-Line EX AWD, SX, SX Prestige, and X-Line SX Prestige AWD.
Which is the most value-for-money trim?
We would say the S variant is the most value for the money trim, it gets a big 10.25-inch bigger touchscreen, bigger 18-inch alloy wheels, Kia connect features, rear-cross traffic collision-avoidance assist, blind spot detection technology, gloss roof rails, leatherette seats, powered driver seats with heating function, panoramic sunroof, and push start/stop button.
What is the Kia Sorento Launch Date in India?
Kia Sorento launch date in India is not officially revealed by the Korean manufacturer and neither no advance announcements are made. But we could expect the Sorento SUV to be on the Indian roads till the end of 2023 or starting of 2024. After the launch, the Sorento will be placed in the compact SUV segment and will compete with Volkswagen Tiguan and Hyundai Tucson.
What are the exterior colour options?
What are some Pros and Cons?
- Versatile Engine Options to Choose
- Powerful 2.5L Turbocharged Engine
- 8-Speed DCT Transmission
- AWD trim addition is surprising
- Premium Interior
- Less Cargo Space
- Clumsy Third Row Space
- AWD is recommended for soft offroading only
What are the dimensions of the Kia Sorento?
The Kia Sorento is 4810 mm in length, 1900 mm in the width, and 1700 mm in height, while the ground clearance and wheelbase are 208 mm and 2815 mm respectively. Whereas the front and rear wheel tracks are 1638 mm and 1645 mm.
Kia Sorento dimensions in mm metric:
|Ground Clearance||208 mm|
|Front Wheel Track||1638 mm|
|Rear Wheel Track||1645 mm|
Kia Sorento Dimension in inch metric:
|Ground Clearance||8.2 in.|
|Front Wheel Track||64.5 in.|
|Rear Wheel Track||64.8 in.|
Some Key Features
- 2.5L, Turbocharged Engine
- 8-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Smart Power Boot Door
- 18-20-inch alloy wheels across the line
- 2nd Row Captain Seats (optional)
- 10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
- Bose Premium Sound System
- 360 Degree Camera
- 12.3-inch Digital Instrument Cluster
- Wireless Phone Charger
- Auto Emergency Braking
- Blind Spot Detection Technology
- Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control
Exterior and Styling
Sorento is not much different than its siblings Kia Sportage and Kia K5, the front carries Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille with L shape LED DRLs and full LED projector headlamps. The grille has some sort of honeycomb design and the Kia logo is embossed at the center, while the lower section of the front profile gets larger air damp in trapezium shape and fog lamps are fitted inside it
The side body of the Sorento has sharp lines and big 20-inch alloy wheels with a glossy black finish. Sorento’s entire body has body cladding and the roof has functional roof rails, that can be used for cargo and other purposes. The door handles are body coloured and the windows lining and ORVMs have gloss black treatment.
The rear section has LED tail lights that resemble the look of Kia Telluride but stand differently with sharp cuts on the center portion and the Sorento Badging.
Interior and Comfort
In the first instance, the interior of the Kia Sorento looks similar to the Kia Sonet interior, the AC vents shape, steering wheel design, and infotainment screen match Sonet. However, the center console, roof part, seats, and door differentiate it from the others.
The width of the car is 1900 mm and it does make a difference to the cabin and it feels more airy and comfortable, the seats have leatherette upholstery and the center console has a piano black finish. The steering is a regular Kia steering with mounted controls and the instrument display is also digital and displays much of the driver assistance information.
The Sorento is offered with either a 6-seater option or a 7-seater option. The 6-seater option has captain seats on the second row and the big panoramic sunroof makes the ride more plush and comfortable with entering a lot of light into the cabin. The last row of seats can be used by entering between the captain seats, while in the 7-seater option, the corner seats can be tumbled with just the click of a button.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The infotainment display is a 10.25-inch unit that plays the audio with a premium Bose sound system. Other includes- wireless android auto, apple car play, turn-by-turn navigation, 360-degree camera display, and mirror link.
Kia offers it app and with that, you can control plenty of things starting with ignition turn on/off, door lock/unlock, and sunroof open/close.
The connectivity options include- Bluetooth connectivity, wi-fi connectivity, and voice recognition.
The Kia Sorento is a good features-rich car and a dual digital display, one is for the infotainment purpose and the second is for the instrument cluster driver display. The display features a lot of information such as 36-degree camera displays, navigation purposes, trip meters, odometers, average fuel economy, and tachometer.
Inside the cabin, you’ll get a big panoramic sunroof, automatic climate control, push start/stop button, keyless go, cruise control, auto dim IRVM, electrically powered and heated driver seat, rear AC vents, and all four power windows.
Engine, Transmission, and Power
The Sorento is offered with a single 2.5L engine but in four different formations. The 2.5L naturally aspirated engine generates 191 bhp of power, the 2.5L turbocharged petrol engine produces 281 bhp of power, the 2.5L Turbo-Hybrid engine produces 227 bhp of combined power, and the last 2.5L, Turbo Plugin-Hybrid produces 261 bhp of combined power. Whereas the transmission option is a single 8-Speed Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission.
Moreover, the Sorento has powered by an Adaptive all-wheel drive with a lock mode, that constantly monitors the road’s condition and distributes power to all the wheels accordingly. it also enhances the traction of the tyres and also can increase ground clearance by 1-inch.
To make the AWD more capable, snow is added to perform well in snowy weather. The Snow wheel is engineered to help reduce the wheelspin and enhance the traction on the road to come out of the situation flawlessly.
Hill-Start Assist is one of the offroading features that helps the car to reach the steep incline section of the road by holding the brake pressure for two seconds after you disengage the brake pedal. While the downhill brake control helps the car to maintain a certain speed of wheels alongside control the traction.
Safety and Driving Assistance Features
Kia offers a ton of safety and driver assistance features with their cars as standard, and these features make the car so much safe and more practical to use.
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assistance
- Blind Spot Assistance
- 360 Degree Camera
- Safe Exit Assist
- Parking Collision Avoidance
- All Four ABS Brakes
- Child Lock
These are the advanced safety features that not only help the occupants who are driving but also help the pedestrian who is walking on the sides of the roads.
Mileage, Range, and Fuel Tank Capacity
The Kia Sorento has a fuel tank capacity of 67 liters and the average city and highway mileage are 10.2 km/l. With this fuel and mileage, the total range it can go become 650-700 km. However, the mileage is not that good, but the huge fuel tank makes the car go long.
Kia offers the industry-leading 10-year/100,000 miles warranty program. This warranty covers the faulty and malfunctioning parts, and the wear-n-tear is not included in the warranty.
Almost with every car, Kia gives the same warranty coverage, and it’s very good.
Will Kia Sorento come to India?
As of now, there are no official announcements are made by Kia about the launch of the Kia Sorento. We are expecting it in the near future.
Is Kia Sorento a 7-seater?
Kia Sorento is available in both 6 and 7-seater options. The 6-Seater version has captain seats and the 7-Seater has bench seats in the middle row.
Which is bigger Kia Seltos or Sorento?
The length of the Kia Seltos is 4,315 mm, whereas the Sorento is 4,810 mm and they also belong from different segments.
Is the Kia Sorento a 4×4?
Yes, Kia Sorento has an AWD powertrain along with snow mode and Hill-Assist Feature.
Is Kia Sorento a reliable car?
Kia Sorento has rated 4.0 stars out of 5.0 and that stands it in 12th place out of 26 compact SUVs.
Is Kia Sorento Hybrid 7 seater?
The Hybrid Kia Sorento has a sitting capacity of up to 6 people with captain seats in the middle row.
Can Sorento go off-road?
Yes, with an AWD powertrain and snow mode, the Sorento can go for soft to medium offroad.
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