Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid revealed | New Release - Car News Aug 2020

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11:48 Thursday 27 Aug 2020

The all-new Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid has been unveiled, ahead of a European sales launch early next year.

The new model has a turbocharged 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol engine combined with a high capacity battery pack and high output electric motor, a combination which gives up to 261bhp.  The power is sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission, allowing for optimal responsiveness.

Visually, Sorento Plug-in Hybrid is distinguished by ‘eco plug-in’ badges and a charging port on the rear quarters, while inside the cabin is in common with the rest of the Sorento range but with the addition of a redesigned 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster, while the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system features new functionality to enable drivers to easily locate vehicle charging points on-the-go.  The touchscreen infotainment system enables full smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and also offers Kia’s latest UVO Connect telematics system, connecting drivers by providing invaluable information via the in-car touchscreen and on their smartphone.

Driver Assistance Systems include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot View Monitor, Surround View Monitor, Blind-spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Stop&Go, Navigation-based SCC, Lane Following Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Highway Driving Assist, Rear View Monitor, Reverse Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Safe Exit Assist.

Full UK specification will be confirmed closer to launch.

 

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