The iconic Sorento is luxury that now comes in electric. The Sorento Plug-In Hybrid leaves nothing left to be desired, with its world-class technology and benchmark design – now with both petrol and electric technology in one.
A limitless driving experience on lesser fuel consumption.
The Sorento has evolved with a new interpretation of the unmistakable ‘tiger nose’ grille, displaying a wider shape which organically wraps around the integrated LED headlights on each side.
The sharper, more assertive appearance is complemented by a wider lower air intake, book ended by wing-shaped air curtains to channel air around the car.
Sleek and sharp LED headlights, powerfully designed to light the way, not only in the dark of night, but in broad daylight.
A muscular broad shape isn’t all that the Sorento has to offer; it’s bold look shines from top to bottom. The 19” machine finished alloy wheels sets the Sorento’s whole style off.
The vertical LED tail lights wrap around the side of the body for a more striking presence on the road.
A wide array of features deserves a wide screen. The high resolution 10.25 inch central touchscreen responds to your touch on the console and the steering wheel. Pinch, zoom, swipe and customise your screen with split view.
The navigation unit provides information on nearby charging stations and the status of the hybrid charging system, including fuel & battery levels and use. It's high resolution screen makes it easy to read a wealth of information at a glance.
The 12.3 inch high resolution digital screen delivers a tailored driving experience. Choose from 3 selectable themes creating a highly responsive and innovative wide-screen experience.
Intuitive and clear the dial type gear shift makes changing gears as simple as turning a dial.
The powerful 12 speaker BOSE® surround-sound audio system delivers an immersive sound to all three rows.
Keep your eyes on the road with the colour head up display projecting driving information within your field of view.
The system displays alerts from the car’s numerous driver assistance technologies, details of vehicle speed, and turn-by-turn navigation instructions.
Beautiful by day, the Sorento cabin grows even more captivating when night falls. The available 64-colour LED ambient lighting lets you create an atmosphere to suit your mood.
Keep everyone charged up for adventure with available wireless smartphone fast charging as well as intuitively placed USB charge ports for outboard passengers.
Finely tailored quilted Nappa leather appointed[L] seats are designed to offer optimum comfort and a greater drive.
Enjoy the ultimate comfort all year round with 3-step adjustable 1st row ventilated seats & 1st/2nd outboard heated seats.
With smart temperature comfort control, the car automatically switches on the driver's heated seat/steering wheel or ventilated seat if there’s a major difference between the climate control setting and the actual temperature inside the cabin.
The quiet mode will allow you to mute the rear speakers while the audio continues in the front row only.
With passenger talk in-car intercom you can easily communicate with 3rd row passengers who can hear you clearly through the 3rd row speakers.
A new ambient sound function allows you to select from a range of relaxing natural soundscapes.
With the available hands-free smart power tailgate, simply stand behind the vehicle for three seconds for the tailgate to automatically open, giving you 175L of cargo space behind the third-row seats. Fold the third-row flat to increase cargo space to 604L.
Need more space? With a single touch, watch the second-row seats fold flat to gain access to an enormous 1,988L of space.
Have your very own private sky lounge experience with the panoramic glass sunroof, creating an open, spacious feeling.
The 3-stage automatic fan control adjusts from a gentle breeze to strong air circulation and temperature control, just the way you want it.
Just push a button to move the second-row seats forward for an easy entry into the third row. Aided by the platform’s longer wheelbase the second-row seats now slide up to 45mm further, creating a wider point of entry to the third row.
Smartstream 1.6L turbo petrol engine offers optimal fuel efficiency with impressive power and torque.
An electric motor producing 304Nm of torque is mounted between the petrol engine and the 6-speed transmission. This allows the full output of both petrol engine and/or electric motor to be transferred in parallel through the transmission, with minimal energy loss.
Energy storage is managed by a 14kWh Li-po battery located under the vehicle floor. The large battery capacity allows the PHEV to travel up to 68kms (WLTP^) on pure electric power.
A born adventurer.
The available terrain mode provides optimum driving force on challenging road conditions during your drive. Terrain Mode will offer better traction, stability and control on different types of surfaces such as Mud, Snow or Sand, featuring dedicated new driver modes for each scenario
In EV mode, ideal for urban driving - it uses only electric energy for zero-fuel, emissions free driving. In HEV mode, it operates both petrol engine and electric motor simultaneously.
The Sorento PHEV is equipped with AC Type 2 charging socket, compatible with various public charging stations across Australia.
When using the optional Kia wall box charger (charging at 3.3kW), it can go from 15-95% charge from as little as 3 hours and 25 minutes.^
Regenerative braking helps to convert the kinetic energy when decelerating and braking into electrical energy to recharge the battery for even greater energy efficiency.
Sudden bumps in the road. An icy patch. Tricky curves ahead. The advanced AWD system is optimised to prepare you for paths less travelled so you are always in control.
The Drive Mode Select System, Terrain Mode Select System and Electronic Stability & Traction Control System all come together to ensure grip and stability on a range of surfaces.
A second pair of eyes. By activating the turn signal, the wide-angle surround view monitors will display live footage of other vehicles in your blind spots on the 12.3” instrument cluster.
The Parking Collision Avoidance Assist System warns you with visual/audible alarms and haptic steering feedback while also engaging the brakes when it anticipates collision with an obstacle and/or pedestrians.
When the Automatic Emergency Braking system detects a risk of collision when turning at an intersection, the system will warn the driver with audio/visual alerts, steering wheel vibration and will automatically apply the brakes.
The Multi Collision Braking system engages automatic braking when an airbag is deployed during a primary collision to help mitigate a secondary collision.
The Safe Exit Assist system will look out for you as it detects and warns of approaching vehicles that enter your blind spot zone before you open your door.
Additionally passenger doors will automatically lock so that exit is not possible until the hazard has cleared.
When making a right turn across an intersection, the AEB system will detect potential oncoming traffic and automatically apply to brakes to prevent or reduce the affects of a possible collision.
The Blind Spot Collision Avoidance system helps prevent or reduce the risk of collision with vehicles in the adjacent lane or coming from behind when the driver switches lanes through audio-visual alerts and haptic steering feedback. The Electronic Stability Control will also activate to prevent the vehicle from colliding with the adjacent vehicle approaching from the blind spot, if the driver fails to observe or obey the audio-visual warnings prior.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) automatically applies braking to help you stay on course when it detects potential skidding.
Continuously monitoring road conditions, the VSM helps to protect occupants by automatically controlling the steering and brakes when the road gets bumpy.
Have the supportive co-pilot you’ve always wanted as Driver Attention Alert+ (DAA+) monitors your driving and alerts you if it detects loss of concentration or tiredness. It also notifies you with an audio-visual alert when the vehicle in front has moved while stopped at a traffic light stop.
Feel at home on any road with Advanced Smart Cruise Control using radar to maintain a predetermined distance from the vehicle directly ahead, automatically slowing or accelerating your Sorento when appropriate. The ASCC will also come to a complete stop if the vehicle in front stops, and will accelerate if the vehicle in front accelerates within 3 seconds.
Lane Following Assist works with the Smart Cruise Control system to help the vehicle remain in the centre of the lane by continuously correcting the course of the vehicle when Smart Cruise Control is activated.
Confidence wherever the tracks may lead.
Lane Changing Assist with Lane Keeping Assist will provide audio-visual alerts if you indicate into a lane that has an adjacent vehicle while providing haptic steering feedback to get you back to the right place.
The 360° camera view system combines four wide-angle images, from cameras at the front, rear, and sides of the vehicle, to provide seamless visibility. Perfect for parking in tight squeezes.
Feel secure on each journey knowing you are surrounded with 7 airbags that will help potentially reduce injuries in the event of a collision. Seven airbags are offered: driver, front passenger, front passenger side, two curtain and a class-leading front centre side airbag which helps minimise the chance of a head clash between the front seat occupants.
As of 1 January 2023, all hybrid models will undergo all necessary inspections when available. Until inspections are complete, all information and illustrations are based on data available at the time of publication and subject to change without notice.
All information and illustrations are based on data available at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. Contact your local Kia dealer for current information.
^Charging times (with 3.3kW EVSE Charger, 15% - 95%) are based on HQ testing and actual charge times will be dependent on charging conditions, including home charging type and condition, battery temperature as well as ambient temperature. Before using this product at home, consult with a licensed electrician to ensure your home electrical system can support the use. Charge time is based on optional 3.3kW Kia wall box charger.
Figure based on WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) static laboratory combined average city and highway cycle test, which measure, energy consumption, range and emissions in passenger vehicles, designed to provide figures closer to real-world driving behaviour. Real life driving results will vary depending on a combination of driving style, type of journey, vehicle configuration, battery age and condition, use of vehicle features (such as heating and air conditioning), as well as operating, environmental and climate conditions.
[A]Apple CarPlay™ connectivity requires compatible iOS device. See apple.com.au for more details. Apple CarPlay™ is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
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[L]Leather appointed seats may comprise of genuine leather, polyurethane and other man-made materials or a combination thereof.
*Safety technologies are supplemental systems and do not replace the need for the driver to exercise care and attention. For more information about Kia's safety systems, please see your local Kia dealer or refer to your Kia vehicle's owner's manual.
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