The upgraded 2024 Kia Sorento is set to land in showrooms in January. The new model brings advances in exterior and interior design, comfort and convenience technology, and provides additional safety features.
The range will remain continue with its four existing powertrains, including the 3.5-litre FWD petrol and 2.2-litre AWD diesel, across four trim levels; S, Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line. The Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid will only be available in the top spec.
While the standard petrol and diesel variants will make their debut this month, the HEV and PHEV offerings will arrive later (some time in the first half of the year), with more details on those models, including pricing, to be announced in due course.
For now though, the range kicks off with the S in its petrol front-wheel drive form at $50,680, and ranges up to the GT-Line at $65,590. AWD diesel variants start at $53,680 and head north to $68,590. All prices are plus on-roads.
The new Sorento features multiple refreshed design elements, taking cues from the recently launched EV9. These include a new headlight graphic and cleaner radiator grille and front bumper.
The rear design has been subtly tweaked, with design improvements made to the rear bumper and rear lighting package. Inside, a new multifunction LCD digital display on the S, Sport and Sport+ trims replaces analogue gauges.
The dual 12.3-inch panoramic integrated display takes centre stage on the dashboard of the GT-Line trim and creates a luxurious ambience. The range-topper also scores a digital centre mirror, allowing the standard mirror to be turned into a camera display.
Packed with functionality, Kia Connect also spans the range, adding a 7-year complimentary connected car service that enhances safety and convenience, including real time data for weather and traffic, and over-the-air software updates.
Shift-by-wife has also been added to the 2024 Kia Sorento, allowing for a cleaner interior finish and increased sense of interior space. Sport+ and GT-Line trims feature a 12-speaker Bose premium sound system, with a subwoofer.
Safety upgrades brings the introduction of highway driving assist in the Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line variants. It builds on the adaptive cruise control system and combines with lane follow assist to keep the car constantly centred in the lane.
The new Sorento GT-Line also receives parking distance warning for improved spatial awareness when parking. Two new paint choices, Volcanic Sand Brown and Cityscape Green, have been added to the colour palette.
These join Clear White, Snow White Pearl, Mineral Blue, Steel Grey, Gravity Blue, Silky Grey and Aurora Black Pearl. The new Sorento variants will carry over the 5-star ANCAP rating from the outgoing model, tested in 2020.
To find out more, contact your local Kia dealer. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.