Kia has announced the arrival of its first Hybrid SUV, KIA Sorento, in Nepal. The authorized distributor of Kia vehicles in Nepal, Continental Associates Pvt.Ltd, has announced the launch of the Kia Sorento Hybrid. Kia Nepal takes a huge step forward in its Hybrid vehicle strategy with the launch of the brand’s first hybrid SUV in Nepal. In the meantime, let us look at Kia Sorento’s first Hybrid SUV.
Kia Sorento Hybrid Overview
Kia has managed to make the concept quite appealing with its Kia Sorento Hybrid, which has a 7-seat capacity with a customization offer. Similarly, Kia offers a 10-years/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, letting you drive with confidence event at the off-road. Moreover, the Torque vectoring cornering control improves stability by delivering braking force to the inside corner of the front and rear wheels. It will help maintain traction on-road or off-road terrain. Let’s look at the new Kia Sorento Hybrid features, specifications, price, and availability in Nepal.
The Kia Sorento redefines the luxury feel with a unique appearance inspired by the Kia Telluride. Similarly, the exterior and interior lines of the Kia Sorento are also impressive. The front section has a robust and firm feel to it, whereas the side profile has a slim and streamlined appearance. Similarly, the front end boasts a wide-sweeping grille with conventional LED lighting. Likewise, the side profile features Exquisite C-Pillar Windows and 19-inch Machine Finish Alloys. Meanwhile, the same stylistic concept continues throughout the back with rear LED triple lines. It emphasize the contemporary appearance of the vehicles.
Moreover, the 12.3-inch all-digital instrument cluster in the Kia Sorento has an easy-to-read display. The interior with Nappa Leather is one of the most luxurious segments. Meanwhile, the Mood lights, a heads-up display, and vented electric seats adds up to the premium feel. In meantime, the five different colors Runway Red, Gravity Blue, Snow-white Pearl, Arora Black Pearl, and Steel Grey give the mystical feel.
This off-road capable SUV adds these features to the base model Sorento with its unique X-Line external design and exceptional handling. Now, let us look at the features of this Kia Sorento.
- Torque-Vectoring All-Wheel Drive
- Center Locking Differential
- 1-inch Higher Ground Clearance
- Capable Roof Rails for additional cargo
- Aggressive X-Line Front and Rear Bumpers
- Exclusive Matte Black Lower Body Cladding
- Unique Wheels with all-season tires
- 1.6L TGDi EcoHybrid Engine
- 2.2L CRDi Engine
- Modern SUV Styling with Muscular Undertones
- Tri-LED Head Lamp and Tri-LED Tail Lamp
- Uniquely Styled LED DRLs
- All-Leather Interiors
- 7-Seater with Configurable Settings
- Multi-Connect Infotainment System
- 12.3-inch Color TFT LCD Supervision Cluster
- Premium Sound System
- Interior Mood Lighting
- Junction Assist
- Color Head-Up Display
- Multi-Collision Brake
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Traction Control System (TCS)
- Hands-Free Smart Power Tailgate
- Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Blind Spot View Monitor
- 7 Airbags
- Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist
- Smart Cruise Control
- Lane-Keeping System
The Sorento is not just a huge SUV that can take on any terrain, but it’s also green alternative thanks to a 1.6L TGDi turbo petrol engine and a 1.49 kWh battery coupled to a 44.2 kW electromagnetic motor. It has a maximum power output of 227PS and a maximum torque output of 350Nm.
Similarly, the diesel engine is a 2.2L SmartStream E-VGT CRDi in-line four-cylinder engine. It has a maximum power output of 201PS at 3800rpm and a maximum torque output of 440Nm at 1750-2750rpm. It also comes with an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission and Active AWD.
Moreover, Kia SUV with seven seats can be customizable into 5-6 seats. Similarly, the 7 airbags, lane-keeping system, electronic stability control, lane following assist, and other safety features ensure the four wheels are planted to the ground.
Kia Sorento Hybrid Specifications
|Engine Type||Two: 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbo Petrol + 44.2kW AC Synchronous Motor, 2.2L in-line 4-Cylinder Diesel Engine|
|Dimension||4810 x 1900 x 1695 mm|
|Displacement||1598 cc in Petrol, 2151 cc in Diesel|
|Transmission||6-Speed AT (with Drive by Wire) in Petrol,8-Speed DCT in Diesel|
|Max Power||227 PS in Petrol, 201 PS @ 3800 rpm in Diesel|
|Max Torque||350Nm in Petrol, 440 Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm in Diesel|
|Top Speed||199 Kmph|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||67 liters|
|Front Tyre||235/60 R19 – Disc|
|Rear Tyre||235/60 R19 – Disc|
|Safety System||Airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, TCS, HAC|
|Suspension Setup||McPherson Strut, Independent Multi-link Stabilizer Bar|
|Storage Capacity||453 liters|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Kerb Weight||174 mm|
|Colors||Red, Blue, White Pearl, Black Pearl, and Steel Grey|
Kia Sorento Price and Availability
Sorento, the first hybrid SUV from Kia, will be available in two engine configurations, with prices ranging from Rs. 1, 69, 90,000 to Rs. 1, 89, 90,000. Meanwhile, KIA has confirmed the sale of the Sorento Hybrid with a 2.2L Dsl EXI A/T variant across all KIA showrooms in Nepal for NPR 1, 69, 90,000.
|Kia Automobiles||Price in Nepal||Variants|
|Kia Sorento Hybrid||NPR 1,69,90,000||2.2L Dsl EXI A/T|
|Kia Sorento Hybrid||NPR 1,89,90,000||2.2L Dsl Executive A/T|
To summarize, the All-New Sorento Hybrid is stylish, elegant, and equipped with several unique features. It offers different safety features and a hybrid engine for environmentally friendly options. In addition, the Kia Sorento Hybrid is the newest and most unique Sorento to arrive in Nepal. To discover more about the Sorento Hybrid, visit this website.
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