Start of production for new Kia Sorento Hybrid
Kia has started production of its new Sorento Hybrid, representing the first application of electrified power in Kia’s global flagship SUV.
Built to Kia’s exacting production standards, the new fourth-generation Sorento is manufactured at Kia’s Hwasung production facility in Korea, with Hybrid, gasoline and diesel variants of the SUV assembled on the same production line.
The outgoing third-generation Sorento, built on the same production lines, has won several quality accolades throughout its lifecycle. The new model will benefit from the same high production standards and quality controls.
The new Sorento Hybrid The new Sorento is the first vehicle to be based on Kia’s new-generation midsize SUV platform. The Sorento Hybrid’s new ‘Smartstream’ electrified powertrain pairs a 1.6-liter T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine with a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and 44.2 kW electric motor. The intelligent packaging of the Sorento’s new platform means the battery pack can be located under the floor, with minimal impact on cabin or luggage space.
Jul 11, 2020 at 19:09