Extra Functionality, Extra Security Tech, with an Unparalleled Mixture of Energy and Effectivity

  • Extra off-road functionality: New X-Line trim options 1.0-in. greater floor clearance, improved strategy/departure angles, extra superior AWD with snow-mode and a extra sturdy roof rack than outgoing Sorento
  • Extra efficiency capabilities: New 2.5-Turbo choice with 281 horsepower and 311-lb-ft of torque mated to a segment-exclusive 8-speed wet-clutch DCT for extra responsive around-town or mountain-pass driving
  • New Turbo-Hybrid powertrain: Options 42 further horsepower and practically 50% higher gasoline financial system than outgoing Sorento base engine1

    • Most Highly effective HEV in its class1: 227-horsepower and estimated 37 MPG mixed
    • Out there Plug-in Hybrid choice with 261 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles of pure electrical driving vary

  • Extra inside flexibility: Improved legroom and cargo room than outgoing Sorento, and accessible second-row captain’s chairs, permitting patrons to pick out both 4+2 or 5+2 seating.
    • Greatest-in-class entrance/rear legroom and general inside passenger quantity2

  • Extra Superior Driving Help Techniques (ADAS) now normal: New Sorento provides Ahead Collision Avoidance Help, Lane Protecting Help, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Occupant Alert

    • Out there new Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Help – Parallel exit
    • Out there new Passenger Secure Exit Help
    • Out there new Blind View Monitor

  • Daring SUV design: Exterior and inside designed within the US at Kia’s Irvine, Calif., studio. Crisp strains, daring fascias and distinctive particulars mix with an inside that exudes rugged magnificence and options accessible Bose premium audio, panoramic sunroof and as much as eight USB ports
  • Sorento stays one in all Kia’s most essential and best-selling autos with practically 1.5 million models offered since its introduction in 2002
  • Proudly assembled in West Level, Georgia alongside the award-winning Telluride SUV and the all-new K5 sedan.

IRVINE, Calif., September 22, 2020 – The all-new fourth-generation Kia Sorento modifications the sport.  Once more. Since its debut in 2002, the Sorento is one in all Kia’s best-known and best-selling autos, turning into progressively extra highly effective, extra enticing, higher engineered and extra technologically superior in every new iteration. The 2021 mannequin units a brand new normal for Sorento’s sustained excellence and management within the compact SUV section as the one car in its class to supply the most effective estimated gasoline financial system for a 3-row SUV with 37 mpg mixed.3

“Sorento has all the time been one in all Kia’s premier merchandise,” stated Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America & Kia Motors America. “Its mixture of favor, utility, security and luxury have made it a perennial buyer favourite. This gorgeous new Sorento units the bar within the compact SUV class even greater and represents the top of Kia design and engineering. We’re extraordinarily proud so as to add it to our line-up of unimaginable vehicles.”

The 2021 Sorento is predicted to go on sale later this 12 months and pricing can be introduced nearer to its on-sale date.

A Sorento for Everybody

The 2021 Sorento can be provided in 5 trims: LX, S, EX, SX, and SX-Status and accessible with both FWD or AWD. Initially accessible with three powertrains, together with a turbo hybrid, a PHEV can be launched within the subsequent mannequin 12 months. The hero mannequin is the SX-Status AWD with X-Line look package deal, a variant that additional demonstrates the transformation of the Sorento right into a extra premium and tech-oriented SUV. The X-Line SX-Status AWD trim contains:

  • Commonplace torque-on-demand AWD with heart locking differential and downhill descent management
  • Elevated trip peak to eight.3-in. (1.0-in. enhance over normal trip peak)
  • Unique bumper and exterior particulars, reminiscent of distinctive 20-inch alloy wheels and bridge-type roof rack

Beautiful New Shapes

The outside of the 2021 Sorento presents a examine in fashionable architectural construction outlined by sharp, trendy strains and accented with high-tech particulars – extra genuine SUV than delicate crossover. This evolution of Kia’s dynamic aesthetic is exemplified greatest within the following particulars:

  • Kia’s modernized “tiger nostril,” with new “eyeline” DRL particulars and a large grille extending into the headlight and hood construction
  • The hood edge wraps across the physique facet and integrates into the rear shoulder line, enhancing size and width
  • Commonplace LED headlamps and non-compulsory signature LED ahead lighting contains daytime operating lights. Headlamp and DRL modules are separated for a high-tech look
  • Robust facet character line emphasizes muscular and athletic profile
  • Distinctive dynamic wave form at base of the C pillar
  • Six completely different alloy wheel designs, from 17-inches to 20-inches, which is the most important ever for Sorento

The all-new inside continues the robust, stable and complicated sensibility of the outside. Following a credo of “Refined Boldness,” the inside designers instilled the cabin with sudden supplies to solid a placing impact, together with:

  • Vivid satin finishes
  • Out there metallic texture inlays or open-pore wooden inlays
  • Leather-based embossed quilt sample on non-compulsory leather-equipped fashions
  • Eye-catching vertical heart air vents impart a way of energy and presence

A Robust Base to Construct On

The 2021 Sorento is constructed on an all-new 3rd era “N3” platform that may be a lighter, stronger and extra versatile design than earlier fashions. Options embrace:

  • Elevated wheelbase by practically 1.Four inches for extra inside house
  • Physique-in-white weight is diminished by 5.6% and general weight is diminished by 3.1% (119 lbs.)
  • Common tensile energy is improved by 4% in comparison with the earlier Sorento
  • Improved driving dynamics, together with acceleration, trip and dealing with, and noise vibration and harshness (NVH)
  • New aluminum bumper plate for improved sturdiness
  • Distribution of impression kinetic power forces by means of multi-load-path physique construction
  • Versatility to accommodate alternate drivetrains, reminiscent of hybrid and plug-in hybrid (accessible in calendar 12 months 2021)

Energy to Select

4 engines are provided on the 2021 Sorento, together with two inside combustion powerplants and two electrified motors in each front-wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive (AWD) configurations:

  • 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder

    • 8-speed computerized transmission
    • 191 horsepower and 182 lb.-ft. torque
    • FWD or AWD
    • AWD system makes use of torque-vectoring with center-locking differential to supply further energy to rear wheels in slippery circumstances4
    • Estimated mixed (metropolis and freeway) 27 mpg (2 mpg enhance over earlier Sorento)

  • 2.5-liter GDI 4-cylinder Turbo

    • Phase unique 8-speed moist twin clutch computerized transmission
    • 281 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. torque
    • FWD or AWD
    • 3,500 lbs. of towing functionality5
    • Estimated mixed 25 mpg (Three mpg enhance over earlier V6 Sorento)

  • 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder Turbo Hybrid with 44 kW electrical motor

    • 6-speed computerized transmission
    • 227 horsepower
    • 5 kWh battery
    • FWD
    • Estimated 39 MPG metropolis / 35 freeway / 37 mixed

  • 1.6-liter GDI 4-cylinder Turbo Plug-in Hybrid with 66.9 kW electrical motor (accessible in 2021)

    • 6-speed computerized transmission
    • 261 horsepower
    • Eight kWh battery
    • Estimated 30-mile all-electric vary
    • AWD

Let’s Get Technical

Like all Kia autos, the brand new Sorento is loaded with an in depth record of well-liked know-how, together with:

  • Out there 12.3-in. full digital meter cluster, a primary for any Kia SUV
  • Encompass View Monitor makes use of 4 cameras to supply a 360-degree perspective across the car enhancing driver confidence in tight parking conditions
  • Blind View Monitor initiatives stay video view of adjoining lanes within the instrument cluster and activated through the flip sign (a Sorento first)
  • Eight USB charging ports (6 in LX)
  • 8-inch or accessible 10.25-inch high-resolution colour touchscreen show6
  • Break up-screen performance
  • Out there SiriusXM satellite tv for pc radio
  • Out there 10.25-inch inch touchscreen provides:

    • Haptic suggestions buttons
    • New multi-connection Bluetooth7 wi-fi connectivity that enables connection of two telephones concurrently

  • UVO hyperlink telematics gives an array of superior linked car options, reminiscent of:

    • Related Routing8: A brand new cloud-based route calculation system that makes use of UVO cloud to calculate the optimum route utilizing real-time maps, predicted upcoming site visitors information primarily based on historic info and AI to study the popular routes of customers
    • Related Climate7: Gives climate info for greater than 25,000 cities
    • Enhanced UVO voice help function permits voice management of the car’s local weather, seat and steering-wheel heating, audio system, and different capabilities
    • Related Consumer Profiles7: Permits clients so as to add a further driver to their car. The drivers can have their particular person UVO accounts to the car and entry to the distant options utilizing the Kia Entry App. The profile shops some choose settings on the UVO cloud and may be shared with different appropriate Kia autos.
    • UVO & Good Speaker Integration lets clients use Amazon-Alexa or Google-Assistant enabled good speaker or gadget to remotely management some capabilities (reminiscent of distant begin)
    • Superior notifications:

      • Engine Idle Notification and Computerized Engine Shut Off notifies the driving force through the UVO hyperlink app if the engine is left idling and, after a pre-selected time, turns off the engine
      • Rear Occupancy Alert can ship push notification alerts through the UVO hyperlink app if motion is detected contained in the car
      • 911 Join and Roadside Help will routinely try and name 911 through the built-in UVO modem if an airbag deploys. For non-emergencies, it could actually join with 24/7 roadside help and share the car’s location

    • Additionally accessible inside UVO, for the primary time on any Kia, are two new options:

      • On-demand Discover My Automotive with Encompass View Monitor7 makes use of the car cameras to seize photos of the car’s environment after which share them through the Kia Entry UVO app
      • Final Mile Navigation7 gives strolling instructions to the driving force’s closing vacation spot if the car is parked between 0.1 and 1.2 miles away

    • Bose9 Premium sound system, accessible with 12 high-performance audio system

      • Bose Centerpoint know-how converts stereo sources right into a richer surround-sound expertise
      • Dynamic Pace Compensation analyzes the sound supply and routinely adjusts in keeping with velocity

    • Out there wi-fi smartphone charging10 pad with elevated cost charges
    • Commonplace Rear Occupant Alert11 makes use of ultrasonic sensors engineered to detect baby or pet motion within the second and third rows after the doorways have been locked after which can notify the driving force and surrounding space by sounding the horn and illuminating the hazard lamps


There are 16 “Kia Drive Smart” Superior Driver-Help Techniques (ADAS)12 which might be both normal or accessible:

  • Out there new Blind Spot Collision Avoidance (BCCA) – Parallel Exit: Makes use of the rear-corner radar to detect a collision threat with parallel site visitors when leaving a parking spot. The system applies emergency braking and cautions the driving force by means of the cluster and an audible alarm
  • Commonplace Clever Pace Restrict Help (ISLA): Mechanically modifications set velocity of Good Cruise Management by utilizing the velocity restrict info detected by means of the entrance digital camera or GPS navigation info (when activated)
  • Commonplace Ahead Collision Warning (FCW): Designed to detect a car forward within the lane and in sure circumstances, calculates distance and shutting velocity to challenge an alert to the driving force if it senses a possible frontal collision
  • Commonplace Ahead Collision-Avoidance Help (FCA): Builds on FCW by helping the driving force when braking to assist forestall a collision or reduce the consequences in sure circumstances if a car or object is detected in entrance
  • Commonplace FCA-Pedestrian: Builds upon FCW performance and helps detect pedestrians in entrance of the car and makes use of computerized braking to keep away from or mitigate an impression
  • Out there FCA-Bike owner: Builds on FCW performance and helps detect cyclists in entrance of the car and makes use of computerized braking to keep away from or mitigate an impression
  • Commonplace Driver Consideration Warning (DAW)13: Senses inattentive driving patterns and sends an audible/visible warning to alert the driving force
  • Main Automobile Departure Alert (LVDA): Alerts driver with a chime when the main car begins to maneuver ahead from a standing place
  • Commonplace Lane Following Help (LFA): Follows lane markings that the system detects and gives steering inputs to assist preserve the car within the heart of the lane
  • Out there Ahead Collision Avoidance Help (FCA) – Junction Turning (FCA-JT): Assists the driving force in braking to assist forestall a collision or reduce the consequences in sure circumstances when turning left and an oncoming car is approaching
  • Out there Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Help (BCA): Underneath sure circumstances, can detect autos touring within the subsequent lane. When a car is “seen” within the blind spot, the car brakes the outer wheel underneath sure circumstances to assist return the car to its lane
  • Out there Rear Cross-Site visitors Collision Avoidance Help (RCCA): Helps detect most approaching cross site visitors when in reverse. When approaching cross site visitors is detected, the system alerts the driving force and applies brakes
  • Out there Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R): Detects sure objects behind the car, issuing an audible warning when an obstruction is detected. The warning tone chimes quicker because the car will get nearer to the detected object
  • Out there Parking Collision Avoidance Help (PCA-R): Makes use of rear view digital camera and rear ultrasonic sensors to assist detect most pedestrians or close by obstacles when the car backs out of a parking spot, warning drivers with a chime and may interact brakes to stop a collision
  • Out there Navigation Primarily based Good Cruise Management-Curve (NSCC-C): leverages the navigation system to decrease the car’s velocity proactively earlier than upcoming curves
  • Out there Freeway Driving Help (HDA)14: Makes use of federal freeway velocity restrict info from the navigation system and, underneath sure circumstances, will routinely alter velocity to be throughout the posted velocity restrict and preserve distance with the car detected in entrance
  • Out there Secure Exist Help (SEA)15: Can alert the driving force or passengers opening their door to not exit the car when the system detects approaching site visitors. When detected, a chime sounds. The system can intervene to lock the rear doorways when the car is supplied with accessible Energy Youngster Lock

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top of the range surveys and is acknowledged as one of many 100 Greatest International Manufacturers. Kia serves because the “Official Automotive Associate” of the NBA and gives an entire vary of autos offered by means of a community of practically 800 sellers within the U.S., together with vehicles and SUVs proudly assembled in West Level, Georgia.*

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1 Sorento superior HEV HP assertion primarily based on comparability of typical HEV powertrains (not in comparison with PHEV or mild-hybrid programs)

2 Primarily based on analysis information from AutoSource, Inc.

Three Primarily based on gasoline financial system estimates for 2021MY Sorento Hybrid in comparison with different 2020 mannequin compact SUVs outfitted with 3-row seating, as of August 2020.   Doesn’t embrace PHEV or BEV autos.

Four No system, irrespective of how superior, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving circumstances. At all times drive safely.

5 2,000-lb. towing capability for usually aspirated 2.5-liter engine, HEV and PHEV.

6 Distracted driving can lead to a lack of car management. When working a car, by no means use a car system that takes your focus away from protected car operation.

7 The Bluetooth® phrase mark and logos are registered logos owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc., and any use of such marks by Kia is pursuant to license. A Bluetooth® enabled gadget is required to make use of Bluetooth® wi-fi know-how.

Eight Out there solely with AVN 5.Zero with Navigation. 1-year service included. Go to https://house owners.kia.com/us/en/uvo-availability.html for extra particulars on particular accessible options.

9 Bose is a registered trademark of Bose Company.

10 Charging system solely works with choose gadgets. Consult with the car’s Proprietor’s Guide for warnings and directions.

11 Rear Occupant Alert will not be an alternative choice to one’s consideration and should not detect all motion throughout the car. At all times examine the car inside when exiting the car.

12 These options are usually not substitutes for protected driving, and should not detect all objects surrounding car. At all times drive safely and use warning.

13 Driver Consideration Warning will not be an alternative choice to protected driving and should not detect all cases of driver fatigue or inattentive driving practices. Failure to concentrate to journey circumstances and car operation may end in lack of car management. At all times drive safely and use warning.

14 Freeway Driving Help will not be an alternative choice to protected driving, could not detect all objects across the car, and solely capabilities on sure federal highways.  At all times drive safely and use warning.

15 Secure Exit Help will not be an alternative choice to one’s consideration and should not detect all objects surrounding the car. At all times take note of site visitors and to the realm round your car when exiting the car.

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