Kia India will soon introduce a new facelift model of its best-selling SUV, the Kia Seltos. The news is coming that the company can also introduce its new 7-seater SUV, Kia Sorento, in the upcoming Auto Expo (2023 Auto Expo). The fourth generation model of this three-row SUV is currently available for sale in the global market.
Although Kia India has yet to share any information about the launch of this SUV, for the time being, it will only be displayed among customers. It is not that this SUV will be launched for the first time among Indian customers; before this, the third-generation model was also shown at the 2018 Auto Expo.
Along with the petrol-diesel engine, this SUV is also available in the hybrid variant in the global market. Besides this, many advanced features have also been included, making it even better than the Kia Seltos in the Indian market.
The company has given the Kia Sorento the look of a mainstream SUV, but its new generation model is even bolder and more muscular. At its front, the company has given its signature style ‘nose’ grille, surrounded by three-pod LED headlamps and Tiger Highline LED daytime running lights. Its front bumper is designed smoothly and comes with a large air intake. It gets vertical LED tail lamps and a sculpted tailgate.
The cabin of this SUV has been decorated with advanced features. It has a 10.25-inch central infotainment system, vertical air condition (AC) vents, and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. In this car, the company’s traditional UVO-connected technology with 64 ambient lightings, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, Bose’s 12 speaker system, Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) level 2, and autonomous driving technology is available.
In the Sorento SUV available in the global market, the company has used a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol hybrid engine, which comes with a 44.2kW electric motor and a 1.49kW lithium battery pack. Its engine and electric motor jointly generate 230hp power and 350Nm torque. Apart from this, this SUV also comes in a 2.5-litre non-hybrid variant, whose engine generates power of 191hp and torque of 246Nm. Apart from this, this SUV also comes with a diesel engine option, a 2.2-litre diesel engine has been given, which generates a power of 202hp. This engine option is for the global market.