KIA has announced the premiere of the Sorento PHEV for the North American market. In the US, the hybrid version of the crossover will be sold under the name KIA Sorento Turbo PHEV.
This crossover is equipped with a hybrid power plant based on a 1.6-liter turbo engine, working in conjunction with a 91-horsepower electric motor. The total output of the power unit on the American Sorento PHEV reaches 261 hp
The Sorento Turbo PHEV is equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission and an automatic all-wheel drive system. The lithium-ion battery with an energy reserve of 13.8 kWh provides a mileage of about 51 kilometers exclusively on electric traction.
The combined range is 740 kilometers and the hybrid vehicle has an average fuel consumption of 3 liters per 100 kilometers.
Serial production of the KIA Sorento crossover with a rechargeable hybrid power plant has been established at a plant in the South Korean city of Hwasong. In the US market, sales of new items will start in the third quarter of 2021.
As a reminder, Sorento PHEV debuted on the European market at the beginning of this year. The total output of the power plant of crossovers in the specification for the European market is 265 hp, and the number on electric traction the car is capable of traveling 57 kilometers.