KIA Sorento in the new version will receive a PHEV hybrid

KIA Sorento in the new version will receive a PHEV hybrid

June 7, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Apparently, the rumors about the large-scale electrification of KIA cars are confirmed. The network has information about the preparation of a new generation of seven-seater Sorento crossover with a hybrid system.

While the emergence of a hybrid on the new generation KIA Sorento remain at the level of rumors. However, company sources and logic tell us about the maximum likelihood of this. Modern trends do not leave companies any other way than electrifying their own line to some extent. The next generation of the crossover is expected in 2020.

According to preliminary information, the hybrid will be based on a 1.6-liter turbo engine with a capacity of about 150 horsepower. All torque will be transmitted to the front axle. Four-wheel drive will be provided by the electric motor. Information about the battery yet, but the expected range will be within 50-60 km.

Initially, the new Sorento will be on the market with a 2.2-liter diesel engine. Together with him will work an automatic transmission on eight steps. Four-wheel drive will be available in expensive configurations or as an additional option. A hybrid should appear later.

Unfortunately, KIA has not yet confirmed the information about the upcoming Sorento hybrid modification. However, she did not deny, saying that a hybrid will appear in the electrification plan sooner or later.