New Kia Sorento gets off-road X-Line variationSeptember 23, 2020
Kia has shown a new generation of Sorento cross for the American car market. In addition to standard trim levels, the off-road version of the X-Line debuted.
The Sorento X-Line has got an accessory package, which consists of wheel arch liners, other bumpers, roof rails and original 20-inch rims.
The standard off-road version has received an all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring, a central differential lock and a new “Snow” travel mode. It is currently unknown which motors the X-Line variant will receive.
The Sorento line of engines in the United States is represented by a 285-horsepower 2.5-liter gasoline turbo engine, which replaced the V6 engine. Together with the unit, an 8-band robotic transmission with two clutches functions. In addition, the range includes a 194-horsepower naturally aspirated engine along with an automatic transmission in eight steps.
There are two hybrid variations in total. The first is a 230-horsepower, with a 2.6-liter gasoline unit, a 6-band automatic transmission, a 60-horsepower electric motor and a 5 kW / h battery. The model is equipped with a front-wheel drive system only. As for the plug-in hybrid version, it practically does not differ from the version for Europe: the power unit includes a 1.6-liter T-GDI engine with 180 hp, a 91-horsepower electric motor integrated into the automatic transmission, and a battery for 8 kWh. A car for the American market can travel approximately 48 km on one charge.
The novelty will be available to American customers by the end of this year, the cost will be announced later.
In addition, it was recently noted that the South Korean company Kia has demonstrated an updated Sportage crossover. It should be emphasized that the new product did not acquire any external changes, while it received richer equipment.
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