The 2022 Kia Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) SUV is the latest addition to the automaker’s Plan S electrification strategy and the fourth generation Sorento model range. It offers all-wheel drive capability, three-row seating, and a targeted 32-mile pure electric driving range. It will arrive in showrooms in the third quarter of 2021.
The new Sorento PHEV comes with a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that combine to produce 261 horsepower and a projected combined overall range of 460 miles.
Offered in two trim packages — SX and SX-P — the exterior has sharp, modern lines and comes with 19-inch wheels. Inside, it boasts 143.8 cubic feet of passenger space, with second-row captain’s chairs and Syntex synthetic leather seating or perforated leather seats.
On the tech side, the Sorento PHEV has a 12.3-inch digital meter cluster, four cameras providing a 360-degree view, blind view monitor, 8 USB charging ports, 10.25-inch touchscreen display with navigation and telematics, a wireless smartphone charging pad and more.
“The Sorento PHEV’s rare combination of drivability, efficiency and spaciousness will make it a compelling choice for our customers,” said Sean Yoon, president and CEO of Kia North America and Kia America.
Kia has one manufacturing plant in the Southern U.S., in West Point, Georgia, where they make the Sorento, Telluride and K-5 sedan. The Sorento PHEV currently is only made in Korea.
For more on Kia’s Plan S electrification strategy, visit here.