A New Chapter for the 2024 Kia Sorento: Hybrid Variants and Elevated Features

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Update: Kia Australia Brings Hybrid Power to the 2024 Sorento

In a significant update, Kia Australia has announced the reintroduction of hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants to the facelifted 2024 Sorento range, scheduled to hit showrooms between April and June 2024. The decision to limit hybrid options to the flagship GT-Line variant is attributed to constrained supply from the South Korean factory. Prices for these hybrid variants are expected to be revealed closer to their on-sale dates.

Original Story: The 2024 Kia Sorento's Evolution

As of January 25, 2024, Kia Australia is gearing up for the launch of the 2024 Kia Sorento, introducing a fresh look and enhanced features. The facelifted SUV has undergone a price increase across the range, justified by a host of new equipment and a design reminiscent of the prestigious Kia EV9 electric SUV.

Aesthetic Revamp and Interior Innovations

Priced from $50,680 plus on-road costs, the base model of the 2024 Kia Sorento has witnessed a $3,030 increase from its pre-facelift counterpart. The nationwide drive-away pricing starts from $54,090, representing a $3,300 hike. The Sorento's exterior boasts new T-shaped LED daytime-running lights, a revised grille, connected dual light clusters at the rear, and a redesigned lower bumper. Inside, the cabin receives a significant upgrade, featuring a larger 12.3-inch infotainment screen running on Kia and Hyundai’s latest 'ccNC' software. This enables wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto alongside wired connections on top-of-the-range models.

Price Adjustments and Updated Features

While the Sorento S and Sport variants have seen a $3,030 increase before on-road costs (or $3,300 drive-away), the Sport+ and flagship GT-Line have experienced higher adjustments. The Sport+ is now $3,380 dearer before on-roads (or up $3,600 drive-away), and the GT-Line has become $3,520 more expensive before on-roads (or up $3,700 drive-away).

Unchanged Powertrains and Additional Enhancements

The 2024 Kia Sorento retains its two engines – a 200kW/332Nm 3.5-litre V6 petrol for front-wheel drive and a 148kW/440Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel for all-wheel-drive. Notably, the 2024 Sorento lineup will once again include hybrid powertrain options, with a plug-in hybrid variant set to make a comeback between April and June 2024.

2024 Kia Sorento Australian Pricing:

  • Sorento S petrol FWD – $50,680 plus on-road costs (up $3,030) / $54,090 drive-away (up $3,300)
  • Sorento S diesel AWD – $53,680 +ORCs (up $3,030) / $57,090 DA (up $3,300)
  • Sorento Sport petrol FWD – $53,300 +ORCs (up $3,030) / $57,090 DA (up $3,300)
  • Sorento Sport diesel AWD – $56,300 +ORCs (up $3,030) / $60,090 DA (up $3,300)
  • Sorento Sport+ petrol FWD – $58,230 +ORCs (up $3,380) / $61,990 DA (up $3,600)
  • Sorento Sport+ diesel AWD – $61,230 +ORCs (up $3,380) / $64,990 DA (up $3,600)
  • Sorento GT-Line petrol FWD – $65,590 +ORCs (up $3,520) / $69,690 DA (up $3,700)
  • Sorento GT-Line diesel AWD – $68,590 +ORCs (up $3,520) / $72,690 DA (up $3,700)

Enhancements Across Grades:

The Sorento S, Sport, Sport+, and GT-Line variants come with an array of features, including upgraded alloy wheels, new LED lighting, shift-by-wire gear selector, paddle shifters, USB-C ports, and tire pressure monitoring technology. The GT-Line offers additional luxury features such as a panoramic sunroof, quilted Nappa leather upholstery, and a 360-degree camera.

The 2024 Kia Sorento is poised to make a strong statement in the Australian market, combining elevated features, enhanced aesthetics, and the environmentally conscious choice of hybrid powertrains. As the automotive landscape evolves, Kia continues to lead the way with innovation and sophistication. Stay tuned for more updates as the 2024 Sorento makes its mark on the roads of Australia.

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