2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid price and specifications

The new Kia Sorento plug-in has arrived in Australia with plenty of technology and a sparse driveline — but the new technology costs a price.

Alex Misoyannis
  • 2022 Kia Sorento Prices and Specifications
  • The plug-in Hybrid model comes in GT-Line trim
  • 195kW / 350Nm turbo PHEV system delivers 68km electric range
  • Price from $ 81,990 drive away

Price from $ 81,990 drive away (or $ 79,330 before costs on the way), the new Sorento PHEV will be the most expensive Kia ever sold in Australia, surpassing the $ 70,990 long Niro Electric Sport. However, the outlay gives buyers the seven-seater SUV’s GT-Line specification with range, with two screens, nappa leather and four-wheel drive as standard.

The $ 81,990 four-wheel-drive GT-Line PHEV drive-away license plate places it above the $ 67,290 drive-away price on the corresponding diesel four-wheel drive (AWD) GT-Line variant and over $ 64,290 drive-away on front-wheel drive, gasoline -range-tops.

Supply constraints mean that the PHEV driveline will not expand to cheaper variants under the GT-Line in the near future. A ‘conventional’ hybrid powertrain – similar to a Toyota Kluger Hybrid – will arrive in the first weeks of 2022, with a choice of front and four-wheel drive expected to be offered.

Running Sorento PHEV is one 132kW / 265Nm 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol four-cylinder, paired with one 67kW / 304Nm electric motor located between the motor and six-speed torque converter automatic transmission for combined output on 195kW and 350Nm.

ONE 14kWh lithium-ion battery mounted under the seats in the second row supplies 68 km of all-electric range (according to mild ADR 81/02 or NEDC test) and combined fuel economy of 1.6L / 100 km (with 91 RON plain lead-free supported by the vehicle).

Connecting the Type 2 cable that comes with the car to a single-phase connector allows for 3.3 kW of AC charging, good for a 15 to 95 percent charge in three hours and 25 minutes.

Standard equipment in PHEV matches all, except the corresponding GT-Line diesel, with differences limited to the fitting of the Sport + model 19-inch alloy wheels (rather than petrol and diesel 20-inch wheels), PHEV-specific badging and battery and charging displays in the instrument cluster .

All model years 2022 Kia Sorento models bear the company’s new company logo – with the new brands for petrol and diesel also in showrooms now. Traffic sign recognition has also been added to MY22.

Standard features included with the GT-Line PHEV include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch touchscreen wired Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, quilted nappa leather upholstery, 360-degree camera, electric front seats with heating and ventilation and a complete package with active safety technology.

Seven colors are available: Clear White, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Blue, Mineral Blue, Snow White Pearl, Silky Silver and Steel Gray. All shades carried the Clear White command a $ 695 prize.

That 2022 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid – along with the wider Kia Sorento range in 2022 – is on sale now.

2022 Kia Sorento Australian Prices

  • Sorento S petrol FWD- $ 46,850 before cost on road / $ 49,290 drive away
  • Sorento S diesel AWD- $ 49,850 before cost on road / $ 52,290 drive away
  • Sorento Sport gasoline FWD- $ 49,470 before cost on road / $ 52,290 drive away
  • Sorento Sport diesel AWD- $ 52,470 before cost on road / $ 55,290 drive away
  • Sorento Sport + petrol FWD- $ 53,850 before cost on road / $ 56,690 drive away
  • Sorento Sport + diesel AWD- $ 56,850 before cost on road / $ 59,690 drive away
  • Sorento GT-Line petrol FWD- $ 61,070 before road costs / $ 64,290 drive away
  • Sorento GT-Line diesel AWD- $ 64,070 before cost of road / $ 67,290 driving away
  • Sorento GT-Line PHEV AWD-$ 79,330 before on-road / $ 81,990 drive-away (new)

2022 Kia Sorento PHEV GT-Line AWD standard features:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels with full-size spare parts
  • Seven seats
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25 inch infotainment touch screen with wired Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, DAB digital radio and satellite navigation
  • 8.0 inch color head-up display
  • Automatic bi-LED projector headlights
  • Quilted nappa leather cover (black)
  • Dual zone air conditioning
  • Cordless phone charging
  • 14-way driver and 10-way passenger electric front seats with electric lumbar and driver memory
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats and steering wheel
  • 12-speaker Bose premium sound system
  • Panorama soltag
  • Shift-for-wire gear selector
  • Driver Talk intercom in the car
  • Keyless entry with remote engine start
  • 360-degree camera
  • Parking sensors front and rear
  • Autonomous emergency brake with detection of pedestrians and cyclists and crossing support
  • Driving Assistant
  • Path after assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Blind-spot monitoring with brake support
  • Rear-crossing traffic alarm with braking
  • Autonomous emergency brake at low speed to the rear
  • Blind-Spot View Monitor
  • Leads attention warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Auto high beam
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Rear passenger warning
Alex Misoyannis

Alex Misoyannis has been writing about cars since 2017, when he started his own website, Redline. He contributed to Drive in 2018 before joining CarAdvice in 2019 and became a regular contributing journalist to the news team in 2020. Cars have played a central role throughout Alex’s life, from flipping through car magazines as a youngster, to growing up around performance cars in a car-loving family.

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