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Kia Sorento to go electric during 2020

Kia Sorento to go electric during 2020

As part of Kia and Hyundai’s drive to electrification, another model is getting the EV treatment. The Kia Sorento, along with its Hyundai Tucson sibling and the Santa Fe, will be getting a PHEV and a hybrid variant. It’s all part of the company’s plan to have 23 EVs, 13 hybrids and 6 PHEVs in production by 2025.

The two automakers will be investing over $87 billion USD to achieve these goals. Some of that money will also be going towards automation technologies as well as EVs to push the Koreans further forwards in terms of technology and capability.

No specifics have been announced as yet for the new Kia Sorento models aside from this statement of intent.

2020 Kia Sorento

The 2020 Kia Sorento is one of Kia’s bestsellers yet it rarely gets the attention it deserves. It’s a solid and reliable SUV with great road presence, practicality and lots of technology and makes a solid investment.

The 2020 Kia Sorento was updated during the last model year with a new front and rear and a much more mature design. It looks much more stylish than before, with angled lights, rolling roofline, high ground clearance and simple panel details. While the design is less, it is actually more as it’s much more pleasing to the eye.

Also offering more is the interior with supportive seating, lots of light and space and as much technology as you like. The leather upholstery option is of particular note as is the dashboard layout. With space for three adults in back and cargo space in the rear, there is a lot of space inside a Sorento even if it doesn’t look like it from the outside.

Under the hood is either a 2.4-litre four cylinder that delivers 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque or a 3.3-litre V6 that delivers 290 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. Both use a slick automatic transmission to power the front or all wheels.

The 2020 Kia Sorento was awarded Top Safety Pick+ by the US IIHS and five stars for safety by the NHTSA. As long as you specify your vehicle with LED lighting and automatic emergency braking, you’re in good hands!

As you would expect from Kia, options are plentiful. Even the base model is well equipped with 7.0-inch infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power accessories, USB charging and the option for blind-spot monitors, acoustic windshield, climate control, blind-spot monitors, automatic emergency braking, heated front seats, reverse parking sensors, keyless ignition and a whole lot more depending on the trim you select.

The 2020 Kia Sorento already offers cutting edge driving with no compromise and adding a hybrid and PHEV version is just going to add to its appeal. Check out the current model at Georgetown Kia, 199 and 314 Guelph Street, Georgetown, Ontario.

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