Sorento X-Line

new generation Sorento X-Line

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Sept. 23, 2020

KIA Corporation showed a new generation of Sorento cross for the American car market. In addition to standard kits, the off-road version of X-Line made its debut.

Sorento X-Line got a package of accessories, consisting of wheel arches lining, other bumpers, roof rails and original 20 inch wheels.

The standard off-road version received all-wheel drive system with torque vectorization, central differential lock and a new mode of movement "Snow". At present, it is not known what motors the X-Line version will get.

Sorento engine lineup in the U.S. is represented by a 285-horsepower gasoline turbo engine with 2.5 liters, which replaced the V6 engine. Together with the unit operates an 8-band robotic transmission with two clutches. In addition, the range includes a 194-horsepower atmospheric engine together with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Hybrid variants - a total of two. The first one - 230 hp, which has a 2.6-liter gasoline unit, 6-band automatic transmission, 60 hp electric motor and 5 kW / h battery. The model is equipped with front drive system only. As for the plug-in hybrid version, it practically does not differ from the European version: the power unit includes a 1.6-liter T-GDI motor with 180 hp output, 91-horsepower electric motor integrated into the automatic transmission, and a battery at 8 kW / h. The car for the American market can travel about 48 km on one charge.

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