Kia Australia has announced details of the MY2024 Sorento large SUV with refreshed the
exterior and interior design, upgraded comfort and convenience technology, and additional
safety features.

As before there is a large range of options including petrol and diesel engines, with hybrid,
plug-in hybrid, front and all-wheel drive, and four equipment levels.

The petrol and diesel variants will be launched later this month in this initial Sorento
upgrade release. HEV and PHEV variants will be arriving later in the first half of 2024, with
specification details and pricing announced in due course.

The FWD 3.5-litre V6 petrol and 2.2-litre AWD diesel variants will be available across all
four trim offerings (S, Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line) with the Hybrid (HEV) and Plug-in Hybrid
(PHEV) variants available in the top GT-Line specification only.

New design elements in the new Sorento include a new head light graphic, cleaner
radiator grille and front bumper. At the rear design improvements have been made to the
rear bumper with rear lamps complimenting the new signature front lighting design.

A new 4-inch Multi-Function LCD digital display on S, Sport & Sport+ trims has been
designed to replace analogue gauges.

The dual 12.3-inch panoramic integrated display takes centre stage on the dashboard of
the GT-Line trim and creates a luxurious ambience. The dual 12.3-inch Digital Cluster and
Infotainment Touch Screen displays through high-definition images.

The new Sorento GT-Line trim offers a Digital Centre Mirror (DCM), also present in the
recently launched EV9 GT-Line, which lets users switch the interior mirror from a standard
ECM to camera display for maximum rear visibility and safety.

MY24 Sorento comes with Kia Connect, a seven-year complimentary connected car
service that provides customer benefits in safety, security, convenience, connectivity, and
LIVE services by using telematics systems to transfer real time data, such as weather and
traffic information, etc.

Over-The-Air (OTA) will be available across new Sorento range, enabling the system to
undergo constant “wireless” improvements, with the latest maps, interfaces and software
enhancements, and all without customers having to visit a service centre.

Shift By Wire (SBW) will now be extended to the entire range, allowing for a cleaner
interior finish and increased sense of interior space.

Safety upgrades brings the introduction of Highway Driving Assist (HDA), the next-
generation Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) which functions only when driving
on a freeway or motorway, included in Sport, Sport+ and GT-Line variants. HDA
fundamentally builds on adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, combining with
Lane Following Assist (LFA) to keep the car centred in the lane even when driving through
a curve.

The new Sorento GT-Line also receives Parking Distance Warning (Front, Side, Rear)
adding on side detection zones to provide a more comprehensive warning system that will
warn the driver when a collision is likely during parking.

The new Sorento variants will carry over the 5-star ANCAP rating from the outgoing model
tested in 2020.

2.2L CRDI S AWD: $53,680
2.2L CRDI Sport AWD: $56,300
2.2L CRDI Sport+ AWD: $61,230
2.2L CRDI GT-Line AWD: $68,590
3.5L MPI S FWD: $50,680
3.5L MPI Sport FWD: $53,300
3.5L MPI Sport+ FWD: $58,230
3.5L MPI GT-Line FWD: $65,590
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your
local Kia dealer for drive-away prices.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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