Kia Sorento PHEV Launch in Victoria BC
The Kia Sorento PHEV is on its way.
It’s finally almost here in Victoria!
Canada will finally receive the much anticipated 2022 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) model. It’s another choice in Kia’s growing lineup of electric vehicles.
Offering power, efficiency, all-wheel drive capability and three-row seating, the 2022 Sorento Turbo PHEV will arrive in Victoria soon.
The Sorento PHEV is powered by a combination of a 66.9 kW electric motor and a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. Together, they achieve 261 horsepower. An all-wheel-drive drivetrain gives the Sorento go-anywhere confidence in rain, snow or bad road conditions.
The Sorento PHEV has a targeted 50-kilometre pure electric driving range, the best of any 3-row PHEV SUV. Plus, the projected combined overall range of 460 miles helps it achieve a targeted 79 MPGe combined rating.
The 6-passenger Sorento PHEV offers a feature-rich cabin with a spacious 143.8 cubic feet of passenger space. Plus, best-in-class second-row legroom with legendary comfortable and roomy captains chairs.
The 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV will be available in the SX and SX-P trim options.
New Technology on the 2022 Sorento PHEV
The 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV is loaded with standard technology like:
- A smart key with push button start and remote start (from key fob)
- 8 USB charging ports
- A 10.25-inch high-resolution color touchscreen display with navigation and telematics (UVO link)
- SiriusXM satellite radio
- Wireless smartphone charging pad
- A Bose premium sound system, available with 12 high-performance speakers
- Bose Centerpoint technology converts stereo sources into a richer surround-sound experience
- Bose Dynamic Speed Compensation analyzes the sound source and automatically adjusts according to speed
- Standard Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
While all of the features above are standard, upgrading to the SX-P trim will also give you:
- A 12.3-in. full digital meter cluster, a first for any Kia SUV
- Surround View Monitor utilizes four cameras to provide a 360-degree perspective around the vehicle
- Blind View Monitor projects live video view of adjacent lanes in the instrument cluster and is activated via the turn signal
- Electrochromic rear view mirror
Cutting Edge Safety Features
Kia’s commitment to safety really starts to shine when you look at the laundry list of standard safety features. Included for no extra charge on all trim levels of the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV are:
Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist
Rear (BCA-Rear) with parallel exit: Under certain conditions, can detect vehicles traveling in the next lane. When a vehicle is “seen” in the blind spot, the vehicle brakes the outer wheel under certain conditions to help return the vehicle to its lane.
Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
Senses inattentive driving patterns and sends an audible/visual warning to alert the driver.
Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Designed to detect a vehicle ahead in the lane and in certain conditions. Calculates distance and closing speed to issue an alert to the driver if it senses a potential frontal collision.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
Builds on FCW by assisting the driver when braking to help prevent a collision or lessen the effects in certain conditions if a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist is detected in front of your vehicle.
Forward Collision Avoidance Assist – Junction Turning (FCA-JT)
Assists the driver in braking to help prevent a collision or lessen the effects in certain conditions when turning left and an oncoming vehicle is approaching.
Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
Uses highway speed limit information from the navigation system and, under certain conditions, will automatically adjust speed to be within the posted speed limit. Will also maintain distance with the vehicle detected in front of your vehicle.
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
Automatically changes set speed of Smart Cruise Control by using the speed limit information detected through the front camera or GPS navigation information (when activated).
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Follows lane markings that the system detects and provides steering inputs to help maintain the vehicle in the center of the lane.
Navigation Based Smart Cruise Control-Curve (NSCC-C)
Leverages the navigation system to lower the vehicle’s speed proactively before upcoming curves.
Parking Distance Warning-Reverse (PDW-R)
Detects certain objects behind the vehicle, issuing an audible warning when an obstruction is detected. The warning tone chimes faster as the vehicle gets closer to the detected object.
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
Helps detect most approaching cross traffic when in reverse. When approaching cross traffic is detected, the system alerts the driver and may apply the brakes.
Safe Exist Assist (SEA)
Can alert the driver or passengers opening their door not to exit the vehicle when the system detects approaching traffic. When detected, a chime sounds. The system can intervene to lock the rear doors when the vehicle is equipped with available Power Child Lock.
This unbeatable PHEV SUV will be a hot commodity in Victoria starting this fall. Reserve yours now here. Stay posted to the Kia Victoria Blog for future updates on the 2022 Kia Sorento PHEV, including pricing information closer to the vehicle’s launch.