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Kia Sorento EcoHybrid, Kia’s First Hybrid SUV Launched in Nepal

Kia Sorento EcoHybrid has been officially launched in Nepal.

Kia Sorento price nepal
Kia Sorento

Continental Associates Pvt. Ltd., the authorized distributor of Kia vehicles in Nepal, has revealed the newest member of its large family SUV. Kia Sorento EcoHybrid will be the latest Sorento to be available in Nepal.

Sorento has always brought forth refined boldness. However, this time around it does so with a hybrid engine.

As for the pricing, the Kia Sorento EcoHybrid price in Nepal is set at Rs. 1.69 Crore.

With that said, here is a quick take on Kia Sorento EcoHybrid in Nepal along with its key specifications.

Kia Sorento Specifications

  • Engine: 
    • 1.6L 4-Cylinder Turbo Petrol + 44.2kW AC Synchronous Motor (1.49 kWh Battery)
    • 2.2L in-line 4-Cylinder Diesel Engine
  • Emission Standard: EURO5
  • Displacement: 
    • 1598 cc in Petrol
    • 2151 cc in Diesel
  • Dimension: 4810 x 1900 x 1695 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2815 mm
  • Max Power:
    • 227 PS in Petrol
    • 201 PS @ 3800 rpm in Diesel
  • Max Torque:
    • 350Nm in Petrol
    • 440 Nm @ 1750-2750 rpm in Diesel
  • Transmission:
    • 6-Speed AT (with Drive by Wire) in Petrol
    • 8-Speed DCT in Diesel
  • Drive Type: AWD
  • Top Speed: 199 Kmph
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 67 liters
  • Mileage: 10.6 Kmpl
  • Front Tyre: 235/60 R19 – Disc
  • Rear Tyre: 235/60 R19 – Disc
  • Tubeless Tyres: Yes
  • Safety System: Airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, TCS, HAC
  • Suspension Setup: McPherson Strut and Independent Multi-link Stabilizer Bar
  • Seating: 7-Seater
  • Storage Capacity: 453 liters
  • Ground Clearance: 174 mm
  • Kerb Weight: 1843 – 1954 kg
  • Colors: Red, Blue, White Pearl, Black Pearl, and Steel Grey

Kia Sorento Price in Nepal: Rs. 1,69,90,000 – Rs. 1,89,00,000

Kia Sorento Overview

Design

Kia Sorento redefines the premium feel with unique styling inspired by Kia Telluride.

The front section sports a strong and firm feel. Whereas, the side profile feels slender and sleek look.

It gets sharp multi-LED Headlamps with attractive DRLs.

Moreover, it grabs attention with the signature Tiger-nose grille with super-sharp unique textures.

Kia Sorento Exterior Styling
Kia Sorento Exterior Styling

The muscular side profile features Exquisite C-Pillar Windows and 19-inch Machine Finish Alloys.

The rear section follows through with the same stylistic theme. Furthermore, the rear LED trio lines to bring home its modern feel.

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Sorento moves away from the traditional boxy SUV feel. Instead, Sorento inherits an arch-like character line.

Other key interior elements include Geometric elements and Interior Mood Lighting.

Kia Sorento Rear Styling
Kia Sorento Rear Styling

Kia Sorento is available in five different colors: Red, Blue, White Pearl, Black Pearl, and Steel Grey.

Performance

Kia Sorento will be available in two engine configurations:

  • 1.6L TGDi Turbo Petrol with AC Synchronous Permanent Magnet Motor
  • 2.2L CRDi Turbo Diesel Engine

The 1.6L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Petrol engine is combined with the 44.2kW Motor (with a 1.49 kWh battery). It can generate a max power of 227PS and a max torque of 350Nm.

Moreover, it is mated to a 6-speed AT transmission with a Parallel Drive system.

The hybrid engine is based on the TMED structure. Bascially, the AC motor is used to drive up to 25Kmph. After that, the TGDi Petrol engine takes over while splitting transmission while accelerating.

Kia Sorento with AWD Capabilities
Kia Sorento with AWD Capabilities

Similarly, the Diesel engine is a 2.2L In-line 4 Cylinder SmartStream E-VGT CRDi engine. It can generate a max power of 201PS at 3800rpm and a max torque of 440Nm at 1750-2750rpm.

Moreover, it is mated to an 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission with Active AWD.

Additionally, it is a 7-seater Kia SUV which can be configured to 5-seater or 6-seater as well.

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Features

Here is a quick list of new features in the Kia Sorento.

Kia Sorento Interior Styling
Kia Sorento Interior Styling

Kia Sorento Feature Highlights

  • 1.6L TGDi EcoHybrid Engine
  • 2.2L CRDi Engine
  • Modern SUV Styling with Muscular Undertones
  • Tri-LED Head Lamp and Tri-LED Tail Lamp
  • Uniquely Styled LED DRLs
  • All-Leather Interiors
  • 7-Seater with Configurable Settings
  • Multi-Connect Infotainment System
  • 12.3-inch Color TFT LCD Supervision Cluster
  • Premium Sound System
  • Interior Mood Lighting
  • Hands-Free Smart Power Tailgate
  • Machine Finish Alloy Wheels
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Blind Spot View Monitor
  • 7 Airbags
  • Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Junction Assist
  • Color Head-Up Display
  • Multi-Collision Brake
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)

Kia Sorento Price in Nepal and Availability

Kia Sorento price in Nepal is set as Rs. 1.69 Crore to Rs. 1.89 Crore. It is available in three variants across two engine configurations.

Unlike other Kia models, Sorento is a popular offering in European and North American markets.

As for its availability, Kia Sorento is officially available across all Kia Showrooms in Nepal.

Interested individuals can visit the nearest Kia showroom for more information.

Kia Sorento Variant Price in Nepal
Kia Sorento EcoHybrid Rs. 16990000
Kia Sorento EXI Rs. 16990000
Kia Sorento Executive Rs. 18990000

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Kia Sorento competes against Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, and Volkswagen Allspace.

However, Sorento EcoHybrid will be a unique offering, completely absent in the premium SUV segment.

This can be a catalyst for rivals to introduce competition of their respective caliber.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the authorized distributor of Kia Sorento in Nepal?
Continental Associates Pvt. Ltd. is the authorized distributor of Kia vehicles in Nepal.

What is the price of Kia Sorento in Nepal?
The price of Kia Sorento in Nepal starts at Rs. 1.69 Crore going all the way to Rs. 1.89 Crore.

Is Kia Sorento available in Nepal?
Yes, Kia Sorento is now available in Nepal.


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