New Kia Sorento arrives in Ireland this April

Published on 30th November 2023 at 13:15

Kia Ireland have announced details of the facelifted 7-seat Sorento model which will 
arrive in Ireland in early 2024. It will be available in diesel and petrol plug-in hybrid 
(PHEV), with diesel models will arrive in Ireland this April, while PHEV models will 
arrive in July in time for the 242-registration period.  
The new Sorento will go on sale in Ireland, with pricing and specification to be 
announced early in the new year. As with all Kia models, the new Sorento comes with 
Kia’s seven-year, 150,000-kilometre warranty as standard. 
This new Sorento features a strong design refresh including new technology, colours 
and sustainable materials, while the new frontend design features vertical headlights 
and new logo placement. 
The new Sorento features a strong exterior design refresh for striking on- and off- 
road appearance. Inspired by Kia’s ‘Opposites United’ design language, the Sorento 
features an updated exterior design that has a more premium look. 
At the front, a new bonnet design implements an upscaled SUV design where the Kia 
logo has been moved to the top of the hood. Unique vertical headlamps and star map 
DRLs emphasise a progressive and high-tech image, as does a new radiator grille 
design with a 3D mesh pattern. 
Together, the vertical headlamps and taillamps create a capable and solid SUV look 
while the sequential front turn signals complete the high-tech look. The redesigned 
front lower bumper exudes robustness and confidence, with a wide skid plate, 
redesigned fog lamps, and a vertical air intake garnish underlining a strong image. 
The rear of the vehicle, meanwhile, features a refreshed taillight design with diagonal 
LEDs, while the updated rear bumper and exhaust garnish give it a more rugged 
On the inside, the horizontal design is emphasised by a minimal strip of interior 
mood lighting to create a sense of infinite wideness while the curved display creates a 
high-tech and modern feeling. The redesigned model features a clever multi-mode 
touchscreen panel, as seen on the Sportage and EV6 interior, giving quick access to 
climate and multimedia controls. 
The new 2024 Sorento also features power adjustable, heated & ventilated front row 
seats, as well as heated second row seats, ensuring maximum in-vehicle comfort for 
everyone on board. Offering a balance of rugged and sustainable elements, the 
interior of the new Kia Sorento also reflects the sustainability credentials of the 
brand by featuring artificial leather and recycled plastic (PET) cabin materials. 
The Sorento will offer two drivetrains in Ireland, a 2.2 diesel engine coupled with an 
eight-speed dual clutch transmission while the petrol plug-in hybrid comes with a 1.6 
T-GDI engine and a 13.8 kWh battery paired with a six-speed automatic transmission 
which also features 4WD as standard.  

The 2024 Kia Sorento is equipped with the latest technology to increase safety, 
reliability, and comfort. 
 Dual panoramic integrated displays grace the interior: a 12.3-inch 
infotainment touchscreen and another 12.3-inch digital driver instrument 
 The infotainment system has been designed so that Kia can send software and 
map updates to the car over-the-air which removes the need to make a special 
visit to a dealership. 
 The new Sorento is available with wireless phone charging, multiple USB-C 
charging ports throughout the cabin 
 Fingerprint recognition which allows the driver to link the user profile and 
individual driver set up preferences. 
 A unique Digital Key that allows owners to unlock and start the vehicle with 
only a smartphone or smartwatch. Drivers can remotely share the Digital Key 
with other drivers for convenient and easy access.   
 Using Kia Connect telematics, drivers of the Sorento PHEV can also view and 
control vehicle charge status, plan a route and access onboard features such as 
charge station proximity, live weather, and real-time traffic alerts. 
The new Sorento also features Kia’s Advanced Driving Assistance Safety (ADAS) 
features including Highway Drive Assist 2.0 (HDA2) with lane change assist and 
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 2 (FCA2), which is upgraded to include junction 
turning and crossing, evasive steering assist, lane change oncoming, and lane change 
Also available is; 
 Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) 
 Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) 
 Lane Keep Assist (LKAS). 
 It is fitted with up to seven airbags: dual front airbags, dual front seat- 
mounted side airbags, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, a new second 
row rear thorax airbag, and a front centre airbag. The front centre airbag 
provides additional head protection for front-seat occupants and is designed 
to prevent their heads coming into contact during a collision.