The 2022 Kia Sorento is now in the Philippines. According to Kia, this new SUV embodies the company’s new logo, slogan, and brand philosophy. Let’s see how different this new model is.
The company’s new direction is simply about delivering better products, which according to them are products with “movement that inspires”. The new Sorento, indeed, is not like the old one, which is dull-looking, uninspiring, and basic inside and out. It is more flashy, elegant, and full of personality. For the 2022 model, Kia is bringing in two variants: the regular EX and the top-of-the-line SX.
Starting with the exterior, the new Kia Sorento is more defined and eye-catching than ever. There are sharp modern lines all around the vehicle and it’s more muscular looking than the previous model. Moreover, the tiger-nose grille is bigger and better, the LED headlights are more stylish, and the front bumper is a lot sportier. As for the size, the 2022 model is the biggest ever. It measures 4,810mm long, 1,900mm wide, and 1,695mm tall. Even the wheelbase is longer at 2815mm.
As mentioned, the new model is overall bigger. This translates to a more spacious interior. Aside from being spacious, the interior is also not something you’re used to. Kia’s new concept of “refined boldness” can easily be seen inside, especially with the quilted leather seats, bright satin finishes, and metal texture inlays. Moreover, it has features like push start/stop, dual-zone climate control, power-folding second-row seats, power-folding tailgate, and an 8-inch infotainment system.
More features are available in the SX variant, such as 12-inch LCD instrument cluster, 8-way power-adjustable and ventilated front seats, memory seats for the driver, wireless phone charger, blind spot camera, 360-degree surround-view camera, rear and forward collision avoidance assist, and lane-keep and follow assist.
However, as for the engine, both variants are equipped with the same 2.2-liter SmartStream Diesel engine capable of 202 horsepower and 441 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission which transfers all the power to the front wheels. Brakes and suspension are yet to be revealed but expect something beefier than the outgoing model.
Without a doubt, the 2022 Kia Sorento has drastically improved, especially with the design and features. It’s no longer just a boring and ordinary SUV. In fact, with all the improvements, it’s now a family SUV that you’d want to drive. The new model is just interesting and stylish.
2022 Kia Sorento Price Philippines
The 2022 Kia Sorento has a price of Php 2,398,000 for the 2.2L 4×2 EX DCT variant and Php 2,588,000 for the 2.2L 4×2 SX DCT variant. They will be available in all Kia dealerships nationwide starting on the fourth week of November. Available colors are Aurora Black Pearl, Silky Silver, and Snow White Pearl.