2021 Kia Sorento - INTERIOR

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Interior design

Attractive, upscale cabin with premium material quality and progressive tech

The interior of the fourth-generation Sorento represents a step-change in quality and design for Kia cabins. From the first-generation 2002 Kia Sorento, which provided occupants with a practical, robust and utilitarian space, the Sorento today provides owners with something altogether more striking, desirable and comfortable.

One of the highest quality interior spaces found in any Kia to-date, the intuitive, tech-oriented cabin of the new Sorento is fitted with premium-quality materials and cutting-edge infotainment. At the same time, it retains the spaciousness and versatility that has characterised the Sorento over its 18-year existence.

The attractive, upscale cabin introduces a sophisticated next-generation design, based around twin digital displays in the dashboard. The 12.3-inch digital driver instrument cluster is twinned with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system at the centre of the dashboard. These display information clearly within the driver’s line of sight, and create an innovative wide-screen user experience. The car’s many functions can also be controlled with new haptic buttons on either side of the screen, which also feature further down the dashboard for the climate control system. The focal point of the dashboard is the eye-catching vertical ventilation stack, with a chrome-effect surround that extends onto the centre console below.
The cabin of the new Sorento subtly integrates a range of other technologies, including an available Mood Lighting system. This emits soft ambient downlighting from beneath the dashboard and door trim, creating a lounge-like feeling and greater sense of space. A wireless smartphone charger also sits at the base of the centre console, while a powerful BOSE® surround-sound system is also available to provide a more immersive in-car audio experience.

Material quality is enhanced, with a cabin that blends metallic trim, leather upholstery, and embossed satin-effect surfaces. Applied throughout the interior and across the dashboard, the cabin boasts a more sophisticated appearance and ambience as a result. In Europe, the Sorento is offered to buyers with a choice of black cloth, leather (grey or black single-tone, or black-and-grey two-tone), or black quilted Nappa leather.

Sorento electrified for the first time with efficient new hybrid powertrains
Kia’s newest SUV will be available with hybrid power – a first for a Sorento – and buyers will eventually able to choose from hybrid or plug-in hybrid variants.
The Sorento Hybrid is powered by a new ‘Smartstream’ electrified powertrain, pairing a 1.6-litre T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) with a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and 44.2 kW electric motor. The intelligent packaging of the Sorento’s new platform means the battery pack can be located under the floor, with minimal impact on cabin or luggage space.
Producing 230 ps and 350 Nm torque, this electrified powertrain combines low CO2 emissions with high levels of performance. The new 1.6-litre T-GDi engine features Kia’s new Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology, regulating valve opening time according to driving conditions, instead of operating on a fixed opening time. This boosts performance at low-to-mid engine speeds and enhances fuel efficiency.

💬 Comments on the video

KILLING THE GAME!! This has official entered the #1 spot on my list. Bravo KIA 👏👏👏

Author — Shawn David


I thought I was done with Kia after this last car..

Author — Bro. Tolliver


Truly, one of the finest interior layouts I've come across of any, and all other SUVs on the market today, including your high end Chevy Suburbans, Cadillac Escalades etc., etc.. No question, the attention to detail is simply awesome. It's as though Kia has reached a pinnacle here, and makes me wonder, how could they possibly improve on this. At it's price point, for the package you get, why would you want to go elsewhere. Sign me up...

Author — David Hamilton


It's a beauty no doubt! CHECK OUT THE Platinum Grapate color.

Author — Vince Bellisano


Kia's are usually very nice on the inside for what the car itself costs

Author — Dylan Robinson


дизайн отличный, в отличии от тойотовских уродов.

Author — Иван Тополь


gap between upper and lower centre console ???? much prefer the higher setup in the Santa Fe...

Author — icarus0032


Un gran automóvil este va a dar que hablar. Lo cambiaré por mi carnival.

Author — Alberto Saiz Saiz


What's the difference between the Sorento & the Telluride? I think the Telluride needs a much roomier 3rd row, to make a difference. The 3.8L V6 needs to put out more torque, at lower RPM. Gas mileage is not impressive, either.

Author — Robert Eckart


Чо за страшная БАБА всё это коментит???? покрасивее не нашлось ???

Author — Леонид Фомин


How many of you will agree that one day KIA will rule entire automobile industry...

Author — prahalladh m


This is better than literally any SUV right now

Author — H R