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2024 Kia Sorento update announced for Australia, priced from $50,680

Kia Australia has announced the facelifted 2024 update for the Sorento range, bringing in a revised design inside and out, more technology, and added features for the popular 7-seat SUV.

Four main trim lines remain on sale in Australia, spanning from the S, Sport, Sport+ and top GT-Line. These can be had with either a 148kW/440Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel with AWD, or a 200kW/332Nm 3.5-litre petrol V6 with front-wheel drive.

Hybrid and plug-in hybrid options remain for the GT-Line only, however, these will arrive a bit later in the year.

The new 7-seat SUV takes design inspiration from the recently-launched EV9 fully electric SUV, showcasing the company’s latest headlight graphic and smoother front grille, and tweaked front and rear bumper bars for a more stylish and modern look.

Inside, a 4.0-inch LCD display is featured on all but the flagship GT-Line, replacing analogue gauges, while the GT-Line gets a 12.3-inch display. It pairs with another 12.3-inch screen for the infotainment system.

To help improve long-term capability Kia is introducing over-the-air update capability with the 2024 Sorento, enabling users to apply wireless updates for things like maps and the interface software without the need to visit a service centre.

In terms of safety, Kia introduces Highway Driving Assist (HDA) and the next-gen Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), adding autonomous-like driving capability on the freeway. It’s not included on the base S model, however.

Some new paint colours have been added to the range as well, with Cityscape Green and Volcanic Sand Brown now available on all variants. Speaking about the updated model, Kia Australia’s CEO, Damien Meredith, said:

“The award-winning fourth generation Sorento took the large SUV segment by storm when it was launched in late 2020 and with the arrival of the enhanced model, what was already really good, is now even better.”

The new model goes on sale from January, with the hybrid and PHEV set to arrive in the first half of this year. Initial prices start from the following (excluding on-road costs):

2024 Kia Sorento S 3.5L V6 FWD: $50,680
2024 Kia Sorento Sport 3.5L V6 FWD: $53,300
2024 Kia Sorento Sport+ 3.5L V6 FWD: $58,230
2024 Kia Sorento GT-Line 3.5L V6 FWD: $65,590

2024 Kia Sorento S 3.5L 2.2CRDi AWD: $53,680
2024 Kia Sorento Sport 2.2CRDi AWD: $56,300
2024 Kia Sorento Sport+ 2.2CRDi AWD: $61,230
2024 Kia Sorento GT-Line 2.2CRDi AWD: $68,590

Brett Davis

Brett started out as a motor mechanic but eventually became frustrated working on cars that weren't his. He then earned a degree in journalism and scored a job at Top Gear Australia back in 2008, and then worked at Zoom/Extreme Performance magazines, CarAdvice, and started PerformanceDrive/PDriveTV in 2011 with Josh Bennis, and ran it for 12 years. He's now the owner and managing editor here at Driving Enthusiast.
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