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Base Kia Sorento now with diesel power


Originally available with a 2.4-litre petrol engine only, Kia South Africa has given its entry-level Sorento LS a boost with the inclusion of its popular 2.2-litre R CRDI turbodiesel engine.

Mirroring the petrol from a visual and interior perspective, the turbodiesel LS does however drop the six-speed manual gearbox for a similar ratio automatic, but with power remaining unchanged at 147 kW and 440 N.m of torque. Included however is Kia's Drive Mode Selector allowing the driver to choose from three settings; Normal, Eco and Sport depending on preference

Only available in rear-wheel drive and with five seats, standard features include a 3.8-inch LCD infotainment display with Bluetooth and USB, electric windows all around, six-speaker sound system, electric mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels and cloth finished seats. Notable safety items are dual front airbags and ABS with EBD.

Like the rest of the Sorento range, the LS CRDI comes as standard with Kia's five year / unlimited km warranty and five year / 100 000 km service plan.



Sorento 2.4 LS 127 kW / 225 N.m R457 995
Sorento 2.2 CRDI LS AT 147 kW / 440 N.m R489 995
Sorento 2.2 CRDI LX AT 147 kW / 440 N.m R582 995
Sorento 2.2 CRDI EX AT AWD 147 kW / 440 N.m R686 995
Sorento 2.2 CRDI SX AT AWD 147 kW / 440 N.m R713 995
Sorento 2.2 CRDI SXL AT AWD 147 kW / 440 N.m R733 995

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