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The new Kia Sorento - Sorento electrified for first time with efficient new hybrid powertrain

Source: AutoMotoTV (Glomex)

The Sorento Hybrid's new Smartstream electric powertrain consists of a 1.6-liter T-GDi (gasoline direct injection with turbocharger), a 1.49 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack and a 44.2 kW electric motor. Thanks to the intelligent packaging of the new Sorento platform, the battery pack fits under the cabin floor of the first row of seats, with minimal impact on the cabin or luggage compartment. With an output of 230 hp and 350 Nm of torque, this electrified powertrain combines low CO2 emissions with high performance. The new 1.6-liter T-GDi engine features new Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVD) valve timing technology, which adjusts the duration of valve opening according to driving conditions, rather than operating with a fixed opening duration. At low to high engine speeds, this increases power by 2 to 3% while improving fuel efficiency by up to 3%.

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