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by Tim Beissmann

The Kia Sorento is now available with a heavy duty towing package that improves the pulling ability of the recently updated full-size SUV.

Available for both front- and four-wheel-drive variants, the upgrade sees the Sorento’s maximum down ball rating increase from 120kg to 150kg, providing extra versatility for those requiring expanded towing ability.

Developed by Kia Australia, the new heavy duty tow package includes a tow bar, trailer wiring harness, new rating labels and uprated rear suspension springs to handle the increased down ball weight. Kia says the changes do not detract from the Sorento’s locally tuned ride and handling package.

Maximum braked towing capacity remains unchanged at 2000kg for vehicles with automatic transmissions and 2500kg for manual variants.

The complete heavy duty tow pack is available from Kia dealerships for $977.34 plus fitting.

Customers who have already purchased a genuine Kia tow bar with the 120kg down ball weight can upgrade with a conversion kit for $239.78 plus fitting.




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