The 2017 Kia Sorento range has been bolstered this week with the addition of a new Si Limited variant, which adds around $3000 of extra value for no price increase over the entry-level model on which it’s based.
Over the standard Si, the Si Limited scores 18-inch machine finish alloy wheels, leather-appointed seat trim, a premium steering wheel with faux wood trim and Limited badging.
Four colours will be offered; Clear White (solid), Aurora Black, Silky Silver and Snow White Pearl (premium).
Standard features on the base car already include a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, rear-view camera, along with front and rear parking sensors.
Under the bonnet is the choice of the 199kW/318Nm 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine driving the front wheels, or the familiar 147kW/441Nm 2.2-litre turbo-diesel driving all four wheels. Both drivetrains are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission as standard.
The Si Limited V6 petrol starts at $43,990, while the oiler commands a $3500 premium at $47,490.
While it may appear the Si Limited is listed $3000 higher than its Si equivalent, the difference appears to be absorbed in the obligatory on-road costs – with both the Si and Si Limited shown at the same driveaway price on Kia Australia’s online price calculator.
As with the wider Kia range, the Sorento Si Limited is covered by the company’s seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with seven years of capped-price servicing.
Note: Kia Australia was not able to provide images of the Sorento Si Limited, though the additional equipment is similar to the mid-grade SLi specification (pictured)
2017 Kia Sorento pricing (plus on-road costs)
Si 4X2 V6 – $40,990
Si Limited 4X2 V6 – $43,990 (New)
SLi 4X2 V6 – $45,990
Si 4X4 Diesel – $44,490
Si Limited 4X4 Diesel – $47,490 (New)
SLi 4X4 Diesel – $49,490
Platinum 4X4 Diesel – $56,590
GT-Line 4X4 Diesel – $58,490